Field of activity 4: strengthening and extending the R&D capacities
For safeguarding the future the entire energy industry requires diverse application-oriented research and development facilities (R&D), in addition to this, interdisciplinary networks of relevant companies, the extension and further profiling of knowledge and competence institutions. In particular in the area of system integration the region has corresponding university and non-university research capacities and is the location of essential technology providers and IT-companies. In order to exploit the existing potential not only a corresponding equipment of the research landscape with financial resources is required, but also further settlement and foundation activities need to be promoted. In this, not only a coordinated strategy is of high importance, but also the strengthening of institutions of the – also subject-specific – knowledge and technology transfer. Only this way the application of research results can be carried out in and for the practice and lead to corresponding entrepreneurial activities.
Special attention is additionally paid to the strengthening of energy storage research in order to meet the future challenges in the area of energy systems and infrastructures.