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Energy technology, clean technologies and sustainability

The Capital region is chock full of energy. Berlin-Brandenburg is a production location and groundbreaking research region for energy technology issues.

approx. 6,500
over 60,500
approx. 29 bn. €
annual turnover

Locational advantages

  • Numerous research facilities, universities, and institutions of higher education provide first-class research and teaching in all areas of energy engineering.
  • Brandenburg is one of the world’s leading regions in the expansion and system integration of renewable energy.
  • As a capital of digitization, Berlin is giving an important boost to the continuation of the energy transformation, which is increasingly based on networking, sector coupling, and new business models.
  • Berlin offers attractive conditions and the best support for your company - whether you are setting up or expanding.
  • On the way to a sustainable economy, Berlin is driving forward the 17 goals of the sustainable development agenda in order to remain internationally competitive and attractive to talent.

In addition, Berlin was recently a showcase for smart energy. The WindNODE, project, which was successfully completed in 2021 and included all of north-eastern Germany and Berlin as its center, was selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as one of five showcase regions for the intelligent networking of the energy system in Germany.

Why Berlin?

„We are able to find excellent skilled specialists and engineers for our facility easily; Berlin is a magnet for talent and highly qualified people. As one of the world's leading jet engine companies, we also benefit from this.“

Ulrich Wenger,
Ulrich Wenger, Head of Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG

Energy technology in the capital is comprised of the industries, among others:

The clean technologies include:

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Energy technology and clean technologies in the capital region

Use our interactive industry map to learn more about selected locations and available infrastructure - in 2D and in 3D.

Interactive Map

Leading in Science and Research

In Berlin and Brandenburg, around 30 scientific institutions are working on energy-related topics:

The most important non-university research institutes include:

(Source of data in illustration: Berlin Economic and Innovation Report of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, 2020)

Your contact

Wolfgang Korek

Wolfgang Korek

Head of Unit
Energy | Environment | Smart City
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

What is Berlin's contribution to the energy transition?
Guest: Dr. Kathrin Goldammer,
Managing Director Reiner Lemoine Institut
22.06.2022 (in German)

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