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 Conference Metropolitan Cities

(Aachen, 20.05.2019) We want to invite you to consider the conference METROPOLITAN CITIES ( from 16.-17. July 2019 in Aachen. We offer you  the opportunity to participate as a member of Energy Hills with the benefit of a 30% discount on participation in the congress.

According to the kick-off event in July 2018, a large number of decision-makers from business and politics as well as investors will be represented this year, as:

The goal is to create a unique metropolitan region by means of innovative mobility concepts and digital networking and to prepare an application for the Olympic Games 2032.

 Register before 30. Mai 2019

▶ Info and registration: (code Code MC2019_30off)

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  JARA Energy Talk

Energy Hills is the sponsor of the next JARA Energy Talk. All members of Energy Hills are invited to attend (cost free):

am Dienstag, 14. Mai 2019 um 19.45 Uhr

im SuperC der RWTH Aachen (6. Etage, Generali-Saal, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen) einladen.

Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt, Präsident des RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung sowie Vorsitzender des Sachverständigenrates zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, spricht über die Wege zu einer rationalen Energie- und Klimapolitik.

Zweifellos haben fossile Energieträger als Energielieferanten ausgedient, nicht zuletzt durch ihre schlechte Umweltbilanz. Um volatile Energie sicherzustellen und die erklärten Klimaziele zu erreichen, sind jedoch noch viele Hürden zunehmen. Prof. Schmidt spricht in seinem Vortrag nicht nur über die Herausforderung, welche die Energiewende mit sich bringt, sondern vor allem auch über Lösungsansätze, die zur Umsetzung führen könnten. Die Politik ist bei diesen Ansätzen ebenso gefragt, wie die Volkswirtschaft.

Die JARA-ENERGY Talks bieten Ihnen die Möglichkeit, sich zu diesem spannenden Zukunftsthema zu informieren und im Anschluss mit dem Experten Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt ins Gespräch zu kommen.

Anschließend sind Sie herzlich zu einem Empfang eingeladen. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen!

Ihre Anmeldung oder Rückfragen per E-Mail an:

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Mitgliederversammlung/Annual Meeting 2019

The annual meeting 2019 will be on:

11th July 2019

in Aachen.


Separate invitations with the agenda wil be send separately. Hon. speaker will be the "CEO net infrastructure" of Innogy SE, Ms Hildegard Müller.




Successful as exhibitor on E-world 2019

Energy Hills was successful as exhibitor on 2019th E-world in Essen. Together with the Universities of Cologne (TH Köln - Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy (CIRE)) and University Leuven (UC Limburg VZW, Diepenbeek) we exhibited our newest innovation in the energy sector.

New Years Reception 2019

on 27th January 2019 Energy Hills had invited for its 2019 New Year's Reception in Hotel Pullman Quellenhof in Aachen that was sponsored by the Business Club Aachen Maastricht. The President of Energy Hills, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rik De Doncker gave an outline of upcoming innovations in the energy sector. The 150 distin

Prof. De Doncker

guished guests had the unique chance to meet the new chief editor of the Aachen newspapers, Thomas Thelen, and the new "Generalmusikdirektor" of the city of Aachen, Christopher Ward, both being interviewed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Daldrup, who also guided through the reception.

Annual Meeting 2018

On 27th April 2018 Energy Hills held its annual meeting in Hotel Pullman Quellenhof. After the meeting the members of Energy Hills had been invited to an evening dinner with as guest speaker hon. Minister of economy, energy etc of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart. He outlined the growing innovation capacities of the region and proposed the continuation of his political and financial support to the institutes of universities and research centers dealing with the energy sector and dealing with innovation. At that occasion Energy Hills presented its innovation platform EASE to the minister.

Energy Hills attended E-world 2018

Energy Hiills e.V. war dritten Mal als Aussteller auf der E-world in Essen (6.2. bis 8.2.2018) sein. Co-Aussteller auf den Stand von Energy Hills waren:


Abschied von Max Pohl

Mit großer Trauer mussten wir Abschied nehmen von unserem Gründungsmitglied Max Pohl. Max Pohl starb bereits im November 2017. 

New Years Reception 2018

On 1st February 2018 Energy Hills had invited for its 2018 New Years reception in Hotel Pullman Quellenhof in Aachen. At the occasion of our reception, sponsored by the Business Club Aachen Maastricht, the newly elected President of the Aachen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Wolfgang Mainz,  gave his first public lecture.

Wolfgang Mainz gave an outlook to the changing economy in the region, benefitting more and more from innovations initiated by the numerous universities and research centers of the region.

Some 200 guests attended that event, many from the world of universities, research, business and politics.


Political Evening in 12th April 2017

At the occasion of the election of a new parliament in the state of Northrhine-Westfalia Energy Hills invites its memeber and guests to attend a political evening. Speakers of all four relevant political parties have been invited to defend their political programme but also to make them known better to us and to answer our questions. The politiacl evening will be held:

on 12th April 2017 at
Hotel Pullman Quellenhof Aachen
Monheimasallee 62


Colloquium 9th March 2017

100 guests attended on 9th March 2017 at 19.30h the colloquium of Energy Hills. Prof. Kampker, RWTH Aachen and CEO of StreetScooter GmbH, gave a presentation on one of the most successful and innovative electrical vehicles: the StreetScooter. DHL is now owner of streetscooter and producing the cars in Aachen. More than 10.000 of these fully electrial cars have been manufactured in Aachen, so making StreetScooter GmbH the number one of German manufacturers of full electrical cars,

Energy Hills Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Energy Hills e.V. will be on:
Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 at 19.00h
in Building of FEN
5. floor of the new "Digital Photonics Production" building
RWTH Aachen Campus
CAMPUS Boulevard Melaten

Energy Hills Stammtisch

Montag, 20th Marchy 2017 um 20 Uhr
Café Couleur, Löhergraben 22, 52064 Aachen



In cooperation with Aachen based Energieloft Cie Energy Hills offers most recent, comprehensive and daily updated news from the Energy sector in Germany. This also includes news from companies, research, projects and, innovation.

Take a look at: News


Our member FIMECC Ltd. from Finland merged with DIGILE Ltd. forming DIMECC Ltd.

Two top PPP innovation platforms from Finland where put together when FIMECC Ltd. and DIGILE Ltd. were merged and new era of co-creation started with DIMECC Ltd. All lessons learnt and know-how since 2008 will now be transferred to serve the next generation digitalization speed-up: We connect the manufacturing and ICT-industries through DIMECC. We move to DIMECC time, and speed-up the development of new co-creation methods and work in cross-disciplinary and cross-industrial co-creation themes. The old and new CEO is Dr. Harri Kulmala.

More information under: DIMECC

Berliner Energietage

Die berliner Energietage werden vom 3. bis 5. Mai 2017 stattfinden Mehr Information unter. Energietage 2017

Announing next Stammtisch
Termin zum 53. Treffen Energy Hills Stammtisch 

Montag, 07. November 2016 um 20 Uhr
Café Couleur, Löhergraben 22, 52064 Aachen

Thema: Energiespeicher

KU Leuven offers 45 PhD positions

45 open PhD positions in 3 new EU H2020 MSCA-ETN projects
Interested in a PhD position in a premier, EU-wide Training Network?

As the coordinator of three new EU Horizon 2020 ETN projects, SIM² KU Leuven has, in collaboration with its partners, 45 open PhD positions. The three projects are NEW-MINE, SOCRATES and COSMIC, which deal with respectively, Enhanced Landfill Mining of Urban Solid Waste landfills; zero-waste valorisation of low-grade industrial process residues; and process intensification. For these projects we need 45 metallurgists, material scientists, chemists, as well as chemical, environmental and mechanical engineers. Interested researchers - with a MSc degree and less than 4 years of research experience - should apply through the on-line application tools of NEW-MINE, SOCRATES and COSMIC, where all details about the positions and the attractive conditions are provided. The deadline for applicants is, resp., 30 July 2016 (for SOCRATES and NEW-MINE) and 15 September (for COSMIC). Recruitment events take place on 6 and 12 September & 10 October 2016. We kindly ask all SIM² KU Leuven stakeholders to circulate these positions to graduated MSc students.

LGE inviting Energy Hills to meet about cooperation
June 27th - 29th, 2016 in Aachen

LGE is coming to Aachen (RWTH Aachen University Campus, FIR-Institute) to hold the LGTCE Open Innovation Fair on June 27th-29th, 2016. Members of Energy Hills are invited to attend and to discuss opportunities of cooperation with LGE. LGE will show up with 50 of its executive managers and researchers.

The Fair is roughly consisted of four sessions such as keynote speeches, seminars, exhibitions and 1:1 meetings. The LG participants are mainly the LG Technology Council Members (LG CTOs), Business Unit leaders, LG Open Innovation teams, New business development teams and Synergy teams from LG Electronics, LG Chem, LG Display, LG Innotek, LG Hausys, etc.

More information can be downloaded from: Invitation  and Application Form

New Study:

our most recent study, funded by the Research Center Jülich, shows the potentials for cooperation between our members and private and public sector companies and the Research Center Julich. This stugy may show ways for cooperation, innovation and improvements

The study also gives a good understanding about the potential of the Research Center Julich for private sector companies, but also other research institutes.

This study can be downloaded from our WEB page..

"Studie zur Evaluierung des Kooperationspotentials zwischen dem Forschungszentrum Jülich und den Mitgliedern des Vereins Energy Hills"

19th Dienstleistungsforum
April 13 and 14, 2016 on RWTH Aachen campus

Das FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen lädt die Mitglieder des Energy Hills e.V. zum 19. Aachener Dienstleistungsforum 2016 ein.



The Annual Meeting of Energy Hills e.V. was held on 9th November 2015 at 17.00h in the premises of Trianel GmbH, Krefelder Strasse in 52070 Aachen (Germany).

After four years a new Board of Directors had to be elected. The elected members of the BoD for the next four years are:

As auditors have been elected:

Also had been decided to intensify the co-operation with the students association "Energy Birds e.V.", representend by their President Christopher Steins.

Next Energy Hills Colloquium:

9th November 2015 at 18.00 h

Next colloquium will be with TRIANEL GmbH in their brand new office building at Krefelder Strasse in Aachen. Trianel developed in only 15 years to a billion euro turnover company trading (ansd producing) energy. The CEO of Trianel, Mr. Sven Becker, wil himself present us the acticvities of Trianel and also show us the trading floor.


24th September 2015 at 19.00h

Hans-Joachim Preuss, Member of the Managing Board of German GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) will present the activities of GIZ. Focus will be on energy and climate related activities. GIZ is the government owned entity in charge of international co-operation. GIZ has an annual budget of 2 milliard EUR, employing some 16.400. GIZ is one of the most important contractors for German industries, consultants etc.

2nd June 2015 at 18.00h

Colloquium with Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Bettzüge, Director of EWI at University Cologne will speak about: „Ein Vierzigstel der Welt – oder: den Tatsachen ins Auge sehen" See Prof. Bettzuege's article in the journal Handelsblatt:


23rd June 2015 at 18.00h

Colloquium with Marie-Luise Dött, member of German Federal Parliament will speak about "trends in German politics in the field of environment, energy and nuclear energy".  Mrs Dött ist Vorsitzende der Arbeitsgruppe Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit und umweltpolitische Sprecherin der CDU/CSU Bundestagsfraktion.

BDEW Kongress 2015
23. Juni bis 25. Juni 2015, InterContinental Berlin.
(See invitation)

Students and Ph.D. students are welcome to participate. Please contact Energy Hills for participation.

More information:

prof. dr. Wil Kling

Our colleague and member of Energy Hills, prof. dr. Wil Kling (Technical University Eindhoven), passed away on his trip in China.

We lost a good colleague, who not only was supportive to TU/e , his students and assistants, but also had a keen interest to support our Energy Hills activities.


Energy Hills e.V. exhibitor on E-world 2015

Energy Hills was official exhibitor on E-world in Essen from 10th February 2015 till 12th February 2015.

Invitation Colloquium at E.ON Energy Research Centers, RWTH Aachen University
Wednesday, 11th February 2015 at 16.30h (room 00.24)

 Prof. Antonio Morandi, University Bologna will give a presentation about: „Superconducting DC transmission and distribution: concepts and applications“

The presentation is followed by a reception. If you wish to participate please register with secretariat (at) or

More information: download.php?f=639f28f398337259238109d4e51c6ccc&target=0

 Energy Hills started in January 2015 producing a new multi-media brochure about competences of its members

In co-operation with JS/Deutschland GmbH (Bonn) Energy Hills started  in January 2015 the production of a new brochure that will present the competences of the Energy Hills network and in particular of its members. The articles drafted by Energy Hills members will be published cost-free. If members are willing to place advertising in this brochure, JS/Deutschland GmbH will communicate the prices. Distribution of the brochure will be done by JS/Deutschland GmbH to all energy related German administrations, politics, federations, the EU Commission and major companies in Germany and selected EU countries. The brochure will be in English and/or in German. Members will be contacted these days by Mr. Stephan Thiesen.

30.09.2013: The Maastricht School of Management visted Energy Hills on 30th September 2013 with a group of MBA students all from China. Prof. Ulrich Daldrup gave a presentation about the aim and the structure of Energy Hills followed by an outlook into the challenges for reseach, development and innovation in the European energy sector. After the meeting in Schloss Rahe the group visited the new campus of RWTH Aachen University. The group was headed by Ms. Amy R. Wang, Head Strategy of the MSM. The visit had been completed by a presentation of the CEO of Parkstad Limburg, Dr. Gerrit van Vegchel

FONDATERRA celebrates its 10th anniversary in Paris on 7th October 2013. FONDATERRA is one of the youngest members of Energy Hills.
Download programme and invitation

Fondaterra vous donne rendez-vous le lundi 7 octobre 2013 à 19h au Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental (CESE), dans le prestigieux hémicycle du Palais d'Iéna au 9, place d’Iéna 75775 Paris


 RSVP avant le 23/09/2013 en cliquant ici. <>  

                   INTERREG V 2014 bis 2020

Einladung zum Workshop "Transnationale Zusammenarbeit in Europa – so geht es weiter!“ am 6. und 7. Mai 2014 in Berlin 

Veranstalter: Bundesministerium für Bau, Verkehr und Stadtentwicklung (BMVBS)

Ab 2014 startet die die Europäische Territoriale Zusammenarbeit („INTERREG“) neu, nun als „INTERREG V“. Zum Auftakt der neuen Strukturfondsperiode 2014 bis 2020 in Deutschland veranstaltet das Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung am 6. und 7. Mai 2014 in Berlin eine Konferenz.


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                        Energy Hills VIPs

Energy Hills started the production of iits VIP Register 2014 of its VIP Members that will be printed and distributed to selected decision makers in Europe.

The template to be completed and returned to Energy Hills Secretariat can be downlaoded here.

Please see an example of the VIP booklet here

                 Energy Hills Competences Atlas 2014

Energy Hills new collaborator, Ms. Ziyi Wu, started to update the Energy Hills Competences Atlas that was produced a first time in 2010. The update is needed due to progress in energy research but also to integrate the competences of the many new members of Energy Hills. If Ms. Wu has not yet contacted you she will do in short time.

The questionnaire used for the Competences Atlas can be downloaded from here.

if you are an institue or public entity
if you are a company

The former Competences Atlas can be downloaded from here.

                         Make your Dr. at the Technical                                University of Vienna

We are pleased having received an invitation from our Advisory Board Member, Dr. Gudrun Weinwurm from TU Vienna, for up to 10 Doctoral internships. The internship should end with a Dr. degree from the Technical University of Vienna.

Please find attached the publication giving information how to apply. Information can also be found on WEB page: