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Berlin to go, english edition 1/2015

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LOCATION WHERE THE FUTURE LIVES The EUREF-Campus – a smart urban district and pilot project for the transition to sustainable energy and networked mobility Those unable to identify the 55,000-square-meter EUREF campus as one of Berlin‘s Zukunftsorte will at least recognize it as the venue for a well-known TV show. Every Sunday at 9:45 p.m. on the dot, Günther Jauch hosts his talk show from the Gasometer, one of the most impressive and best known buildings on the campus. The old Gasometer is not only a Schöneberg landmark, a monument to industrial architecture and a special venue all its own, it is, above all, a bridge to the energy of the future. Because the Gasometer is surrounded by a campus that serves as home to a variety of companies and institutions that are working on a smart, modern energy supply and new models of mobility. The campus, which consists of a unique blend of historical buildings and architecturally attractive new structures, is generating new impetus for pioneering innovations and inspires enthusiasm through its integrated energy and mobility design. An innovative community from industry and science – including Cisco, Deutsche Bahn, Schneider Electric und General Electric – has taken up residence on the campus where they are developing ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for a smart urban model. Testing networked mobility – the charging stations on the campus. The buildings are supplied with locally generated renewable energy from wind, solar, biogas and geothermal sources – using five small wind turbines and three solar installations – which makes them, for the most part, autonomous and carbon neutral. The entire power supply system for these energy-optimized “green buildings” is managed via a Micro Smart Grid. The core idea behind ​this smart grid involves the storage of excess electricity from renewable sources so that it is quickly available when needed and can otherwise be used as an on-site energy source, e.g. at charging stations for refueling electric vehicles. This networking of urban mobility and energy is an impor tant issue on the EUREF-Campus, as shown for example by the “Platform electroMobility” located there. Last but not least, the EUREF-Campus is also an innovative research center that works with the TU Berlin to provide practice-oriented programs of study. at Old and new in perfect harmony: InnoZ on the EUREF-Campus. Facts about the EUREF Campus Pilot site for the transition to sustainability • CO 2 -neutral energy supply via biogas CHP • Locally generated renewable energy from solar, wind and geothermal sources • Smart grid / smart metering and power to heat on campus Platform for electro-mobility • Largest electric filling station in Germany Innovative research center • Five Master’s degree programs at TU Berlin with 120 students • “Mobility2Grid” federal government research campus • “Green Garage” startup incubator photos: EUREF-Campus

LOCATION THE POWERHOUSE IN THE SOUTHEAST The Adlershof Technology Park is not only continuing a local tradition of innovation, it is also continuously generating its own growth Foto: Adlershof Until 1989, the area around the site of Germany’s first airfield in Johannisthal-Adlershof served as one of East Germany’s foremost research centers and home to television broadcasters. Since 1991, WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH has developed this area southeast of Treptow-Köpenick into a setting for integrating business and science. Today, Adlershof is one of the largest science, business and media hubs in Berlin and Brandenburg and one of the Zukunftsorte. Adlershof is not merely steeped in technological tradition, it also offers plenty of room for future growth. 1001 companies and scientific institutions (as of January 2015) have settled in this 4.2-square-kilometer area – embedded in an overall urban planning concept. 15,931 people work here, the equivalent of the population of a small town. At its core is a science and technology park made up of 478 companies, six Humboldt-University institutes and ten non-university research institutes. They focus on photonics and optics, photovoltaics and renewable energies, microsystems and materials, IT and media, biotechnology and the environment, as well as analytics. The “Centre for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy,” which opened in 2013, offers a total 8000 square meters of production, lab and office space. These spaces can be rented by small and medium-sized companies at favorable terms for up to eight years. Development of additional commercial space between Groß-Berliner Damm and the Schöneweide depot is aimed at further enhancing Adlerhof’s attractiveness to new companies. Adlershof grew particularly fast in 2014, with 50 technology-based companies deciding to settle there, a growth rate of exceptional magnitude. There have never been this many groundbreakings, topping out ceremonies and inaugurations by private developers. The development of new areas gives companies the freedom to expand to a much greater degree than was previously possible. Urban aesthetics and flourishing projects like “Wohnen am Campus” (living on campus) contribute significantly to the area’s distinctiveness and serve to enhance the location’s appeal. The sudden growth of the Adlershof high-tech hub in 2014 was particularly noteworthy since it occurred against the sharp decline in subsidies happening at the time. The site currently uses the claim “Adlershof. Science at work,” to position itself as a place where people not only go to work but where they also enjoy hanging out. Along with a focus on new fields of technology, a more international character and additional startups, particular emphasis is given to enhancing the area’s “soft” location factors. The Adlershof science and business hub – a place where pioneers, researchers and entrepreneurs come together. BERLIN TO GO 27

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