The universities in the region offer various degree programs including vehicle technology (TU Berlin and HTW Berlin), vehicle and power systems technology and lightweight constructions (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg), mechatronics/automation systems (FH Brandenburg) and industrial engineering (Beuth Hochschule).
Businesses in the automotive industry and innovative suppliers benefit from the network of research institutions in Berlin:
- Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin)
- Fraunhofer Institutes (Fraunhofer Institute)
- Technical University of Cottbus
(Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg - BTU)
- Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
(Technische Hochschule Wildau - TFW)
- German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - DLR)
Clean energy partnership
Berlin has become an important location of research and pilot testing for new drive technologies and clean energy sources for transportation. The cooperative efforts of the automotive and energy industries in the "Clean Energy Partnership" have contributed to this development.
TU Berlin Institute for Land and Sea Transport – Department of Motor Vehicles
(TU Berlin Institut für Land- und Seeverkehr, FG Kraftfahrzeuge)
Research focus: The department studies total vehicle concepts based on conventional and alternative drive technologies.
Industry Research Topics
- STIMULATE, See-Meile und Shuttles&Co – City-friendly mobility using automated minibuses
- Topics of the proProd and proITCar networks, e.g. on “Opportunities and Risks of Digitization in Automotive SMEs”
- Key aspects of intelligent mobility along the CASES approach (connected, automated, shared, electrified, and sustainable), among others with Smart Mobility Forums and the Intelligent Mobility Working Group