The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Caledo building took place in compliance with special corona protection measures. The official construction phase was initiated in the presence of representatives of the user and builder sides as well as the Mayor of Dortmund, Thomas Westphal, and the Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen. A new research building with around 4,000 square metres of floor space and 100 workplaces in state-of-the-art laboratories will now be built on the TU Dortmund campus by the beginning of 2025. In the future, liquid phases will be customised for environmentally friendly and innovative processes in chemistry and biotechnology or for pharmaceutical products in the “Center for Advanced Liquid-Phase Engineering Dortmund”, or CALEDO for short. “With CALEDO, an internationally visible research centre is being created that has a supra-regional significance for research in the field of bio- and chemical engineering,” says Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen.