Green City Cluster Freiburg
The Freiburg economic region - consisting of the City of Freiburg and the administrative districts of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and Emmendingen - maintains an innovative business development cluster with a special focus on the environmental and renewable energy sectors. Companies and institutions with international reputations, as well as many individual pioneers, have contributed to making this possible.
The areas of research and development, technology transfer and environmental education serve as motors in driving a regional economic portfolio covering solar and renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, sustainability (also in buildings), and other green technologies. Especially important is the contribution of small- and medium-sized enterprises representing trades, crafts, production and services.
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.