The institute co-operates with national and international companies and partners of academic organisations and high schools.
At the moment, about 50 members of JARA-ENERGY are involved in the field of energy research, exploiting their compentencies and research infrastructure in a complementary manner. Their objective is to explore, optimize or develop from scratch energy technologies and system solutions, both along system and value-added chains as well as with respect to interdisciplinary cross-cutting issues, from basic research up to applications that are ready to use.
JARA-ENERGY's fields of research are energy technologies in which common research interests are to be found and where added valued with respect to science, industry and research structure can be achieved by collaborations.
The research activities of JARA-ENERGY are grouped along the energy value-added chain and can be broken down into seven fields of action, of which two are cross-sectional topics. Within these fields of action, and also beyond their boundaries, JARA-ENERGY researchers take an interdisciplinary approach in creating cooperative solutions for tomorrow's energy supply.
The European Fusion DeveThe European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) is an agreement between European fusion research institutions and the European Commission to strengthen their coordination and collaboration, and to participate in collective activities. Its activities include coordination of physics and technology in EU laboratories, the exploitation of the world's largest fusion experiment, the Joint European Torus (JET) in the UK, training and career development in fusion and EU contributions to international collaborations.