Goals of TRENT

  • Developing sustainable and green solutions for challenges in the environment and energy sector.
  • Providing solutions for stakeholders from the public sector and private enterprises to deal with challenges in environment and energy.
  • Increasing the number of experts in the field of environment and energy.
  • Deepening existing and establishing new cooperation between institutions of higher education and research, as well as private enterprises from China and Germany.
  • Enhancing and deepening the understanding in environmental and energy science and technologies.
  • Raising awareness for topics related to environment and energy.


Six Work packages

To set up the competence center, a total of six work packages (WP) are planned, which are to be processed and implemented over a period of two and a half years. The six work packages are aligned with the planned tasks and offers of the competence center.
  • WP 1: Establishment of a platform "Environmental Technology - Science" for and with universities and research institutions from Baden-Württemberg
  • WP2: Establishment of a platform "Environmental Technology - Economy" as a market access and Innovation platform for companies from Baden-Württemberg and Jiangsu
  • WP 3: Establishment of a project office for the competence center in Jiangsu (Suzhou and / or Nanjing) under the organizational umbrella of the KIT China Branch / GAMI
  • WP 4: : Initiation of the first pilot projects for technology transfer together with Business and science partners from Baden-Württemberg and Jiangsu
  • WP 5: Establishment of the round table concept "environmental technology" with representatives from business, science and politics from Baden-Württemberg and Jiangsu and implementation of topic-specific workshops
  • WP 6: Conception and preparation of the research area of ​​the competence center as a non-profit institution together with the Nanjing University of Science and Technology NJUST


Offers by the competence center

  • Network
Round Table for scientists, national authorities and industry
Interactive platform for Science-Industry-Contacts
Industry Workshops and Events for information, exchange and knowledge transfer
  • Education
University and PhD students exchange
University lectures
Professional training courses
Young talents programs
Summer Schools
  • Research
Joint German-Chinese R&D projects
Joint science-industry R&D projects
  • Innovation
Technology transfer support for R&D projects
Incubator and accelerator programs
  • Services
Consulting services and industrial trainings