Science & Innovation
training and development, research institutes , universities
sustainable energy technology and mobility
"Universities are encountering a challenging field involving the processes of social change, ecological issues and rapidly changing technologies. None of these topics can be isolated from each other. The answers to questions regarding our future have to be found in the interaction of all these disciplines. Based on this knowledge, Hochschule Esslingen views itself as a body that works on the close collaboration between its faculties and disciplines. To work out a clear profi le that is also recognised by external parties, Hochschule Esslingen concentrates on topics that are of relevance specific to the economy and society: a changing society and sustainable energy technology and mobility. This was the intention for founding the Institut für Nachhaltige Energietechnik und Mobilität (INEM, Institute of sustainable energy technology and mobility) in April 2012, a cross-faculty unit which currently comprises five faculties - vehicle technology, fundamentals, mechanical engineering, supply engineering and environmental technology, and mechatronics and electrical engineering. INEM embraces the broadest cross-sectoral tasks in sustainable mobility and energy systems with a focus on energy storage and transformation. This also involves energy management, system integration of fuel cells, batteries, power electronics in drive-trains and supply systems, and technologies and systems for generating renewable energy. The latter means, for example, photovoltaics, wind power and biomass, which includes hydrogen systems and storage."