Industrial Networks

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.

If you have any questions or specific problems, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Logo BDZ The Educational and Demonstration Center for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment - BDZ e.V. is an initiative for the promotion and successful establishment of decentralized and semi-central wastewater treatment and recycling. The vendor-neutral, independent platform combines members from business, science, politics and administration and bundles the knowledge of decentralized and semi-central wastewater management and provides education and development work in this field.

For national and international interested parties, the BDZ offers services that can be described as a demonstration site, information and advice, education and training, research and development. 

Please contact:

Prof. Roland Müller
Environmental and Biotechnology Centre

Phone +49 341 235-1275

Logo RWTec / Grafik: UFZ 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.  

Please contact:

Urs Moesenfechtel
Department Bioenergy, UFZ
BioökonomieInformationsBüro (BIB)

Phone +49 341 2434-394

Prof. Dr. Matthias Zscheile
Director BioEconomy Cluster Management GmbH (BCM)

Phone +49 345 13142730 (office)

Logo HYPOS e.V. 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 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.  

Please contact:

Juliane Renno, M.Sc.
Association & Network Management / Marketing

Phone +49 341 60016-20

Logo INAR 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".

Please contact:

Prof. Susann Müller
Department Environmental Microbiology, UFZ

Phone +49 341 235-1318

Logo NEU e.V. 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.

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.
Currently, there are seven cluster teams focusing on bioenergy, education and qualification, electro mobility, energy efficiency, dealers and service providers, solar and environment / water.

Please contact:

Dr. Joachim Nöller
Head of the Department Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Phone +49 341 235-1033

Logo RWTec / Grafik: UFZ 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.

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. 

Please contact:

Dr. Ulf Trommler
Network Manager

Phone +49 341 235-4673

Dr. Ulf Roland
Scientific Manager

Phone +49 341 235-1762