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Innovation

Northern Hesse - a region with a positive capacity for innovation. In the area of the investment behaviour of industrial enterprises, northern Hesse is showing positive developments, for the investment behaviour in northern Hesse is more dynamic than the average for the state. Economically, the region is getting stronger and stronger. The number of people in employment is increasing, highly-skilled jobs are being created and the University of Kassel is also providing educated, qualified young talents in the region. The areas of expertise mobility and logistics, energy, tourism and health are the key pillars of competitiveness and capacity for innovation.

IWES - Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology

IWES - Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) conducts applied research. The focus is on the whole range of wind energy and the integration of renewable sources of energy into supply structures.


The four key areas of research and development of IWES are: systems engineering and grid integration, control engineering and energy storage systems, bioenergy system technology, and energy economy and grid operation. more info...

IBP - Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics

IBP - Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics

The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics deals with research, development, testing, demonstration and consulting in all areas of building physics. This includes noise control and sound insulation measures in buildings, the optimisation of acoustics in auditoriums, measures for saving energy, lighting technology. It also covers issues related to the indoor environment, hygiene, health protection and construction material emissions, as well as aspects of heat insulation, protection against damp and weather-proofing, the preservation of building structures and the conservation of historic monuments. more info...

 

 

IdE - Institute for Decentralised Energy Technologies

IdE - Institute for Decentralised Energy Technologies

The IdE is an institute for decentralised energy technologies, geared towards the development of prototypes and pilot systems.
The main task of the IdE is the further development of renewable energy systems. Important functions of the IdE include both the supplementation of Northern Hesse's capacity for innovation in the area of renewable and decentralised energy technologies and energy efficiencies and the connection to northern Hesse's strength, "electromobility".
The IdE was established as a non-profit limited liability company (under German law) under the joint sponsorship of the University of Kassel, which has a 50% share, regional companies, the company and technological network deENet e.V., the city of Kassel and the municipality of Niestetal. more info...

Metakus

Metakus

One of the most important research institutions in northern Hesse is the technology and application centre for metal forming Metakus. With its focus on the industrial metal forming of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, Metakus is a unique service provider in Germany and an important global player, based in Baunatal in northern Hesse. more info...

ZUB - Centre for Environmentally-Friendly Construction

ZUB - Centre for Environmentally-Friendly Construction

The Centre for Environmentally-Friendly Construction (ZUB) is a platform for applied research, trades, industry, architects and engineers and also offers further training and communication programmes. The area of development includes concepts for environmentally-friendly construction with different focuses, such as illumination, cooling, ventilation etc. This area also contains planning tools, systems and system components, devices for air supply, directing light and shading etc. more info...

CINSaT - Research centre for nanostructure

CINSaT - Research centre for nanostructure

At the University of Kassel, research is being conducted on the vision for the future of nanotechnology in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT).

The Institutes for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, the Institute for Nanostructure Technology and Analytics (INA) and the Faculties of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy are working closely together in interdisciplinary research projects to promote basic research in this field. more info...

FiDT - Technology and start-up centre

FiDT - Technology and start-up centre

The technology and start-up centre in Kassel operates as a forge for fresh minds with new ideas. Within walking distance of the ICE station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, today it accommodates more than 70 companies, employing around 700 people. Many of these are spin-offs from the university with very good prospects. more info...