International Partnership Launches Innovative Energy Research Center at UConn

fh-2by Steve Criss, Office of Economic Development

The Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation at UConn, a partnership between UConn, Fraunhofer USA, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, was officially launched by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today at the University’s Depot Campus.

The center will focus on developing advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, power management, and distribution. One of just seven Fraunhofer research centers in the country, it will be temporarily located at the Depot Campus, with plans to relocate it to the new UConn Technology Park when it opens.

Fraunhofer USA Inc., a subsidiary of the European company Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, performs applied research under contract for federal and state governments, multinational corporations, and small to medium-sized companies.

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