Green Energy Lab

Austria’s largest innovation laboratory for a sustainable energy future.

 
 

Partners

Based on our strength as a technology pioneer, we work for renewable energies in Austria.

Partners

More than 100 partners from industry, research, and administration work together in Green Energy Lab.

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Projects

With our Green Energy Lab projects, we bring the energy new age to life.

Projects

In our constantly growing project portfolio, we combine technology and innovation know-how to make tangible building blocks for the energy future.

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Take part!

Our strength lies in diversity and openness.

Take part!

Our Innovator Circle offers a platform for sharing, networking, and generating new ideas for all institutions who want to actively contribute to shaping the new energy age.

 

Services

We see ourselves as helping hands for people with new ideas, for companies and researchers.

Services

We accompany technology pioneers, start-ups, large companies and researchers in the development of courageous ideas—from the first outline to international market success. Link to our services

 

 

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Looking back: Open Innovation Topical Workshops in March

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Green Energy Lab at Mission Innovation Week

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Review: 1st Innovator Circle Event

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Incubator for new energy solutions

We use the combined resources of a constantly growing network of partners as well as the concentrated innovative power of one of Austria’s most dynamic regions. Together, we are able to demonstrate an integrated energy system based on 100% renewable energy.

Our Region

The federal states Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, and Styria are the core region of Green Energy Lab. This region offers ideal conditions for developing and testing new energy solutions: 5 million inhabitants, a strong contrast between urban and rural areas and, even today, by far the highest share of renewable energy production in Austria.

Our Region

A unique test market for the energy future.

Our Vision

With customer-oriented solutions, we create an integrated energy system for a sustainable future.

Our Vision

Creating a new energy age.

Our Goals

Together, we bring new ideas for the energy future to life, enable them to be marketed worldwide and thus make our flagship region  the global innovation leader for sustainable energy technologies.

Our Goals

Innovative energy systems “made in Austria”

We see ourselves as helping hands

In our innovation laboratory, together we already bring new ideas for the energy future to life today and accompany them on the way to worldwide marketing. In our open innovation processes, we integrate diverse approaches from companies, research institutes, start-ups, the public sector, and customers and enable quick access to knowledge and technology.

 
Explore Explore
Identifying challenges and chances We monitor trends, technology developments, customers, and market opportunities. We generate knowledge and insights from our ongoing projects. We provide this information in a compact and application-oriented way.

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Ideate & Create Ideate & Create
Generating ideas and defining innovation projects With our open innovation approach and user-oriented innovation methods, we ask the right questions, bring together the right players, and focus on users and customers.

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Demonstrate Demonstrate
Developing and testing of innovative solutions We accompany the customer-oriented implementation of selected innovation projects, we support sharpening the profile of business models, and we make innovative energy technologies known to a wide public.

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Launch Launch
Launching of products on the market With tailor-made services, investor events, and public relations, we support access to the local market right from the start. Successful innovators benefit from the network of Green Energy Lab partners and their connection to export markets.

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Our projects

Im Green Energy Lab warten wir nicht, dass die Zukunft einfach passiert. Hier erwecken wir neue Ideen bereits heute zum Leben. Wir bündeln Forschungsergebnisse und schaffen mit unseren Vorzeigeprojekten angreifbare Bausteine für die Energiezukunft.

BEYOND

Developing and testing innovative, user-centered market designs applications beneficial to the system and grid-network for an integrated energy system using blockchain technology.
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BEYOND

New market designs for optimized local and regional energy systems.

Hybrid DH DEMO

Developing innovative business models in connection with the energy source wind for a hybrid district heating system at the location Neusiedl am See.
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Hybrid DH DEMO

“Energy hub“ business models bring a breath of fresh air to Neusiedl am See.

 

Heat Water Storage Pooling

Investigating and demonstrating the reduction of negative impacts resulting from the volatility and forecasting inaccuracy of energy production from wind turbines by using an integrated pooling approach for hot water tanks.
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Heat Water Storage Pooling

Optimizes productivity and achieves a higher degree of flexibility by using hot water tank pooling.

Open Data Platform

Preparing consumption data for end users in order to develop prognosis models and recommendations for different stake holders in the supply chain of electrical energy.
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Open Data Platform

Open data platform for research within the energy sector.

 

ThermaFLEX

Integrating different flexibility measures in district heating networks to increase the share of renewable energy. Testing is carried out in several demonstration projects.
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ThermaFLEX

The lead project for the development of tomorrow’s district heating network.

Further projects

Here you will find more projects
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Further projects

Further projects of the Green Energy Lab

Our Team

The Green Energy Lab’s operational team will assist you in developing and implementing your bold ideas for the energy future.

Susanne Supper

Cluster Manager
Graduate engineer Susanne Supper is the cluster manager of Green Energy Lab, heads the Green Energy Lab innovation laboratory and is responsible for the overall coordination of the project network for the energy showcase region. Before Green Energy Lab was founded and launched in September 2018, she worked for several years as a senior project manager and head of an energy research department. Susanne Supper studied Civil Engineering and Water Management at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna.

      

 
 
 

Tobias Schwab

Open Innovation Manager
Graduate engineer Tobias Schwab, MA and a graduate of an advanced technical college, is the open innovation manager of the innovation laboratory and coordinates the Green Energy Lab location in Graz. As an authorized signatory and project manager for Green Energy & Innovation of the Green Tech Cluster Styria, he is responsible for projects in the fields of energy technology and economy and is involved in market and technology monitoring as well as open innovation. Tobias Schwab studied Urban Technologies, Sustainable Energy Systems and Innovation Management at the Advanced Technical Colleges Joanneum, Burgenland, and Campus 02.

      

 
 
 

Christian Kurz

R&D Manager
Graduate engineer Dr. Christian Kurz, PhD, is the R&D manager of the Green Energy Lab. The nuclear physicist holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and works as an innovation manager in Energie Burgenland AG. Prior to that, Christian Kurz was managing director of various subsidiaries.

      

 
 
 

Radostina Reiter

Communications Manager
Mag. Radostina Reiter is Communications Manager at Green Energy Lab and responsible for topics in the field of communication, marketing, events & public relations activities. She studied German Philology with a major field Communication. An international background and many years of professional experience with a managerial position in marketing and communication form the basis of her work.

      

 
 
 

François Laurent

Project Assistant
François Laurent, MSc, is Project Assistant at the Green Energy Lab and responsible for the cross-thematic support of the management. Prior to joining the Green Energy Lab, he worked in international research projects on sustainable development and renewable energy in the Netherlands, Spain and Israel as well as the energy partnership of the GIZ in Tunisia. François Laurent holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Wageningen (Netherlands) specializing in environmental systems analysis.

      

 
 
 

Christian Fink

Scientific Advisor
Christian Fink advises the Green Energy Lab as R & D expert for heat supply and sector coupling. As authorized signatory and head of the department "Thermal Energy Technologies and Hybrid Systems", he is responsible for a research team of around 25 people at the AEE Institute for Sustainable Technologies. The main areas of research of Christian Fink include energy supply technologies, heat storage, systemic energy supply and sector coupling, techno-economic analyzes as well as the scientific monitoring of funding programs.

 
 
 

Georg Lettner

Scientific Advisor
Georg Lettner advises the Green Energy Lab as an R & D expert for energy markets and smart grids. He leads the research area "Smart Grids / Smart Cities and e-Mobility" at the Institute for Energy Systems and Electrical Drives of the Vienna University of Technology. Georg Lettner's expertise lies in the system analysis of smart grids and the market integration of renewable technologies, focusing in particular on flexibility options in energy markets with a special focus on the development of business models involving different stakeholders.

 

 
 
 

The board of directors of the research initiative Green Energy Lab is responsible for the strategic direction and further development.

Christian Panzer

Board member
Graduate engineer Dr. Christian Panzer is chairman and spokesman of the association board. He heads the corporate development department at Wien Energie GmbH (Ltd.) with responsibility for strategy, innovation management, investment management, data protection, and compliance. He studied electrical engineering and wrote his doctoral thesis at the Vienna University of Technology, where he subsequently worked as a senior researcher in the field of renewable energy policy, advising the EU and national governments.

      

 
 
 

Mathias Schaffer

Board member
Graduate engineer Mathias Schaffer is deputy chairman of the association board. The graduate electrical engineer is a specialist for energy research and innovation management at Energie Steiermark AG (Inc.) with a focus on innovation strategy and innovation processes and on activities as a business incubator.

      

 
 
 

Raphaela Reinfeld

Board member
Raphaela Reinfeld, MBA, holds the position of secretary on the executive board of the registered association. She heads the innovation and product management department at Energie Burgenland AG (Inc.) and was previously responsible for renewable forms of energy, innovation and communication as an assistant to the CEO. Raphaela Reinfeld studied energy economy and communication sciences in Vienna, Eisenstadt, and Rome (ITA) and holds two master’s degrees.

      

 
 
 

Klaus Stricker

Board member
Graduate Engineer Klaus Stricker is the treasurer on the executive board of the registered association. He studied economics and has a technical education in communications engineering and electronics. He is an authorized signatory of EVN AG (Inc.) and heads the energy planning department.

      

 
 
 

Your direct line to us

Find us here

Green Energy Lab Office Vienna

QBC 4 – Am Belvedere 4

Eingang Karl-Popper-Straße 4

1100 Wien

Susanne Supper | +43 676 471 81 77

Green Energy Lab Office Graz

Science Tower

Waagner-Biro-Straße 100

8020 Graz

Tobias Schwab | +43 316 40 77 44 14