Publicly Funded Research Projects


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the public sponsors and their respective project management agencies for the financial funding of our research projects. This includes in particular the Federal Ministries BMWi and BMWF, AiF, EU, DFG and many other organizations and foundations.

The projects are mostly carried out in close cooperation with the industry. The majority of the projects are designed to be multidisciplinary. For this purpose, we cooperate with other faculties of RWTH Aachen University and with a number of research institutes at other universities and organisations.

Project Topic Sponsorship Start End
BERCOM Blueprint for Pan-European Resilient Critical Infrastructures based on LTE Communications BMBF 09.2015 08.2018
SwarmGrid Safe operation of power grids by system services of user swarms BMBF 08.2015 07.2018
PROMOTioN Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks EU Komission 01.2016 12.2019
ENSURE Further development of existing energy supply systems to meet future requirements BMBF 01.2016 08.2019
IBoTec Innovative drilling technology for laying underground cables as part of network expansion BMWi 07.2016 12.2018
Kryo 2 Long-term electrical strength and aging of mixed polymer dielectrics for low-temperature applications DFG 01.2017 12.2018
FEN Application of DC technologies in distribution grids BMBF 10.2014 03.2019
FitTherm Load profiles and test specifications for fittings for high-temperature conductors BMWi 07.2017 12.2019
DeCAS Mocrogrids, topological power plants, market integration, BMWi 09.2016 03.2019
3connect Configuration of the traffic light concept under consideration of commercial electrombility BMWi 01.2016


Plan4Res Energy sector coupling in central western europe (CWE) EU Kommission 11.2017 10.2020
DC Lab High performance test circuit for DC components BMWI 10.2015 09.2018