Tackling Grand Challenges: The future will be good
Our mission for the Adlershof Science City was initially to create jobs. We have fulfilled this mission. Today, more than 35,000 people work and study in Germany’s most modern technology park.
And Adlershof has built up an excellent international reputation over the past three decades. The task now is to make creative contributions to mastering the major global technological challenges together with the people who work here and by making full use of the excellent infrastructure culture. We would like to join the goal of Berlin's three major universities and the Charité, which have set out to “jointly shape Berlin as an integrated research space that is particularly dedicated to addressing global challenges – Grand Challenges.” To this end, we want to create a network for researchers and companies to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis. The development and use of new materials and technologies will be crucial to solving such challenges, which include climate change in particular.
Our response to the global challenges
Adlershof is a strong location. But how will the campus develop further? The five main questions are: “What are the goals? How does Adlershof see itself as part of the Science City Berlin? What is the significance of ‘Grand Challenges’? How can the coordination of science and politics be improved? How to deal with the space?” WISTA Management GmbH, as the operating company of the technology park, sets clear thematic priorities. It remains important for the further successful positioning to attract future-oriented companies that focus on the major societal challenges, the "Grand Challenges," such as sustainability, climate protection and energy.
A new interdisciplinary competence center for “Grand Challenges”, complementing the existing technology centers, should help in this and also promote internationalization, because the big questions of the future can only be answered with global cooperation. Increased support for start-ups is also an integral part of this strategy for the future.
The Adlershof Mission “Grand Challenges” has begun. Join us!
Climate Protection and Energy
Climate protection requires an international energy turnaround for an efficient and resilient energy system.
The use of ICT infrastructures and digitization tools will be crucial for this.
Circular Materials Management
Resource scarcity and environmental consequential damage make intelligent circular economy a requirement of sustainable economics.
We want to turn Adlershof Technology Park into a real laboratory for sustainable mobility. This includes the promotion of electromobility and new forms of mobility.
Grand Challenges: What's going on in Adlershof...?
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Materially enabling the circular economy
At TechConnect Adlershof, scientific institutions, innovators, and companies discussed how new materials enable a circular economy. :
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Grid-friendly charging: How e-cars help with the energy transition
With the open source software SpiceEV, the Reiner Lemoine Institute has found a way for electric cars to support the power grid as rolling storage units:
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Green hydrogen could reach economic viability by co-production of valuable chemicals
Study by HZB and TU Berlin reveals a promising approach to lowering the cost of solar hydrogen production:
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Renewables in its DNA
ABO Wind is a wind farm project development company that is working on the energy transition:
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