04. July 2022

Energy - always new ideas!

The topic of the 13th edition of "Business Meets Science" is more relevant than ever.

For the 13th time now, the organisers invited to the evening event "Business meets Science"; the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG), the General Association of Entrepreneurs Zittau und Umgebung e. V. (AUV), the Dresden Chamber of Crafts and the Zittau and Görlitz offices of the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce. In perfect weather met entrepreneurs, administrative staff and university lecturers at an interesting location - the Zittau Power Plant Laboratory (ZKWL) of the HSZG on the premises of the Zittau municipal utility (Stadtwerke Zittau).

Reliable, affordable and environmentally compatible - this is how energy supply should be structured in the future. This was also the basic tenor of the evening.

After welcoming words by

  • Bert Handschick (Chairman of the Board of the AUV Entrepreneurs' Association),
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kratzsch (Rector of the HSZG) and
  • Rocco Deckert, new technical managing director of the Stadtwerke Zittau GmbH,

the approx. 80 participants were able to take a tour at two stations to learn about the university's research work in the Zittau Power Plant Laboratory:

Versuchsanlage "Thermo-Mechanischer Stromspeicher" The test facility "Thermo-Mechanical Electricity Storage System"

Based on long-established competences, the scientists of the HSZG face energy and environmental technology problems. The spectrum ranges from the optimization of new technologies for the provision of electricity to highly efficient recycling technologies and automation technology to biotechnology.

Some of this research work is also reflected in the business areas of Stadtwerke Zittau; a mutually beneficial cooperation. Thus, the following two stations of heat supply and heat distribution for the city of Zittau also played a role in this evening at the Stadtwerke:

  • Where does Zittau's heat actually come from? Information on the energy revolution at the Stadtwerke.
  • Exciting technical solutions – the Stadtwerke's know-how in energy distribution.
The Zittau Power Plant Laboratory with the thermohydraulic test facility "THERESA"

Next year, the 14th edition of this innovation and technology transfer event series will take place in the Upper Lusatian Plastics Center (Oberlausitzer Kunststoffzentrum) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) on the Theodor-Körner-Allee in Zittau.

Foto: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Tobias Zschunke
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.
Tobias Zschunke
Institut für Prozesstechnik, Prozessautomatisierung und Messtechnik
02763 Zittau
Theodor-Körner-Allee 8
Building Z IVc, Room C1.01
+49 3583 612-4843