An Australian-German innovation partnership

The Energy Transition Hub is a collaborative venture supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs of Trade and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

It brings together researchers, industry experts, government, and communities to address energy transition challenges across a range of disciplines.

Core partners are the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Münster University’s Centre of Applied Economic Research, and the Mercator Research Institute of Global Commons and Climate Change.

The Hub's research aligns with four themes and includes such focii as reform to energy markets; regulation and policy to support low-carbon energy investment; technical aspects of the transition to a renewables-intensive electricity supply; roadmaps to effective and sustainable deployment of negative emissions technologies; and creating new industry trade and export opportunities.

It aims to maximise economic and geopolitical opportunities for Australia and for Germany through research and academic-public sector-industry collaboration.

The Hub will bring together more than 60 Australian and German researchers with industry partners and government bodies.

A first 2-year focus project is the START project, in which both countries conduct a joint assessment of energy transition pathways by identifying the related technological options and bottlenecks as well as regulatory barriers, policy solutions and economic opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a partner of the Hub, please contact us. We welcome industry, government and civil society partners in exploring the energy transition and its opportunities, incorporating technical, economic, policy and social dimensions.


The global shift to a net-zero emissions economy presents genuine opportunities for Australia and Germany.

To find out more, please see our brochure in the link below.





CORE Partners