Partners & supporters
It is impossible to organise a major international event like the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 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 SDE 21/22 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
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy abbreviated BMWi supports the planning, organisation and accompanying research of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 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.
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.
The Alte Feuerwache Wuppertal gGmbH (a former fire station) is a multicultural youth and community centre in the Mirke district in Wuppertal, Germany. With its variety of educational, cultural and intercultural offers, the Alte Feuerwache seeks to improve opportunities and participation of particularly children and young people in the neighbourhood. Besides, the Alte Feuerwache brings people together to develop and implement ideas for a successful coexistence in Wuppertal.
The Wuppertal-based non-profit association Publik e.V. is concerned with the support of science and research as well as urban transformation. As part of this, Publik e.V. has been dedicated to the sustainable development and redesign of real estate and spaces since 2020. The latest project is the “Alte Glaserei” at Juliusstraße 12 in Wuppertal. The former glazier’s workshop located on the future Solar Campus will be reused as a forum, event hall and venue for the SDE 21/22 exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SDE 21/22 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.
All nominations in alphabetical order.