Sustainable Mobility

Cologne Institute for Business Research (IW)

The IW is supported by employers and industrial associations as well as private companies. Based on academic research it publishes analyses and opinions on economic and social policy issues, on education and vocational training, and on a variety of societal developments. A distinctive feature of the IW is the close interrelation between academic research and public relations activities by the institute´s own publishing house, the Deutsche Instituts-Verlag GmbH. The scientists of the research unit ”Environment, Energy, Resources” look into the impact of economic activity on the environment and the impact of environmental and energy policy on the economy.

German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)

The purpose of the ZDH is to reach a consensus on all major issues in crafts policy. It represents the overall interests of the skilled crafts sector vis-à-vis the Bundestag, the Federal Government and other central authorities, the European Union and international organisations. The German Confederation of Chambers of Skilled Crafts (DHKT) and the German Association of Skilled Crafts Confederations (UDH) are confederated in the ZDH. ZDH is getting involved in national initiatives committing to energy efficient building and refurbishment and electro mobility.

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart

The DLR pursues scientific, economic and social aims. It wants to make its contribution to secure and design the future by means of air and space travel. The efficient transfer of innovations and know-how from air and space travel to industrial production has a high priority for the DLR. The individual projects of the DLR are divided in superordinate program directorates for aeronautics, space flight and energy technology. The offers and services of the DLR are especially directed to small and medium-size companies. In its strategic orientation, DLR focuses on integrating the potential of national and international endeavors involving partners from research institutions and industry.

German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

The VDA nationally and internationally promotes the interests of the entire German automotive industry. Its members consist of automobile manufacturers, suppliers and manufacturers of trailers, special bodies and buses. In the interest of all its members, the VDA is active in all areas of the motor traffic industry like economic and transport policy, technical legislation, quality assurance and taxation. The Environment Department focuses not only on general environmental protection issues like emissions but also environmental protection requirements on the production side.

Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU)

The Verband kommunaler Unternehmen (VKU) represents the interests of the municipal utility and waste management industry in Germany vis-à-vis politics and society. The VKU unites about 1,500 companies and associations from the energy supply, the water supply and sewage, waste management and municipal cleaning. The VKU offers information days, seminars and conferences on all relevant topics.

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), BAM is responsible for testing, research and consulting for the protection of humans and the environment in the fields of energy, infrastructure, environment, materials and analytical sciences. With the help of expert reports, certified reference materials and interlaboratory tests, BAM checks safety and quality standards. In addition, BAM is responsible for the admission of substances, technical products and plants.