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 182 employees.

13 Mio. € 

per year
Our turnover has risen in the last 25 years from 5.7 MioDM to more than 13 Mio€ per year. The share of industrial cooperations and public project funding has increased steadily.

15 %

annual revenue growth
(CAGR 2009-2014)


Projects with approx. 347 partners
are realized approximately annually


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

24 %

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

In 2018, the institute's budget came to € 11.6 m. The development of income from 2014 to 2019 depicted in the diagram shows that the Bavarian Ministry of Eco-nomic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (Bay-StMWi) provided basic funding amounting to € 3.0 m in 2018. € 8.4 m third-party funds were raised as well as € 0.2 m other revenues. The third-party funds com-prise € 6.7 m from public project funding and € 1.7 m from industrial sources. Research was carried out in a total of 153 projects involving 374 partners.

budget 2017

A few Details of our Employees

At the end of 2018, ZAE Bayern had 182 staff members. The majority of the employees came from the fields of physics, mechanical engineering, and energy technol-ogy. Women made up 28 % of the staff. The institute had 23 doctorate-, 9 master- and 5 bachelor students, 4 interns and 3 apprentices. Students and trainees constituted 24 % 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.

Annual Report


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