ruhrvalley is the beginning of the transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral centre of excellence for new expertise and technologies in the area of the interlinked, metropolitan mobility and energy systems of the future.
Today, in the Ruhr conurbation, new solutions are being developed for essential challenges that will reach a system-relevant quality in the middle term for our society. Their focus lies on the security, the transformation and the interconnectedness of mobility and energy production at metropolitan scales. The solution to this problem requires work across disciplines and universities. For this reason, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Westphalian University of Applied Sciences decided to create a research and innovation association with around forty companies from the Ruhr region and thus establish a technological innovation scene. They cooperate on joint transdisciplinary projects to develop the intelligent, interconnected mobility and energy systems of the future, especially for metropolitan regions, such as the Ruhr region.
The Ruhr region offers enormous potential for progress and technological innovations and ruhrvalley has set itself the goal of bringing together the expertise that can be found in the portfolio of young, technology-oriented, medium-sized companies present in the Ruhr region with the ample scientific know-how of the high concentration of universities in the area. In practice, the projects focus on the core areas of electromobility, intelligent energy systems and digitalisation. With the resulting business ideas and start-ups, ruhrvalley wants to contribute to the transformation of the Ruhr region into one of Europe’s most important SME and technology centres.
ruhrvalley’s added value and its especial innovation and expertise profile comes from the connection between entrepreneurial cycles and nationally visible research core areas such as electromobility, energy systems and ICT solutions. The cooperation with the automotive supplier industry, the energy systems construction industry, and the middle-sized IT sector in the Ruhr region creates potential for transdisciplinary solutions, which none of the partners could offer alone.
These cycles are selectively brought together using joint projects; for this end, ruhrvalley develops a target oriented portfolio, based on tried and tested project types, the three R&D&I types, and the management project.
You can find more information about the individual projects in the links below.
LiModPress: Modular Lithium-Ion Battery System Based on the Hydraulic Compression of Single Cells
SiME: System Innovation for Mobility and Energy in the Metropolis
Management Project: ruhrvalley Management Office
GeoSmaGriR: Smart Solar Geothermal Energy Grid Ruhr
NetLab: Networked Development and Testing Laboratory
EMEL: Energy Management in Metropolitan eMobility-Charging Infrastructures
Participating ruhrvalley partners
innolectric is driving forward electromobility and developing component solutions for the electrified powertrain and the...
itemis AG is an independent IT consulting company and a supplier of products and services for efficient software development...
Institute for Innovation Research and Management
Innovation research at a university of applied sciences and innovation management for SMEs
In Voltavision’s development and test centre, we test high-voltage batteries and inverters for automotive and industrial...
Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH
Consulting company, primarily for environmental systems technology
Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics
MEET Battery Research Center | University of Münster
Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) is the battery research center at Münster University
in-integrierte informationssysteme GmbH
Since 1989, in-integrierte informationssysteme GmbH is a specialist in integrated business process and offers software...
maraneo GmbH develops, manufactures and sells electric propulsion systems for water sports and diving.
Deutsche Bohrtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Development, production, distribution and service for percussion drill technology and tools
Consulting and development for power electronics
International Geothermal Centre
The International Geothermal Centre is a joint research institution of science and industry, working closely with...
Institute for the Digital Transformation of Application and Living Domains
Research creates the future. Whether new energy supply concepts, internet safety, intelligent mechatronic systems or new...
Geological investigations and simulations for heat storage in mines
University of Applied Sciences Dortmund
We are a university of applied sciences and arts with deep roots and commitments in the region, but with an international focus...
Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
CP contech electronic GmbH
contech is a development and manufacturing service provider for intelligent technical systems. We create innovative solutions...
Auktora GmbH is a technology company specialising in the field of electromobility. It is an independent development and...
For us, teaching and research are inconceivable without the aspect of sustainability. As the biggest university of applied...
More than just software. We will advise you and work together with you to work out a concept with the right solutions in M2M...
Institute for Communication Technology
The Institute for Communication Technology was founded in 1995, and since then, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Kunold has been at its...
We bring intelligence to your application! Modern approaches to projecting and implementing especial customer-specific tasks...
ECOS Energie GmbH
Planning and consulting service in the sector of renewable energies
Training for work on high-voltage systems
XignSys is a producer and service provider of authentication processes and digital signatures. It is a technology start-up from...
ART DES HAUSES | Anne Franke | André Maaßen GbR
Agency for communication and design
IGA Service GmbH
International energy consulting, geothermal research, event management
Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH | Scienlab Test Solutions
The name Scienlab stands for a highly specialised technology company in Bochum (Germany). Scienlab offers customised test...
finally safe GmbH
finally safe is a technology start-up of the Institute for Internet Security of Wesphalian University of Applied Sciencesand...
Westphalian Energy Institute
The Westphalian Energy Institute (WEI) is a central scientific institution of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences...
9elements is a small software boutique situated in the heart of the Ruhr Region, committed to the development of cutting-edge...
it’s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH
Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe . Germany
cv cryptovision GmbH
cv cryptovision GmbH is one of the leading specialists for modern, user-friendly cryptography and solutions for secure...
Electric Vehicle Institute
Electromobility offers numerous opportunities for company start-ups. The Electric Vehicle Institute’s mission is to inspire...
Institute for Internet Security
The Institute for Internet Security - if(is) is an innovative, independent, scientific facility of the Westphalian University...
Xaptec GmbH produces optical sensors and high-tech-measuring systems for industrial image processing. Xaptec specialises on...
Smart Mechatronics GmbH
Smart Mechatronics GmbH stands for innovative engineering in the development of mechatronics systems for tomorrow, and was...
Ruhr Master School
The Ruhr Master School is a network born out of the cooperation between Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts,...