Pooled Competences of Industry and Science
The partners of the intelligent Zero Emission Urban System – iZEUS – project are ads-tec, Daimler, EnBW (coordinator), the Fraunhofer Society, KIT, Opel, PTV, SAP, and TWT. It is their objective to enhance research, development, and practical demonstration in the areas of energy, vehicle and traffic, the focus lying on smart traffic and smart grid. In this way, claims for a future leading market and for the role of leading supplier of electric mobility in Germany are strengthened.
More information on the industry partners involved will be provided soon.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
In autumn 2006, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) was awarded the predicate “elite university”. This success was based on the institutional strategy, according to which Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was established on October 01, 2009 as a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe.
KIT combines the missions of the two precursory institutions, the mission of a state university with the tasks of education and research and the mission of a research center of the Helmholtz Association with program-oriented provident research on behalf of the federation. In pursuing these missions, KIT focuses on the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.
With a total annual budget of about EUR 700 million and nearly 9000 employees, KIT presently is the largest research institution in Germany. Strategic concentrating on a few, clearly defined competence areas and focuses provides for a very clear positioning of KIT in the German research system. The KIT Centers Energy (about 1100 scientists) and Mobility Systems (about 800 scientists) and the KIT COMMputation Focus (about 600 scientists) pool competences of high relevance to the “Information and Communication Technologies for Electric Mobility II” research program. “COMMputation” addresses the challenges faced by COMMunication and COMputation is creating reliable, efficient, and dependable application systems that are closely networked and have to adapt dynamically to changed requirements in their application environment. Based on extensive participation in the MEREGIO model region of the E-Energy Funding Program and the closely associated MeRegioMobil project as well as the German-French e-fleet test CROME, 11 chairs of KIT are involved in iZEUS.