The project ALigN is part of the German Federal Government’s program to reduce NOx and CO2 emissions in German cities. It aims at forwarding the use of electric vehicles in Aachen by expanding the charging infrastructure. Until autumn 2020 475 charging stations will be built in public, semi-public and private locations.
01.09.2018 - 30.09.2022

The current energy grid cannot cope with the energy turnaround. In phase 2 of the Copernicus project ENSURE, scientists, companies and NGOs are developing the energy network of the future. The practical testing will take place from 2023 in the north of Germany in the "Energiekosmos ENSURE".

01.02.2020 - 31.01.2023
DC technologies have a high potential for energy system transformation. There are historical and technological reasons why it has not been sufficiently exploited to date. The field of DC technologies differs greatly in terms of the technological maturity of DC technologies (Technology Readiness Level, TRL) and thus their market readiness. The use of DC technologies varies not only in terms of technological maturity, but also depending on the socio-technical conditions of their embedding - the use and implementation, for example, vary greatly from country to country. So far, it is largely unclear what socio-economic conditions need to be in place not only to increase their maturity but also to support and accelerate their market diffusion.
In our subproject we develop an acceptance cartography of DC technologies. For this purpose, we identify acceptance-inhibiting and acceptance-promoting factors (e.g. arguments, knowledge, role, etc.) that influence the actions of decision-makers and their comparison (similarities and differences). The survey is conducted using a multi-method approach: In addition to text mining with machine learning and natural language processing, we use expert interviews and stakeholder workshops. Based on data, we identify success-critical issues in the introduction and communication of DC technologies.
1.5.2020 - 30.6.2023

The research project is funded by EFRE as part of the "Investitionen in Wachstum und Beschäftigung" funding program. In WerkerLab we are developing an innovative modular training concept for workers in SMEs (focus: CAM) who are adapting to the requirements of Industry 4.0.

01.07.2019 - 30.06.2021