Our task is to keep the future open

The FVV is globally networked to create science-based insights into forward technologies for climate neutrality and zero-impact emissions from sustainable energy conversion systems. We have a clear fact-based compass and we are always open to the best solution from a technical, economic and environmental point of view. In doing so, we organise open-topic research along the value chains, bringing together companies with the same interests regardless of size and economic power. We network bright minds and benefit from their knowledge and experience. We think ahead and open up paths to the world of tomorrow for young talents. This is how inner drive and passion give rise to science for a moving society.

We are the power behind all drives

In our innovation network, globally operating manufacturers of energy carriers, power systems, sustainable powertrains and prime movers such as vehicle / aircraft / industrial engines, fuel cells and turbo machines, as well as their suppliers and  development service providers, conduct together with universities  and other research institutions pre-competitive, collective  research on future technologies. The goal is to operate energy converters – engines, hybrid powertrains, turbines, compressors, turbochargers and fuel cells – with renewable energy sources in new, (partly) electrified, integrated and digitalised conversion systems in a more efficient, cleaner and sustainable way – to the benefit of society, climate, environment  and industry.


Science, future facts, sustainability and power distinguish the innovation + transfer network of the FVV. Sustainable, climate-effective technology solutions emerge from pre-competitive bottom-up research.

The FVV Modell

The V-model is a well-established engineering process model that the FVV has adopted for IGF project planning: Society's demands and the associated technological requirements for sustainable energy conversion systems are specified from the system level down to the component level and implemented in research projects.

Research priorities and expert groups

The FVV follows a ›hands on‹ approach in which members shape and conduct pre-competitive applied research collectively. In the expert groups, under the leadership of experienced members, the common research needs are identified and projects are designed accordingly.

How FVV makes your company stronger

International cooperation is the key to technical progress in a globalised economy. Small, medium and large companies - manufacturers of power plants and energy carriers, powertrain systems, vehicle/industrial engines, fuel cells, aircraft engines and turbo machines as well as their development service providers and suppliers of systems and components - form an international platform for pre-competitive fundamental research. SMEs in particular can profit from the network because they may save costs and gain fresh impulses for product development. Together we develop ideas for the future.


Industrial Collective Research (IGF) empowers companies to solve joint research and technology problems on a science-based approach. Its core element is the transfer of knowledge, which reaches its natural system boundary with the competitive implementation of the research results. From here on, companies use the knew knowledge to develop their own products, processes and services, which are clearly different from those of the competitors on the market.

To guarantee undistorted competition and legal certainty for members in their daily committee work, the FVV commits to a comprehensive compliance code of conduct. The Code of Conduct is to be observed by all member companies, research partners and FVV employees, especially when conducting meetings. It is intended to prevent German or European competition law from being violated by actions of the association and thus also serves to protect the association and its members.

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