Emerging innovations are often not yet ready for the market. For this reason, the Department of Knowledge and Technology Transfer supports the initiation of collaborative projects with different types of organisations, and helps to validate and develop new technologies. We maintain a large network of contacts with partners from industry, public administration, associations, sponsors, and decision makers.
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For national and international interested parties, the BDZ offers services that include advising, training, researching and developing, as well as presenting small sewage treatment plants and rainwater plants on their demonstration site.
The Demonstration and Training Facility for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment - BDZ e.V. is an initiative that aims to promote and establish decentralized and semi-central wastewater treatment and recycling. The non-proprietary, independent platform combines members from business, science, politics and administration and bundles the knowledge of decentralised and semi-central wastewater management and provides education and development work in this field.
The CIO is an initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States in East Germany. RKW Sachsen GmbH Dienstleistung und Beratung is entrusted with its management. The CLEANTECH Initiative Eastern Germany (CIO) is a cross-sector (and transnational) network focused on both innovation and practical problem-solving in sustainable technology. It brings together stakeholders from business, science, government and specialised partner clusters. Cleantech comprises different lead markets which are counted among the growth markets of the future and are subject to a continuous development process: Energy efficiency, Environmental services, Resource and material efficiency, Sustainable energy and energy storage, Sustainable mobility and Sustainable Water Management.
The "BioEconomy" cluster, a Leading Edge Cluster of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, brings together relevant industrial sectors such as the chemical industry, the pulp and paper industry, agriculture and forestry, energy, machinery and plant engineering in Central Germany, thus covering for the first time the innovation and value chain across these industrial sectors. The main objective and vision is to achieve a worldwide exemplary implementation of the bio-economy strategy within a whole region. Focus at the UFZ is the assessment of cluster products under the aspect of sustainability together with an overall cross-sectoral sustainability monitoring and the scrutiny of economic and legal questions for example to obtain favourable framework conditions under different development scenarios (governance). Accompanying research work takes place closely with the company network within the cluster.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project with up to 45 million euros as part of the "Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation" programme.
Currently, more than 100 companies, universities and research institutes are active as members of Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e. V. The association is the national network for the innovation project HYPOS. The project consortium aims to produce green hydrogen from renewable electricity on a large scale for the chemical industry, electromobility and urban energy supply. Within the framework of a hydrogen model region, the pipeline grids for natural gas, gases of the chemical industry and the electrical grid in eastern Germany are to be linked in an exemplary manner.
The Innovation Network Wastewater & Recycling (INAR) is a flagship network of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The network supports industrial companies and municipalities in the economic use of their residual waste streams and explains how "wastewater processors" can turn into "producers of recyclable materials".
NEW e.V. sees itself as a platform for the players in the energy and environmental technology sector in the Leipzig region to develop and implement common ideas, projects and business models.
The Network Energy & Environment e. V. (NEW e.V.) was founded in 2011 out of the already active cluster Energy & Environmental Technology of the City of Leipzig. Since then it is taking over the cluster management in close cooperation with the Office for Economic Development of the City of Leipzig.
Currently, there are seven cluster teams focusing on bioenergy, education and qualification, electro mobility, energy efficiency, dealers and service providers, solar and environment / water.
At present, 17 companies and 7 research institutions cooperate within this network. Actual research projects are dealing with substitution of toxic chemicals in pest control, reduction of hazardous emission from biomass combustion units, building restoration and upgrading of biogas and hydrogen in the frame of power-to-gas concepts.
The research and innovation network RWTec was founded in order to develop radio-wave technology in various fields of environmental and energy technologies and to transfer this technology in several application contexts into practice.
The regional network is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) as part of the "Central Innovation Programme for SMEs" (ZIM) programme. Various actors from business and science cooperate in TRIQUA under the coordination of AGIL GmbH Leipzig. The main motivation is to develop integrated and sustainable solutions for water management over the next few years. The aim is to set new standards in the use of water as a vital resource.