Designing Tomorrow‘s Energy Systems

High-impact innovation in the energy transition is particularly challenging because it needs to done under severe time pressure. The climate system is on the verge of tipping points which would have irreversible and catastrophic consequences for most ecosystems on Earth.
To support this leap in innovation is the mission of FCA.

Cleantech develops in key R&D Areas

Our key operational areas are constantly evolving – we bring together outstanding expertise from all critical segments.

  • Cleantech develops in key R&D Areas
  • High-impact innovators develop their technologies

    When working on future cleantech systems, ideas develop all the time.  Find an overview on our own publications.

  • High-impact innovators develop their technologies
  • Publications & Analyses

    We validate the theoretical models we develop and test them with innovators from high-impact segments.

  • Publications & Analyses
    • Future Cleantech Architects

      Our experts have worked in cleantech for many years, realizing that the breakthrough innovation process needs to move faster in order to mitigate the most dramatic effects of climate change.

      We are economists, engineers or designers by education, yet our approach is interdisciplinary.

      We work on breakthrough cleantech, both in hardware and in processes: Our work ranges from fundamental research in renewable generation technologies to process innovations which help to decarbonize emission-intensive industrial operations.

      Our vision: increase the success rate of breakthrough cleantech R&D.

      How we work

      We exist to close the remaining innovation gaps to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
      • 1
        Accelerate Innovation

        We identify critical fields of innovation in industries where sustainable solutions are still in very early stages.

      • 2
        Prioritize R&D

        We work with high-level policy-makers to intensify their R&D activities accordingly.

      • 3
        Co-Develop Critical Technology

        We initiate and actively drive high-level research consortia on critical technologies for these neglected industries.

      Scout breakthrough cleantech development

      We have worked in numerous R&D projects and seen excellent ideas that have not even made it to the prototype phase. One pillar of our work is to scout outstanding ideas in very early phases – that is in laboratories, research institutes and other creative hotspots.

      Connect strong partners in breakthrough cleantech

      Those who come up with the initial technology idea do not necessarily have the entrepreneurial vision and spirit to lead the new technology to commercialization. We facilitate contact and cooperation between both sides through our network and expertise, teaming suitable partners up to effective consortia.