The germanwind GmbH (GW) was founded in 2009 as a subsidiary of the Wind Energy Agency WAB e.V.. Its tasks are to foster innovation and helping WAB members in their go-to-market strategy. GW therefore sets up R&D projects relating to wind energy, supports project implementation and arranges cooperation between businesses and R&D institutes in the region. Other tasks are market analysis and offering training and qualification in the wind energy sector. GW is partly funded from the State of Bremen.
WAB – the Wind Energy Agency is the network of the wind energy industry in Germany‘s northwest region and serves as a nationwide contact for the offshore wind industry. Since 2002, around 380 companies and R&D institutes have become members of WAB. Both, germanwind and WAB are co-funded by the state of Bremen and thus have experiences with the management of public funding. WAB is involved in the development of (offshore) wind energy in Germany and the promotion of repowering in the northwest region, increases cooperation between industry and science, trains professionals and managers for the wind industry, acts as the national and international representation of its members (incl. lobby work) and supports the industry e.g. by market analyses. WAB organises the annual conference “Windforce” (around 800 visitors), and – since 2012- the biannual offshore wind fair in Bremen/Bremerhaven.
Workpackage Leader WP 2 "Regional Mapping" an WP 7 "Dissemination and Exploitation"
Susanne Findeisen Project Leader germanwind GmbH Barkhausenstr. 2 27568 Bremerhaven Germany Tel: +49 (0) 471 39177 21 Fax: +49 (0) 471 39177 19 Email: