The project partners are researching the future of power generation
Source: Project Management Jülich
Nikolaus Kopernikus stands for an important paradigm shift, from which a new Weltbild emerges. The mathematician and astronomer had discovered in the 16th century that the Earth is turning around the sun, not vice versa. His name is therefore the epitome of scientific and social change. In this spirit, the Kopernikus projects are to create breakthroughs in the understanding, interpretation and development of the energy system as well as in solving complex questions. The projects are characterized by a special approach to their topics: On the one hand, the basic conditions change quickly. They meet this dynamic with long-term project structures, which also allow flexible control. On the other hand, theKopernikus projects are designed systematically, since they link economic, social, political and technological research questions from the very beginning. In this way, their results can be particularly lasting and long-lasting.
The funding initiative has met with a great response in business, science and civil society. Around 1,000 institutions have applied in 201 projects in 41 projects. Every second institution was a partner in the industry. An independent advisory board subsequently evaluated the project proposals. 260 institutions have started their work in the four selected projects.