Based in Cambridge, MA, the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is an applied research and development laboratory dedicated to the commercialization of clean energy technologies. CSE engages in collaborative research and development with private companies, government entities, and academic institutions, performing research that broadly benefits firms, industries, and society.
Our partnerships take a wide variety of forms, including confidential co-development programs, third-party technology validation, technology commercialization assistance for early-stage cleantech companies, and targeted research initiatives to promote the profitability and technical leadership of US industry. (See case studies for examples of each.)
Founded in 2008 and supported by the Massachusetts state government, the CSE is part of an international research network spearheaded by Germany's Fraunhofer Society, Europe's largest contract R&D organization. In Germany, the Fraunhofer CSE is closely partnered with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart.