Future Energy Systems
In December 2013, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB and the Siemens AG founded the Campus „Future Energy Systems“. It serves as a common platform for the research partnership. The goal of the partnership is to increase sustainability, reliability as well as cost effectiveness of future energy systems.
Partnership Agreement between FAU and Siemens
Within the framework of the agreement, we tackle tomorrow’s challenges. By developing comprehensive innovations in the field of process- and systems engineering, we contribute to the energy system transformation. Market-ready solutions are either integrated into the Siemens portfolio or transformed into start-up businesses. Bilateral research as well as public funded research and projects together with Siemens customers are carried out. Furthermore, we elaborate position papers on topics such as power supply and the energy market as recommendations for government policy and society. Within the scope of Campus FES activities, extensive Ph.D. and Post-Doc programs are in place to promote Germany as a business and science location.
Campus „Future Energy Systems“ as an outstanding research collaboration
Besides FAU and the Siemens Corporate Technology, further partners of the Campus FES are: Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm (ELSYS Institut für leistungselektronische Systeme), Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung (ZAE Bayern) and the Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN). The first batch of research topics were „green synthesis of chemical energy carriers by means of renewable energy“, “Plasma gasification of biomass”, “Energy storage technologies”, “Power electronics and converters”, and “Energy efficient drives and generators”.