"Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy"
The Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy is set up as a branch office of Forschungszentrum Jülich and is operated in close cooperation with Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The institute’s main facilities will be on FAU’s south campus in Erlangen. One of HI ERN’s working groups is located in the “Auf AEG” business park in Nuremberg.
During the initial phase, the institute will comprise four professorships and two young investigators groups with annual funding of approximately € 5.5 million from the Helmholtz Association. The Free State of Bavaria will also provide an additional € 5 million to finance the joint research project in its initial development phase as well as € 32 million for a new research building. The institute’s new building is expected to be completed by 2018, with a floor space of 2,500 m², accommodating around 90 scientists from HI ERN.