ZAE Bayern in Numbers


ZAE Bayern has two main locations in Würzburg, Garching near Munich, and three branch offices in Nuremberg, Arzberg and Hof.


The number has risen since 1991 from 24 to 163 employees.

9.2 Mio. € 

per year
the turnover in 2019 amounted to 9.2 Mio€.


Projects with approx. 295 partners
were realised in 2019


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

22,1 %

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 2019 amounted to approximately € 9.9 million. In 2019, the Institute's revenues amounted to approximately € 9.2 million, including institutional funding of € 2.2 million from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. 7.7 million € were generated from third-party funds. The third-party funds consist 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 295 partners.

budget 2017

A few Details of our Employees

At the end of 2019, ZAE Bayern had 163 staff members. The majority of the employees came from the fields of physics, mechanical engineering, and energy technology. Women made up 25.8 % of the staff. The institute had 18 doctorate-, 5 master-, and 8 bachelor students, and 2 interns. Students and trainees constituted 22.1 % of the staff.


ZAE Bayern

We work at the interface between knowledge-based basic research and applied industrial research. Under the motto "Excellent Energy Research - Excellent Implementation", we realize complete innovation packages that build on synergies between generation, storage and efficiency measures.

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