Competence Centers

Through our comprehensive and inter-disciplinary perspective, we provide a wide range of services for our clients, which are bundled in seven Competence Centers (CC) with 28 Business Units:


Energy Policy and Energy Markets

The CC Energy Policy and Energy Markets examines how the political and institutional framework of sustainable energy systems can be designed, further developed and evaluated.


Energy Technology and Energy Systems

The CC Energy Technology and Energy Systems analyzes innovative energy technologies and their contribution to a sustainable energy system from a strategic perspective.



The CC Foresight develops, implements and conducts foresight processes within business, politics and society.


Innovation and Knowledge Economy

The Competence Center Innovation and Knowledge Economy analyzes the prerequisites for innovations and their effects from the company level up to national innovation systems.


Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems

The CC Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems analyzes the prequisites and possibilities to reduce emissions, and improve resource efficiency.


Emerging Technologies

The CC Emerging Technologies deals with the identification, evaluation and design of new technological developments and socio-technical transformations.  


Policy and Society

Research and innovation are increasingly called upon to contribute to overcoming societal challenges. The CC Policy and Society examines the resulting requirements.