The EnergieForum Karlsruhe, created in 2006 by the Karlsruhe Economic Development Department, counts as its members 29 research and development institutions and 60 companies. It reflects the know-how of nearly 200 experts in the most different fields of energy technology in the Karlsruhe area, a real high-tech hub.
When seeking future-oriented solutions, the strategic exploitation of results from research and development is the key to innovation, new products and services. But information transfer is no one-way street: the dialogue between research and industry has to go in both directions.
In the near future, more than seven billion people will need to be supplied with energy. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in which the Universität Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe pool their competences and resources to establish an internationally outstanding institution in the natural and engineering sciences, accepts this challenge and operates the KIT Energy Center for this purpose.
The KIT Energy Center, whose 1100 staff members make it one of Europe’s largest energy research establishments, pools the energy research conducted by the Universität Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, together with renowned cooperation partners. Its interdisciplinary approach links fundamental research with applied research into all energy resources for industry, households, services, and mobility.