Partners & supporters

It is impossible to organise a major international event like the Solar Decathlon Europe 21 alone. We are therefore delighted to receive a large amount of support which allows Wuppertal to be the first German venue of the Solar Decathlon Europe.

We want to thank all our funders, project partners and cooperation partners for the great collaboration. All of them contribute to the success of the SDE21 and its mission to make our building and living more climate-friendly, sustainable and future-oriented.

Energy Endeavour Foundation

The Energy Endeavour Foundation ensures the continuity of the Solar Decathlon competition in Europe.

Public Funding & Funding Administration

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The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy abbreviated BMWi supports the planning, organisation and accompanying research of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21 as part of the funding programme ‘EnEff.Gebäude.2050’. This programme is part of an initiative from the German government that aims to achieve near climate-neutrality for building stock by 2050.

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Das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) unterstützt die Planung, Ausrichtung und wissenschaftliche Begleitung des Solar Decathlon Europe 21 im Rahmen des Förderprogramms „EnEff.Gebäude.2050“. Hintergrund dieses Programms ist das Ziel der Bundesregierung, den Gebäudebestand bis 2050 nahezu klimaneutral zu gestalten.

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As one of the largest project management agencies in Germany, Project Management Jülich (PtJ) works hand in hand with public authorities in science, industry, and policy-making. With its expertise in research and innovation management, PtJ supports its clients in the German federal and state governments as well as the European Commission in achieving their funding policy objectives. As a largely independent organization, PtJ is affiliated with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH.

Logo of Project Management Jülich (PTJ).
Logo of Project Management Jülich (PTJ).

Der Projektträger Jülich (PtJ) setzt im Auftrag von Bundes- und Landesministerien sowie der Europäischen Kommission Forschungs- und Innovationsförderprogramme um. Seine Geschäftsfelder sind Energie, Nachhaltige Entwicklung sowie Innovation und Wissenstransfer. Als weitgehend selbstständige Organisation ist der PtJ in der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH angesiedelt.

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Project partners

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The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy undertakes research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development at local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy-related challenges and their relation to economy and society. Special emphasis is put on analysing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use.

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Das Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH erforscht und entwickelt Leitbilder, Strategien und Instrumente für Übergänge zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung auf regionaler, nationaler und internationaler Ebene. Im Zentrum stehen Ressourcen-, Klima- und Energieherausforderungen in ihren Wechselwirkungen mit Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Die Analyse und Induzierung von Innovationen zur Entkopplung von Naturverbrauch und Wohlstandsentwicklung bilden einen Schwerpunkt seiner Forschung.

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Mirker Bahnhof, an old building on Nordbahntrasse, a former railway line in Wuppertal, is the home of the urban Initiative Utopiastadt gGmbH. It shelters many different initiatives, projects and agents, including a bike repair shop, an urban gardening group, and open workshops. The Initiative Utopiastadt refers to itself as a ‘City Laboratory for Utopias’ and provides room for civic involvement as well as for the cultural and creative industry.

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Logo of Neue Effizienz.

The Neue Effizienz GmbH is a regional association of energy suppliers, companies, the University of Wuppertal, the Wuppertal Institute, and several municipal and regional organisations promoting businesses in the Bergisch City Triangle of Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen. Its goal is to enhance the region’s energy and resource efficiency through active research, by facilitating cooperation, and by providing guidance and advice.

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The WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH is the holding company of the municipal utilities and transportation provider of the City of Wuppertal. Together with its subsidiaries WSW Energie & Wasser AG and WSW mobil GmbH, the company is a service provider for municipal infrastructure, such as electricity and water supply, and the provision and management of public and freight transport.

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Logo of the city of Wuppertal.

With more than 363,000 inhabitants, Wuppertal is the largest town and the economic, educational and cultural centre of the Bergisches Land region. Situated South of the Ruhr region, the ‘City in the Countryside’ is the 17th largest town in Germany and one of the major hubs of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Advisory Board

The SDE21 advisory board was founded in 2019. Representing the different stakeholders, the board supports the project team of the University of Wuppertal with their expertise. All nominations in alphabetical order.

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Logo of Bundesarchitektenkammer.
Logo of Energieagentur.NRW.
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Logo of Dusseldorf Chamber of Crafts.
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Logo of Energieagentur.NRW.
Logo of Dusseldorf Chamber of Crafts.
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Logo of Project Management Jülich (PTJ).
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Logo of Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Logo of Project Management Jülich (PTJ).
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Logo of Utopiastadt.
Logo of VDI.
Logo of WSW.
Logo of Wuppertal Institut.
Logo of the city of Wuppertal.
Logo of Utopiastadt.
Logo of VDI.
Logo of WSW.
Logo of Wuppertal Institut.

Cooperation partners

All nominations in alphabetical order.

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Logo of ISES.
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Logo of logo Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC).
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partners & supporters