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 180 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. 250 partners
are realized approximately annually


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

30 %

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 2017, the institute's budget amounted to approx. 12.2 million €. The development shown in the figure is as follows of the earnings in the years 2013 to 2018 shows for the year 2017 will receive basic financing from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs (BayStMWi) at an amount of € 2.0 million. 10.1 million from third-party funds, and 0.1 million, other income was generated. Third-party funds consist of € 8.6 million of public funding Project funds and € 1.5 million industrial funds together.
In 2017, a total of 171 projects were completed with 371 Partners.

budget 2017

A few Details of our Employees

At the end of 2017, ZAE Bayern had a total of 226 employees. The majority of these employees came from the physics, mechanical engineering and energy technology. The proportion of female employees was as follows 25 %. 30 PhD students, 15 Master students, 4 Bachelor students and 6 interns were working at the institute. Thus 24% of employees were undergoing training.


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.