Future Issues //
University association InnoSÜD - subject area energy
With the “Energiewende”, the Federal Government of Germany is pursuing the goal of switching energy supply almost exclusively to renewable energies by 2050.
For this to happen, efficient and economical solutions for renewable energies are needed in all areas: extraction, transport and distribution, storage and use. In the field of energy, the University of Biberach and the Technical University of Ulm, led by the Technical University of Ulm, are researching cross-system technologies.
With research focuses in the field of energy systems, energy management, building climate, photovoltaics, intelligent networks and electromobility and thanks to their networking with public actors, regional energy providers and specialist initiatives, the two universities are ideally positioned for this.
Ulm Science City - Battery Research
In the city of science in Ulm, partners from universities and industry-related research institutions optimize batteries and fuel cells for electromobility and the energy transition – from basic research to pilot production systems.
The city of science in Ulm is a future forge for powerful, reliable batteries and fuel cells. Such novel and environmentally friendly storage and converters make a significant contribution to the success of the energy transition and to the establishment of electromobility. The university’s traditional and globally recognized electrochemistry works with strong partners from the field. With these partners, the university even managed to attract the only cluster of excellence in battery research in Germany in 2018.
Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
The state of Baden-Württemberg founded the ZSW in 1988 together with universities, research institutions and companies as a non-profit foundation under civil law. Solar energy and hydrogen technologies are currently growing on an industrial scale as building blocks for sustainable energy supply in the 21st century. The following goals and priorities are derived from this.
The goals of the ZSW are:
- Research and development for technologies for the sustainable and climate-friendly provision of electricity, heat and renewable fuels
- Implementation of R&D results in marketable products (technology transfer)
- Advising political decision-makers and professional associations
Current focal points are
- Photovoltaic materials research and development for thin-film technologies
- Photovoltaic module and system technology as well as module and system characterization
- Hydrogen Technology
- Electrochemical energy technologies
- Fuel cell development and manufacturing
- Renewable fuels and process engineering
- Modeling and simulation
- Grid integration of renewable energies and smart grid
- Energy system analysis
Research at Ulm University: Energy
In addition to high-quality teaching and further training, application-oriented research is one of the core tasks of Ulm University of Applied Sciences. With its research activities, the university wants to make an important contribution to the technical, ecological and thus also social development of the Ulm region and the state of Baden-Württemberg. The university’s researchers use their expertise to promote projects together with partners from business and science.
Tailor-made solutions for companies outside of the university’s application-oriented research and development are offered by various Steinbeis transfer centers under the direction of university professors.
In the joint project InnoSÜD, the university is concentrating on future technologies in the area of mobility and energy.