ZAE Bayern in Numbers


ZAE Bayern has two main locations in Würzburg and Garching near Munich as well as two branch offices in Arzberg and Hof.


The number has risen since 1991 from 24 to 139 employees.

10.1 Mio. € 

per year
the turnover in 2021 amounted to 10.1 Mio€.


Projects with approx. 295 partners
are realised each year.


Final theses and 100 dissertations
have been written at ZAE Bayern since 1991.

14.4 %

of the employees are in training.
The promotion of young talent at the ZAE Bayern is also reflected in this employment rate.

A few Details on Budget and Finances

The Institute's budget in 2021 amounted to approximately 10.1 million €, including institutional funding from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs of 1.9 million €. 8 million € were generated from third-party funds, consisting of 6.0 million € in public project funds and 1.7 million € in industry funds.

Research was carried out in a total of 149 projects involving 262 partners.

budget 2017

A few Details on our Employees

At the end of 2021, ZAE Bayern had 139 staff members. The majority of employees worked in the fields of physics, mechanical engineering, and energy technology. Women made up 30.2 % of the staff, 14.4 % were in education, 9 employees were doctoral candidates. Over the year, ZAE staff submitted 4 Bachelor's and 10 Master's theses as well as 4 dissertations.


ZAE Bayern

We conduct applied research at the interface between basic science and industrial application. Our methods and systems aim to achieve CO2 neutrality and thereby counteract climate change through the intelligent and efficient use of renewable energies.

Annual Report

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