Welcome to WBZU:
We prepare you for the energy technology of the future!
Whether hydrogen, fuel cells, battery storage, or heat pumps – The Education and Training Centre for Innovative Energy Technologies of the Handwerkskammer Ulm, WBZU for short, has the educational programs you need for your professional development in this area. Students, contracting authorities, and other interested parties have the opportunity to discover innovations in energy technology and familiarize themselves with energy-related topics.
Undertaking energy-related research and development projects is another important activity of the WBZU. We have already worked on a wide range of progressive projects with partners at regional, national, and EU level, such as “Smart Grids – Secure Energy Prosumer” with the participation of Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the University of Tübingen, and funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment. Thanks to our close cooperation with the trade, we are always in a position to develop well-thought out, practical solutions.
The WBZU is located in the heart of Science Park Ulm in the immediate vicinity of the universities and various research institutes. In addition to two state-of-the-art training classrooms that can be individually adapted to the size and type of event, the WBZU has a technical center specially designed for the purposes of training and development. Various testing facilities are operated across seven laboratories, allowing the new technologies to be clearly explained and the relevant expert knowledge provided.
The WBZU was founded as a non-profit association in 2002 with support from the State of Baden-Württemberg and the federal government, and was originally called “Weiterbildungszentrum Brennstoffzelle Ulm.” In 2014, it was integrated into the training academy of the Handwerkskammer Ulm as “The Education and Training Centre for Innovative Energy Technologies.“ The objective of the WBZU is to incorporate the results of the latest research into everyday practice and to promote the exchange of science and skill.