Current Projects

Current Projects

An overview of the current research projects of the BIGS – more information on the individual projects can be found on the corresponding project pages.


The increase in weather events such as extreme heat and heavy rain poses new challenges for rescue services, hospitals, fire departments and disaster control in Germany. Through AIRCIS, we want to strengthen the resilience of public services in the area of healthcare and mobility in Lusatia. The project will run for three years and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport as part of the mFund programme.


The Horizon Europe project CEDAR – Common European Data Spaces and Robust AI for Transparent Public Governance will use three case studies in Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine to develop methods, tools and guidelines for the automatic digitisation of data sources existing in public administration to combat corruption.

Creation of Security Analyses in Saxon Municipalities

In this project, which is funded by the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, the BIGS is working together with the Neue Köhler Management Gesellschaft and the IABG to create and conduct citizen surveys. The aim of the project is to analyse the security situation in the Free State of Saxony and, in particular, to record the perception of security of the population living there. 


Millions of citizens across Europe use the Internet and social media every day to read news and search for information. Unfortunately, there are actors who take advantage of these tools to spread disinformation and manipulate public opinion. This creates distrust of science, journalists, and government agencies. Comprising a set of innovative technological developments, FERMI will facilitate European Police Authorities to detect and monitor the way that Disinformation and Fake News spread, both in terms of locations and within different segments of the society, and to put in place relevant security countermeasures.


The Power2Rescue project, coordinated by the Björn Steiger Foundation, is researching the possibilities of climatefriendly fuel and drive technologies for emergency vehicles in rescue services as part of a feasibility study.


Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport, RescueFly is concerned with the use of decentrally stationed drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) to support water rescue in large and difficult-to-access areas. The focus here is on cross-county and cross-state prevention and rescue using drones in inland waters in the Lausitz region. In line with the Brandenburg process paper “Lausitzprogramm 2038", RescueFly links the modern research, innovation and science location with the model region of health. BIGS is responsible for project management in consultation with the project coordinator, the Björn Steiger Foundation, and is responsible for organizing the work with the collaborative partners, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, the Dresden University of Technology, the Chemnitz University of Technology, Mintmasters and Droniq.


In 2023, BIGS, together with the Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPBW), won funding from the German-Polish Science Foundation (DPWS) for the project SAFE – Security Alliance for German-Polish Endeavors to prepare a cross-border security analysis between Germany and Poland. As part of German-Polish relations, the project aims to strengthen cooperation in the area of joint crime prevention and control.