The linking of the subjects of energy and mobility is a highly topical issue at present. Many researchers are currently studying it, but what are the tangible effects, for the Aachen region for instance?
What challenges are we facing, what clever ideas can we use, to create genuine benefits for the regional players? The FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences is now concentrating its research capabilities in these fields in a Network Energy & Mobility (NEMO), in order to find specific answers to these questions. More than twenty researchers of both sexes, from the fields of the engineering sciences, information science and the economic sciences, are participating in this initiative. The researchers’ aim is to create a “Living Lab”, in which technologies and concepts for sector integration - i.e., the networking of electricity, heat supplies and transport - are to be developed and applied.
A highly practical orientation is typical of the teaching and research at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. And the new network is no exception: the scientists working here see themselves as on-the-spot contacts for companies and institutions. Their aim is to help in finding innovative solutions, and to pursue new approaches in cooperation with municipal and regional partners. Contents span a large range, from urban planning and climate-protection concepts, via energy management and storage systems, up to and including logistics and innovative materials.
NEMO concentrates the capabilities of the institutes of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. Above all, however, it provides a platform for interdisciplinary work. Innovative ideas do not stop at disciplinary boundaries, they are generated by the interchange between clever minds from diverse sectors. Close cooperation with regional partners from industry, politics and local government ensures that the research projects are orientated around the needs of the region.
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