"Lower Saxony is the energy state – with great energy-scientific innovation potential. The EFZN contributes significantly to promoting this potential and to making it utilisable for a future in our country that is worth living for."


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Björn Thümler, Minister for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (November 2017 - November 2022)

The topic of energy is a central aspect of the Lower Saxonian research landscape. In order to focus activities in this regard and to bundle competences the EFZN was established in 2007 by the state government.

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EFZN Bodies and Head Office

Supervisory Board

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The Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors coordinate matters of fundamental and strategic importance to the EFZN.

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Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors bears the responsibility for the tasks of the EFZN and develops concepts for a collaborative research strategy of the members.

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Scientific Advisory Board

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The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Directors on all essential scientific and organisational matters.

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Head Office

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The EFZN Head Office is a central contact partner for internal and external queries and is responsible for the joint marketing of the EFZN.

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