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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Sunday, 20 February, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Berlin
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Wolfgang
Korek
Cluster Manager
+49 30 46302-577
wolfgang.korek@berlin-partner.de
Male
Klaus
Henschke
Cluster Manager
+49 331 730 61 217
klaus.henschke@wfbb.de
Male
Christin
Wienhold
Internationalisation Responsible
+49 331 730 61 314
christin.wienhold@wfbb.de
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Lighting and Electrical Equipment
Technology fields: 
Energy management
Storage of electricity, batteries
S3 EU priority areas: 
Energy distribution
Power generation / renewable sources
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
298
Number of SME members: 
47
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
34
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
40
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
Larger Company
aleo solar GmbH
Larger Company
BAE Batterien GmbH
SME
Beuth Hochschule für Technik
University
Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
University
E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH
Larger Company
EnerKite GmbH
SME
Euro-K GmbH
SME
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik IPK
Research Organisation
GASAG Contracting GmbH
Larger Company
GE Power Services GmbH
Larger Company
GeoClimaDesign AG
SME
Geo-En Energy Technologies GmbH
SME
Greenpack
SME
HTW Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
University
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
Larger Company
Parabel AG
SME
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
Larger Company
Technische Universität Berlin
University
Aquatec Group
SME
B+K Prof. Dr. Berg & Kießling GmbH
SME
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The cluster is jointly managed by the two regional economic development agencies of Berlin and Brandenburg, i. e. Regional Development Agency Brandenburg and Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH (BPWT).

The focus of the Berlin Brandenburg Energy Technology Cluster is on more than 20 innovation fields. These fields originate from a special matrix of technologies (energy technology) and fields of application (energy industry). These include technologies to combine different energy sources, integration of renewable energy, load management, waste heat utilisation, intelligent grid control, energy storage systems, energy-efficient building technology and much more. 

Our mission is to give business and technology support to companies, investors and scientific institutes in the German Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg, i. e.

  • integrating business-enhancing tasks with business service (inventory management)
  • supporting business development
  • promoting start-ups
  • organizing sector-related working groups and workshops
  • initiating technology transfer and collaborative projects at different levels of complexity (regional, national and international level)
  • supporting cluster stakeholders in the development of projects (consortium building, themes sharpening, milestone/budget planning).

Our cluster is not based on membership. Every stakeholder (private or public) in the German Capital Region that is active in the energy technology sector is part of the cluster by definition. This is possible due to extensive regional and European funding. In a bottom-up S3 process the energy technology sector was selected as one S3 focus sector. Our cluster management implements the regional S3 strategy.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

The main activities of our cluster management are

  • Technology and trend scouting to identify and analyse future trends in energy technology
  • Joint stands at national and international trade fairs
  • Support for SMEs in their internationalisation activities
  • Cooperation with other clusters
  • Definition and development of cross-sectoral and international pilot projects
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Poland
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cluster Transport, Mobility and Logistics Berlin-Brandenburg
Cluster ICT, Media and Creative Industries Berlin-Brandenburg
Cluster Metal Brandenburg
Photonics Cluster Berlin Brandenburg
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

Our cluster does not usually participate in projects as an organisation. Instead, we support our cluster stakeholders in finding project consortia and funding.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The cluster management had a key role in creating the WindNODE consortium and is active as a project partner and in the steering committee. 

The WindNODE project is a large-scale reality lab in eastern Germany. Since 2017, over 70 partners in all eastern German states, including Berlin, have been working together in a value creation network that takes into account technical, economic, regulatory and societal aspects of the intelligent energy system.

The project partners develop transferrable model solutions for the smart energy system of the future. In the model region renewable energy comes primarily from the volatile sources of wind and sun -- making up a share of well over 56 per cent of electricity consumption. The region is thus a unique pioneer of the energy transition in this respect and offers a view of the future of our energy system.

More in formation can be found on the project website.