Complimenting the Energy flagship fair, brand-new research findings and projects dealing with the transition to sustainable energy can also be found at Research & Technology . The environmental and economic aspects of energy make it the focus of researchers and innovative companies worldwide. Organized for the third year in a row by TU Berlin ScienceMarketing (TUBS), the themed presentation Energy Research in Hall 2 contributes new and exciting ideas. It focuses on cross-sector issues facing the transition to sustainable energy, including energy efficiency, renewables, energy storage, energy distribution/smart grids, resource management and electromobility.
"The transition to sustainable energy will necessitate a new approach and innovative implementation strategies," says TUBS Project Manager Dr. Thorsten Knoll. He believes that the work of energy researchers and collaboration with businesses will "play a pivotal role in achieving the transition to renewables."
Five representatives from the Berlin-Brandenburg region will participate in 2016 in the themed presentation. The Energy Technology Cluster Berlin-Brandenburg is playing a key role as the networking institution for the various stakeholders from science and commerce. "Focus is placed on renewables, energy efficiency technologies, power grids, storage, e-mobility, turbo engines, and power plant technology," explains Sebastian Witt, Project Manager for the cluster. The goal is to "initiate collaboration between business and science to create innovations."
At its stand and in presentations, the Energy Technology Cluster Berlin-Brandenburg will showcase projects currently being carried out in the region. One example is the joint research project "WindNODE – Wind in Northeast Germany", which will make the region around the capital a showcase for smart energy. WindNODE is one of five model regions in Germany currently developing and demonstrating innovative technologies and processes for the power supply of the future.
More ideas from the world of energy research will be presented at the themed presentation by Helmholtz-Center Potsdam – German Research Center for Geosciences and the Helmholtz-Center Berlin for Materials and Energy. In addition the EnerKite from Berlin will demonstrate improvements made to the “portable wind turbine” that was an eye-catcher at HANNOVER MESSE 2015’s Energy Research presentation.