Shaping the energy world of the future through innovation

Efficient, climate-friendly and intelligent - this describes the energy supply of the future. RWE is working towards this future with many projects - from production of raw materials to the more efficient use of energy.

RWE Research and Development – Objectives
The objectives of our R&D activities, too, are based on our strategic future picture: We are the most trusted and high-performing partner for the sustainable transformation of the European energy system.

We evaluate all our activities on the basis of these strategic dimensions, e.g. by measuring the value our projects create for the environment, the preservation of resources, security of supply and, not least, for RWE's competitiveness. To this end we make use of criteria that are applied uniformly across the Group. In addition, we pool the individual competencies of our Group companies in joint research activities.

RWE Research and Development – From Basics to Application
RWE also inputs its experience into international cooperative projects and is engaged in a constant swap of experience with partners from the worlds of science and industry. For example, we are crucially helping shape the border-crossing work of the European technology platform on zero-emission fossil-fired power plants by providing several experts from the RWE Group. 

Since our focus is on application-related Research and Development, our competences are complemented by the profiles geared to the scientific bases of our numerous cooperation partners at universities and public research facilities. 

In this way, we  not only ensure the success of our projects, but also support universities and institutes with current research subjects and make a contribution toward qualified, close-to-practice training for junior scientists.