Technology and business model development, the development of concepts and studies, the implementation of simulations as well as qualification activities and know-how transfer - 4ward Energy Research GmbH offers a wide range of services in the fields of energy technologies and energy management.
Comprehensive knowledge of research funding programs at federal and EU level, many years of experience in project management and project coordination as well as in dissemination and communication in projects are the basis for 4ward Energy Research GmbH to be the ideal partner for research projects.
Rethinking energy systems: We develop innovative approaches for flexible and hybrid energy systems and carry out analyzes, modeling, simulations and the optimization of energy systems.
For the shared use of energy as close as possible to the place of generation, innovative technologies and business models for electricity or heat are required. We deal with the relevant technical, economic and legal aspects.
Technologies and energy systems are constantly evolving. The consequences of climate change also require adjustments. We support companies and municipalities in preparing for the challenges of the future.
We are working on the (further) development of innovative technologies so that the generation, distribution and use of energy will continue to function smoothly in the future.
Together with partners from business and science, we generate know-how in projects that we apply in the context of new projects and thus contribute to the creation of innovations.
Analysis of energy systems & concept development
Analysis and evaluation of energy systems as a basis for further development activities as well as the development of concepts.
Elaboration of control strategies, algorithms, etc. in the context of the development and optimization of energy services and technologies.
Business model development
Development and evaluation of economic models for energy services, energy technologies and energy systems.
Modeling & Simulation
Development of mathematical models for mapping energy systems as well as implementation and evaluation of simulations.
Transfer of know-how and dissemination of results and knowledge in the research and business sector.
Research is fast moving and requires a high degree of flexibility.
The administrative structure of large companies with several decision-making levels often prevents interesting research projects from coming about quickly. This knowledge was the reason to found 4ward Energy Research GmbH at the beginning of 2010, which, as a research institution with a flat hierarchy and short decision-making paths, enables the efficient development and implementation of research projects in the field of energy technologies and the energy industry.
Rapid success soon led to the hiring of the first employees and in addition to the company headquarters in Vienna, branches were set up in Graz and Vorau. In 2017 the company's headquarters were relocated to Graz. Over the years, a powerful team of scientists from different disciplines has developed, who use their know-how to successfully work on a wide range of topics..
How it started...