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Invitation to the Final Event

The research association ENsource presents project results

After five years, the ENsource project is nearing its end. Funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg and the EU, ENsource not only discussed and evaluated ideas, but also developed and tested tools.

The tools are intended to enable decentralized and flexible solutions, the networking of generators, converters, storage units, distributors and consumers, as well as intelligent communication and control systems with the aim of achieving high shares of renewable energies with maximum energy efficiency. This provides the best possible support for an accelerated energy transition in Baden-Württemberg. A compilation of the tools as well as brief descriptions and explanations can be found here.

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Results of the project will be presented on 22.02.2021 starting at 1 p.m.:

Opening remarks will be provided by Prof. Katja Rade, Rector of the HFT Stuttgart.

Afterwards, Prof. Ursula Eicker will present the keynote speech "Next Generation Cities": She initiated the project in 2015 and has since been appointed to the Canada Excellence Research Chair for Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities at Concordia University Montreal, Canada.

The second focus was the case studies, wherein the tools and services were developed, tested, validated and evaluated. Herein lies the central linkage between the research questions from the various work packages with the real-world implementation where many methods could be fleshed out. In the sessions, participants discussed opportunities, possibilities, perspectives and much more with the experts.

The topics, characteristics, objectives and research questions of the individual case studies can be read here. Clicking on the logos will take you to the respective description.

In the final discussion, the results will be highlighted once again, including a vision for the future. The discussion will be held by:

  • Prof. Dr. Katja Rade, Rector of the HFT Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Eicker, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Coors, Scientific Director of the Institute for Applied Research at the HFT Stuttgart and head of the ENsource project
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Thomas, Scientific Director of the Reutlingen Research Institute of the HS Reutlingen and responsible in the ENsource project for all questions concerning energy management

The end of the event is scheduled for 4 p.m.


The IAF of the HFT Stuttgart has been assigned the management of the inter-university research network. This research network includes eight universities of applied sciences, namely Aalen, Biberach, Heilbronn, Mannheim, Pforzheim, Reutlingen, Rottenburg University of Applied Sciences and Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, with the Institute for Building Energetics, Thermotechnology and Energy Storage of the University of Stuttgart and the Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems of theAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, two university research institutes are also involved - and with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), two non-university research institutions.

Publish date: 11. February 2021