Future Cleantech Architects

Non profit. Independent. Science-based.

We are a climate innovation think tank.
We exist to close the remaining innovation gaps to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

 To reach this objective, we accelerate innovation in critical industries – such as cement, aviation, or shipping – where sustainable solutions are still in very early stages. We urge policy-makers to intensify and better prioritize their R&D activities. Moreover, we initiate and actively drive high-level research consortia on critical technologies for these neglected technological sectors. Learn more about our work on our core topics:

Energy System

As intermittent renewable energy is developed and deployed, energy storage will be crucial for security of supply.


Aviation and shipping together are responsible for about 5% of global annual CO2 emissions and are the two largest emitters in the transport sector after road transport.


Cement production contributes around 5% of global emissions and the demand for concrete and cement is expected to continue growing.

Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen’s role in the German and European path to climate neutrality is highly controversial.

Future Energy System



Green Hydrogen

Our Future Cleantech Festival

Europe's most ambitious Future Cleantech Festival, looks towards a net-zero 2050, zooming in on the innovation processes in some of the hardest- to-abate sectors, such as Construction, Transport, and the Future Energy System. With a focus on the coming European elections in June, meet experts from disruptive innovation agencies and intergovernmental players charting the course for the next European Commission and Parliament for 2024-2029.

Our Highlights

We believe that cleantech can only be effectively advanced through a holistic
approach. Find a selection of our latest work below: 

Coffee & Cleantech

Our series of 45-minute briefings for EU policymakers and advisers on the hard-to-abate sectors.

Thermal Energy Storage Factsheet

Key facts and figures on the heat sector and the crucial role that thermal energy storage can play in decarbonizing the sector.

Policy Brief on Aviation

Our recommendations to ensure European aviation not only aligns with Europe’s 2050 carbon neutrality objective but also mitigates non-CO2 effects.


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