Advancing energy transition and electromobility
Germany's political decision of a 'transformation of the energy system' known as the 'Energiewende' calls for a complete restructuring of the energy supply system. Until 2035, renewable energy is planned to represent 60 percent of the energy mix in Germany. Consequently, politics, industry and society are facing massive challenges to create a new paradigm of energy supply. Moreover, comprehensive technical problems have to be solved and new business models need to be developed.
Mobility2Grid is a broad public-private partnership for innovations in the areas of energy transition and electromobility. 36 institutions from industry and research build a common partnership with a volume of about €30 million. The association Mobility2Grid was founded in February 2015.
The central idea is to integrate electromobility into decentralised energy networks. Hereby, the transformation of energy and the development of new mobility concepts need to be combined. Following this overall goal, energy supply and traffic infrastructure have to be connected to make electricity, energy and traffic more affordable, safe and complete. Therefore, new technologies need to be developed that also include the participation of the civil society. Within 6 thematic areas, Mobility2Grid carries out new technologies and innovative business models as well as user acceptance and the promotion of young researchers. One cross-thematic area analyses exploitation perspectives in a joint venture.
EICT is partner of Mobility2Grid and engaged in the thematic area of 'digital spaces' on consumer-integrated product development. Hereby, companies and future users develop together upcoming products. This includes future strategies on digitalisation in cities and regions. In this area, new platforms enable new marketplaces which are equally important for energy and traffic-related questions. Digitalisation further facilitates high-resolution data about energy flows, energy consumption and energy production. This results in completely new services, e.g. feedback systems for energy consumption.
Strategy Development, Research, Innovation Management, Consumer-Integrated Product Development