IZES is the associated research institute of the Saarland University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economy. Founded in 1999, IZES turned into a non-profit organisation (gGmbH) in 2005 with shareholders as the federal state of Saarland, Saarland University of Applied Sciences, University of Saarland and residential energy companies. The chairman of the IZES gGmbH supervisory board is the Minister for Economy, Employment, Energy and Traffic Saarland, Mr. Heiko Maas. In 2011, the interdisciplinary research group of around 40 employed scientists from engineering, natural, economic, law and social sciences achieved a turnover of about 2.7 million Euros. The main research area is represented by applied research activities towards the development and acceleration of renewable energies, decentralized energy production and distribution, energy efficiency and regional material flow and resource management. The IZES gGmbH is advising, accompanying and carrying-out activities to initiate, devise and realise innovative measures for a rational energy use and for the application of renewable energies.
IZES gGmbH is leader for Work package 2
- Jan Hildebrand - WP 2 Leader
- Arabella Gawrich - WP2 member