There was a deadline at the end of August 2007 for a joint Australian-German research cooperation between the DAAD and the Go8, where the latter is a cooperation between eight of the largest (best?) universities of Australia. We came, we saw, we conquered — there were 26 successful applications for a funded cooperation between a German university or research team and a corresponding Australian part. Further details can be found at the Go8’s website and the rest of the successful applications can be found here (pdf-file). Our topic was related to the optimization of wind turbines to ensure security of supply.