Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research Campus is an association of institutes of the RWTH Aachen University and industrial partners.
The joint research of academia and industry under one roof at FEN Research Campus facilitates an efficient exchange of knowledge between the partners. In order to successfully cope with the challenges of our future energy supply, this transdisciplinary approach of pooling experience and disciplines is a necessary way to achieve innovation beyond the limits of a single competence.
FEN Research Campus is organized into three consortia associated with the main voltage levels (low, medium, high voltage) in the electrical utility grid. Each consortium is headed by a professor of the RWTH Aachen University and is supported by a Chief Scientific Officer / Program Manager.
The High Voltage Consortium is organizationally located in FEN Research Campus; however, the research activities are realized by the Forschungsgemeinschaft für Elektrische Anlagen und Stromwirtschaft e.V. (FGH).
The model of FEN Research Campus is based on the funding initiative “Forschungscampus – öffentlich-private Partnerschaft für Innovationen”. It is set up by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) to support the long-term collaboration between science and industry.