NEU - Netzwerk Energie & Umwelt e. V. - Network for Energy and Environmental Technology

Leipzig, Saxony (Germany)

Regional Scope of the Network


Romann Glowacki
coordinator for international affairs

Telephone: +49 341 2434 464

Network Profile

NEU offer services, research & development, products and profound expertise in:

  • Bioenergy (heat, power, fuels) and Bioeconomy
  • Renewable Energy Technologies (solar heat and power)
  • Energy markets, Energy systems, Energy trading
  • E-Mobility (vehicles, infrastructure, transportation concepts)
  • Water supply and waste water treatment, sewage sludge utilization (sludge2power)
  • Building up consortia for R&D and innovation - projects
  • Annual Conference on Transformation of the Energy System (Germany wants to achieve an 80%-share of RES in power supply until 2050)

Network Focus

We are

  • Creating innovations through cooperation of our members
  • Developing new products, processes and services in our fields of expertise
  • Building up strong alliances and strategic partnerships with our members
  • Enhancing Research & Development
  • Establishing international networks in order to cooperate on European level

Network Members

NEU has over 70 members: SME, large companies, municipal companies, regional administration, R&D organisations and universities the cluster comprises over 500 stakeholders in and around Leipzig

Key players are:

  • Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH (energy industry)
  • GICON - Großmann Ingenieur Consult GmbH, NL Leipzig (Engineering company for bioenergy and energy instalations)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ (centre for environmental research)
  • Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung Leipzig (Economic Development Office Leipzig)
  • University of Leipzig, IIRM (specialized in Energy Markets and Municipal Infrastructure)
  • Fraunhofer IMW - Fraunhofer Zentrum für internationales Management und Wissensökonomie (Research Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy)
  • DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH (applied research in bioenergy)

Unique Selling Point

  • Leipzig is a Leading Research Cluster in Energy and Sustainability
  • EEX one of the moste important energy trading places in Europe
  • one of the biggest municipal energy companies in Germany
  • Innovation Centre for Bioenergy - speeding up innovation processes for SME
  • International Energy companies networks (TREC)
  • Member of the Leading Edge Cluster “BioEconomy” - building up a bio-based economy (model region)
  • outstanding research facilities in bioenergy technologies


  • demonstration region for E-Mobility - linking Saxony and Bavaria
  • E-Mobility in public communication
  • Innovation projects in “Hydtrothermal Processes”
  • TREC
  • Solar Heating - thermal storage for family houses