Environmental industry and research
It is not only the Club of Rome that predicts that “the markets of the future will be green.” The renewable energy industry provides cutting-edge technology and expertise for the energy transition moving full steam ahead in Germany. In Freiburg, the city is looking in particular at the opportunities harbored by the environment as an economic factor. Companies regularly spin off from the University of Freiburg and the resident research institutes in particular; today, they form a network of unique expertise in sustainable technologies. Since 2008, the Green City Cluster Freiburg has been connecting companies and institutions from the environmental industry, thereby supporting its members in sharing their knowledge and experience with one another. From the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE to the Energieagentur Regio Freiburg GmbH , from consulting firms to solar architects, and from zero-emissions hotels to skilled-trade workshops, the spectrum covers the entire range of the environmental industry and, in doing so, facilitates the transfer of technology.