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WindNode — A showcase for smart energy from the north-east of Germany

WindNode Over the next four years, more than 50 partners will be working together on the northeast German model region for smart energy, as part of the collaborative WindNODE project. The Borderstep Institute is also on board as a science network partner.

The project has a budget of just under EUR 70 million and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. WindNode encompasses all six East German federal states including Berlin. It runs under the auspices of the six state prime ministers.

As a network partner, the Borderstep Institute conducts scientific research on how start-ups can be supported within the context of the initiative through an accelerator program. In addition to this, a Borderstep work package deals with “smart” city districts within the model region.

Along with project coordinator 50Hertz, the Siemens and Stromnetz companies as well as the business development organizations Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Energy Saxony, and ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg take care of the strategic management of WindNODE. In addition to energy suppliers, network operators and high-tech specialists, the project also involves car manufacturers, utilities, and waste management companies, the housing sector, and retail trade as well as several universities and research institutions from the region.

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