4ward Energy Research GmbH

Research facility for energy technologies and energy economics

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.

Electricity and heat supply play the main roles in the projects. In many cases, a holistic view is also taken, including transport and industry in the sense of sector coupling, in which all areas can efficiently benefit from each other.


Research Areas

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.

To EnergySystems4Future

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.

To Energy4All

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.

To Adapt4Change

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.

To Technologies4Tomorrow

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.

To Knowledge4Innovations


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.

Development activities


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.

Knowledge transfer


Transfer of know-how and dissemination of results and knowledge in the research and business sector.

Comprehensive knowledge of the national and international funding landscapes enables the identification of suitable research programs for every project idea. The employees of 4ward Energy Research GmbH support and lead the project development processes, which are carried out together with project partners. The network of 4ward Energy Research GmbH helps to put together the best possible consortia for the successful implementation of projects.

4ward Energy Research GmbH has extensive experience in the management and coordination of as well as in dissemination and communication in national and international research projects. Various management activities can be carried out as part of project implementation.


On the initiative of Ferlach, Kelag and Austria Solar, a citizens' council consisting of 30 citizens, together with scientists from Vienna University of Technology and 4ward Energy, developed measures to reduce emissions in the problem areas of heating, mobility and industry in order to achieve climate neutrality in Ferlach by 2040.

Article in the Kleine Zeitung




Climate neutrality by 2040 - four small towns in Styria have also taken up this challenge. Three towns - Bruck an der Mur, Feldbach and Kapfenberg are now leading the way as climate pioneers together with 4ward Energy.

Article in Heute



The 4wardEnergy team introduces itself.