The Future Energy - Institute for Energy Research (iFE) is the first interdisciplinary research institute at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. The members come from four of the nine faculties and therefore bring with them many competencies and ways of thinking from different disciplines.
Vision: The lived energy transition
For us, the energy transition is not just the mere transition to a resource-conserving energy supply. Living the energy transition means being an initiator and innovator for new ideas and technologies.
This process is equally the task of politics, science, business/industry and society as engines for the implementation of new technologies. The ideal energy system for us is:
- state-of-the-art technology,
- safe and reliable,
- created sustainably,
- accepted by all parties and
Mission statement: Agile energy solutions
It is our goal to develop efficient, networked and innovative solutions for sustainable energy systems. Our know-how is the competitive advantage of our partners.
Agile energy research refers to the flexible handling of challenges that arise within the research process. These can be technical, political and/or economic. We approach these without preconceptions and see them as a starting point for further developments.