Business Units

Water Resources Management

The Business Unit Water Resources Management analyzes and assesses current changes in important framework conditions and the application potentials of technical and organizational innovations, and derives measures to improve the sustainability of water systems and infrastructures.

Sustainability Innovation and Policy

The Business Unit Sustainability Innovation and Policy analyzes innovation processes and policy instruments to raise resource efficiency and explores the competitiveness of sustainable future technologies.

Systemic Risks

The Business Unit Systemic Risks is working on altering system characteristics by innovations in such a manner that they are less vulnerable to natural catastrophes, crises or shortages.


The Business Unit Mobility develops innovative transport concepts and investigates the impact of transport policy instruments.