CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

4. April 2017

Andreas Zeller receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant

CISPA Researcher and ACM Fellow Prof. Andreas Zeller has been awarded his second ERC Grant. After receiving the ERC Advanced Grant in 2011, the ERC Proof of Concept Grant will now enable him and his team to explore the commercial potential of BOXMATE and to develop a market-ready product by cooperating with one of CISPA’s spin-offs “Backes SRT”.

ERC grants are awarded on a regular basis by the European Research Council and are considered the most important and prestigious awards for research in Europe.

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