Research Partners

RENAC Academy 

In cooperation with the Technical University Berlin, RENAC is running the Master's Degree Programme GPE New Energy Technologies.
RENAC works closly with leading companies, research facilities and individual experts in the solar industry and forms an interface between business and the university.

GCSM - Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing

The GSCM serves as a forum for academics, researchers and practitioners from international universities, research institutes and industrial companiesworking on topis related to sustainable manufacturing. It offers keynote speeches, panel discussionsand parallel presentations.


CIRP – International Academy for Production Engineering

CIRP is the world leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems.

Fraunhofer Institut IPK

Fraunhofer Institut for Production Systems (IPK). Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin stands for over 35 years of excellence in production science.

Helmholtz Institut

In the field of solar energy research, HZB scientists are paving the way for new generations of solar cells and solar fuels to conquer the market.

DGS - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie e.V.

The DGS is the German division of the International Solar Energy Society

Fraunhofer ISE

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (ISE). With a staff of above 1200, Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe.


Technical University Berlin

TU Berlin - Department Assembly Technology and Factory Management

TU Berlin - Department Quality Management

TU Berlin - Department Industrial Automation Technology

TU Berlin - Center for Technology and Society

TU Berlin - Department of Operations Management

TU Berlin - Department Machine- and Power Plant Technics

TU Berlin - Department Industrial Informationtechnology

TU Berlin – Department Sustainable Engineering

TU Berlin - Institut für Technologie und Management

TU Berlin - Department for Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy

TU Berlin - Department of Energy Systems


Tongji University 


VDI Berlin Brandenburg


Weierstrass Institut

WGP - Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik

The German Academic Society for Production Engineering is an association of leading German professors of production engineering.


Zuse Institut Berlin


Industrial Partners



BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917.
BMW Group's worldwide production network: BMW manufactures products at 25 sites in over 13 countries on five continents. BMW automobiles are produced at 14 locations.

Capgemini Deutschland Holding GmbH

Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Present in 44 countries with more than 125,000 employees.

Gildemeister AG

GILDEMEISTER holds a leading position worldwide as a producer of cutting machine tools. Its range of products includes innovative high­tech machines and services, as well as software and energy solutions. GILDEMEISTER has a broad, diverse and established customer base in a variety of industries and regions.



Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen is the biggest German automaker and the second biggest automaker in the world. Volkswagen has factories in many parts of the world, manufacturing or assembling vehicles for local markets. Volkswagen has manufacturing or assembly plants in Germany, Mexico, Slovakia, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Africa, USA and Indonesia.

Arepo Consult

Analysis and advice on all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and market development - Arepo Consult means expertise, experience and success.

MicroEnergy International GmbH

MicroEnergy International GmbH stands for fair and sustainable energy access for all.

PI Experts GmbH

PI EXPERTS performs engineering and consulting services for solar-technical energy-applications on all continents.