German partners

Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.

Speciality field: 

  • geothermal energy
  • informing the public about the advantages and possible uses of geothermal energy
  • dialogue with politicians and political leaders
  • improvement of the frame conditions and the political situation on a national, European and international level
  • support of technological development and researches
  • compilation of training material

Website | Contact person | E-mail: |  Jolanda Kaufhold |

 Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems

Speciality field: 

Fraunhofer IMS has more than a decade experience and proven expertise in the design of electronics and integrated sensor systems for the operation under extremely harsh environments, especially under ambient temperatures up to 250 °C. Applications of these sensor systems in the field of drilling supervision and borehole monitoring have the potential to significantly improve the drilling process, increase tool lifetime and reduce operation costs. Predictive maintenance and condition monitoring of existing installations are supported with very long maintenance intervals of the supervising equipment operating under high temperatures.

Fraunhofer IMS offers design, implementation and manufacturing of complete sensor systems containing the sensing elements, readout electronics and digital post-processing and communication circuitry in the in-house 0.35 µm CMOS High-Temperature CMOS technology as well as the Micro Systems Technology Lab&Fab for MEMS sensor realization

Website | Contact person | E-mail: |  Alexander Utz  |


Speciality field:  We are engineering consultancy specialized in renewables and energy conversion systems and intend to develop a high-efficiency internal combustion heat pump unit sourcing from the ground and/or waste heat sources such as exhaust air, engine exhaust, wastewater etc. We intend to go on the development of the technology and following to go on production advanced heat pump systems operating on waste material as solid municipal waste.

Website | Contact person | E-mail: | Saim Bayrak |

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Speciality field: 
Shallow and deep geothermal energy.
 For more information on our current projects please follow this link:

Website | Contact person | E-mail:  | Philipp Blum |

Universität der Bundeswehr München

Speciality field:
Drilling through the application of thermal plasma sources | Karsten Hartz-Behrend|