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The exchange of opinions, ideas and concepts, as well as the promoting of cooperation and of a joint network can only be achieved through a large number of strong partners:
The company AQUATEC Hoch- & Niederdrucktechnik was the basis for today’s group of companies. In 2008 and in February 2013, the companies AQUATEC Energy and AQUATEC On- & Offshore Service GmbH were founded respectively. Both are based on and draw from the 20 years of operational experience that has been gathered. The Aquatec Group is a company that specialises in cleaning and renovation, for which it uses surface technologies of up to 3000 bar. The company can also rely on experience in the field of mobile water jet cutting technology.
AVT has been active as a vocational training centre in the field of training and further education since 1991. So far, AVT has successfully qualified about 65,000 trainees and 60,000 participants in further education in the last 28 years, including in the field of energy technology. On more than 6,700 square meters, state-of-the-art technical cabinets are available for training and continuing education. We maintain cooperation with about 300 companies in the region and are partners of the trade associations.
The association Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network e.V. (BEN) is a network and the central interest group of the energy revolution in Berlin-Brandenburg. It lies at the intersection of the fields of economy, politics and science, therefore promoting solutions for an effective execution of the energy revolution in the region. Furthermore, it supports the business activities of the sector.
Within the network “Berliner NetzwerkE” businesses and higher education institutions work together on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energies. Berlin’s energy agency “Berliner Energieagentur” is responsible for the network management. Together the partners within the network develop joint innovative concepts, products and services with a focus on topics related to energy, which they subsequently turn into model projects. Berliner NetzwerkE is open towards new partners that wish to actively participate in shaping Berlin as an energy location.
The company Professor Dr. Berg & Kießling GmbH (B + K) specialises in the development and construction of innovative and environmentally friendly energy-technical installations based on micro gas turbines. All products make it possible to use fossil energy sources sparingly and to use energy sources or residues – so-called hidden fuels – efficiently.
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin the university is one of Germany‘s largest state universities of applied sciences. With a wide range of forward-looking degree courses and a staff of highly qualified specialists, Beuth University encourages the career opportunities of all prospective and current students, regardless of their social background. Beuth University was founded in 1971 as the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin (TFH) and renamed as the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin in 2009.
The “Brandenburg Energy Technology Initiative” (“Brandenburgische Energie Technologie Initiative” or ETI) is a joint project of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of Brandenburg and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Potsdam. As an information and communication platform aimed at creating a network consisting of small and medium-sized enterprises, the initiative participates in many measures taken for the implementation of the Energy Strategy 2030 of the State of Brandenburg.
The association CEBra e.V. (“Centre for Energy Technology Brandenburg”) is the provider and initiator of the regional network “Moderne Kraftwerkstechnik” (“Modern Power Station Technology”). The network deals with modern power station technology and is anchored in the state of Brandenburg in the Cluster Energy Technology Berlin-Brandenburg. It is the initiator of various interdisciplinary industry projects in the field of energy, and as such CEBra e.V. complements the structures of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and of the market-oriented company CEBra GmbH.
The Competence Centre for Energy Storage Systems and Energy Systems Management of the Chamber of Craft Trades Potsdam is unique in the whole of Germany. It resides in the Centre for Trade Promotion (“Zentrum für Gewerbeförderung” or ZfG) in Götz and it will train skilled employees for the booming energy storage systems market. The training will be profound and provide excellent qualifications thanks to practice-oriented courses, seminars and consultation services.
CHD was founded in 1993 and since then has been at the side of the energy suppliers in Berlin and Brandenburg. The main business areas include gas and district heating pipeline construction, the construction and reconstruction of district heating plants. In order to successfully adapt to the changes in the energy sector, new fields of activity have been opened up in recent years in the field of renewable energies, so that CHD today has a broad field of activity in addition to the construction of solar thermal power plants, also in the construction of island solutions for energy generation.
The company DTM focuses mainly on consulting services and process analyses aimed at optimising energy generation plants (35 kW to 100 kW) that use hidden fuels. In the fields of technical sales, marketing, customer acquisition and market analysis DTM is at home on globally defined target markets. The company’s expertise is based on years of experience in a technical environment and on international projects; this experience is the very basis of the company’s success and the epitome of its philosophy: thoroughness, perfection and ingenuity.
E.DIS AG is one of the largest regional energy service providers in Germany, far beyond the classic topic of energy supply. For the future of the region, E.DIS is committed to broadband expansion and electric mobility and is actively shaping the energy world of tomorrow - regionally, closely and reliably.
The green tech company energenious is developing an online platform that enables planners and operators of site networks and microgrids to achieve the highest return on investment for integrated decentralized energy systems. The globally scalable technology offers enormous savings potential, as the various energies (such as electricity, heat and gas) are combined, with coupled optimisation of design and operation.
EnerKíte develops airborne wind power stations, which can produce eco-electricity in a consistent way at unrivalled cheap prices. The planned product portfolio ranges from container solutions starting at 100 kW all the way to installations for industrial electricity production of up to 2 MW.
enersis develops and operates digital platforms for the planning and simulation of the energy system transformation. With new findings enersis accompany energy suppliers, cities and industry on their way to decarbonisation.
The ESM Energy System Management GmbH takes over the technical and commercial management of power stations in order to provide system services for the European electricity grid, predominantly for the German control area. Among other things it operates a virtual power station for the management of stationary mass storage units linked to photovoltaic systems in Niederlehme.
The cooperation network EuReffuS is the leading network in the field of energy and resource efficiency and as such it offers innovative products and solutions in the field of efficiency technologies in industry and trade. In the framework of cooperative research and development projects, we develop new future-proof solutions.
The company Euro-K GmbH focuses on research-based engineering and construction activities for the development of special components (e.g. high-temperature particle separators and dual fuel burners). The company boasts comprehensive simulation and computational capacities in the areas of flow analysis, strength tests as well as process optimisations, which it uses for the analysis and development of individual components or overall systems. At the very heart of all the projects lies the micro gas turbine.
The company EWE VERTRIEB is a modern energy service provider with roots in the Ems/Weser/Elbe region as well as in Brandenburg and on the island Rügen. The company is a reliable and inexpensive energy supplier with about 1.6 million clients. It has a broad range of products and services, which is being complemented by the construction and operating of energy systems. Thereby, EWE combines traditional and innovative energy services for private households, the industry, public utility companies and municipalities.
Biobased carbon fibers for light-weight cars, organic light-emitting diodes for flexible displays or artificial corneas for eye implants – for more than 25 years the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm has been developing polymers. Our materials and methods cover the entire range of polymer applications. We also create conditions which ensure that the developed methods not only work on a laboratory scale, but also under production conditions.
The company GeoClimaDesign AG is a producer of capillary tube mats, surface heating and cooling systems for new constructions and the renovation of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The company uses its products in the form of ceiling heating or cooling or it integrates them into walls or floors. In order to achieve this, it uses heat pump systems, hybrid systems and CHP systems and deploys them in low-temperature networks and the cooling of buildings without CO2. The company also offers products for the carbon-dioxide-free turf heating; among other things, systems preventing the forming of ice, photovoltaic solar thermal energy pairings and ice storages.
Ranging from the smart electricity metre or the wireless light switch to the transmitting washing machine: smart home technologies will change the future of our lives and of economic activities in buildings. The network and association “green with IT e.V.” within the programme GRW is being supported by Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research and it tests and implements new application fields for software and hardware. It does so in cooperation with innovative partners from the field of housing and facility management in the framework of specific pilot projects.
The Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development researches the potential of sustainable development in the fields of renewable energy, regional management, sustainable tourism, conservation, forestry, wood engineering, organic farming, adaptation to climate change and sustainable economics. Teaching and research are being conducted at and with partners in the region in a hands-on manner. The HNEE won the European EMAS Award in 2017 and it has been climate neutral since 2014.
The HTW Berlin stands for challenging studies and practice-oriented research. In more than 70 courses of study, around 14,000 students are taught knowledge in the fields of technology, computer science, economics, law, culture and design. In numerous projects with partners from science and industry, the scientists of the research focus "Renewable Energies - Energy Efficiency" are dedicated to topics such as the generation of renewable energies, grid integration and energy-efficient buildings.
IBAR Systemtechnik is an engineering company for automation technology with more than 50 engineers who mainly deal with hardware and software engineering for industrial customers and their energy and process control systems. As a system integrator, it equips energy control stations in the fields of electricity, heat, gas and water with all functionalities from Smart Grid to Smart Region. As part of Smart City projects, IBAR supplies a system solution ICC (intelligent Control Center).
The IBBF (a research institute for topics of continuing vocational education and training in companies) develops research and development projects, innovative concepts and solutions for vocational education and training in companies and for work design. In close cooperation with our clients from the fields of politics and economy, these concepts are then developed and provided for real-life use. The range of services includes research and model projects, transfer of practice, case studies, empirical enquiries and evaluations as well as scientific support for funding programmes and innovation projects.
The Innovation Centre Energy bundles and brings together the activities of the TU Berlin in the field of energy research. This means that it networks the expert knowledge in the field of energy available at the IZE and offers a central platform for communication and cooperation with industrial and external research partners. The IZE promotes and supports young people in the field of energy and strengthens energy research in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region.
The IHP performs research and development in the fields of silicon-based systems, highest-frequency integrated circuits, and technologies for wireless and broadband communication. The focus of research at the institute is oriented towards issues relevant for business, resulting in applications for telecommunications, semiconductor and automotive industries, aerospace, telemedicine, and automation technologies. The institute has developed into an internationally recognized competence center for silicon-germanium technologies.
The Network Lightweight Metal Brandenburg is a union consisting of partners from the fields of science and economy with special expertise in metal lightweight design and hybrid lightweight design. The network supports its members in their search for lightweight design solutions, potential partners, suppliers and research institutes and it also provides information on suitable funding programmes. As a network in Brandenburg, the LMB is involved in the Cluster strategy of the state and it is in direct contact with the relevant partners of the clusters and the different economic development agencies in order to provide coordination and cooperation.
McPhy Energy Germany is engaged in the conception, development, construction and distribution of technical plants for the production and refuelling of hydrogen. Our electrolysers and fuelling stations are characterised by sophisticated design, high operational safety, simple operation and long service life. This is backed up by sound experience in the construction and commissioning of corresponding plants.
PRIGNITZ Mikrosystemtechnik develops and produces, among other things, pressure, temperature and humidity sensors, which are specially adapted to customer requirements, and has its own clean room. The internationally successful company employs around 60 people, almost one in five of whom is engaged in research and development.
The Digital Business Association Berlin-Brandenburg is the interest group for companies in the field IT and Internet economy in Berlin and Brandenburg. It connects important players of the sector and represents their interests in politics and society, but it also promotes an active interaction with user companies of all the other sectors in the region. The association’s numerous events foster interactions, cooperation and knowledge growth. It regularly provides forums, networks, get-togethers and compact seminars. The SIBB’s “Digitalisierungsfinder” or “digitisation search tool” enables companies to quickly and easily find a suitable, competent provider.
There is a strong political commitment to Berlin as a "Smart City". In April 2015, the Berlin Senate adopted the Berlin Smart City Strategy. The goals of the Smart City Strategy include, among other things, expanding the international competitiveness of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region, increasing Berlin's resource efficiency and climate neutrality by 2050, and creating a pilot market for innovative applications.
Solmove technology is based on proven photovoltaics combined with an innovative, stable glass surface that can be glued on horizontal surfaces. Our modules are no-slippery, break-resistant and have a special structure that optimally directs sunlight on the underlying solar cells. The profile is self-cleaning and designed in a way that rainwater can drain well. The modules can easily and quickly be installed with a plug-in system.
Currently the public utility company Stadtwerke Hennigsdorf supplies 9,500 households, more than 50 companies and about 35 municipal institutions with district heating. Today half of the heat energy is already being produced from renewable sources. The project “Wärmedrehscheibe” or “Heat Hub” will increase the share of renewable sources; through waste heat utilisation in the local steel mill, the construction of a large-scale solar power station and of multipurpose storage devices, heat production will be carbon-dioxide-free to an extent of more than 80% by 2021. As of 2025, the utility company wants to produce 100% of the heat in a climate-neutral way.
Stromnetz Berlin is responsible for Berlin's distribution grid and offers for 2.35 million households and businesses a sustainable basis for all desired energy solutions.
With around 2,600 students and 21 courses of study in three faculties, the Brandenburg University of Technology offers the best opportunities for intensive and practice-oriented study of economics, computer science or technology. The faculties provide application-oriented teaching, further education and research in an interdisciplinary manner. The research profile of the THB is characterized by interdisciplinary security research, digital transformation and energy and resource efficiency.
The Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau) is a young campus university with a strong focus on the future and practical studies, south of Berlin.
The UVB is the leading economic and socio-political association in the region. It is made up of 60 business and employers' associations from industry, trade, insurance and service sectors as well as the skilled trades. Further members are nationally active associations without a regional structure which participate in the UVB to represent their local member companies. The UVB is also the regional association of the Federal Association of German Employers' Associations (Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände) and the regional representative of the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie).