University of Mannheim


The University of Mannheim in Germany is a research-oriented university. Its strength is in preparing students to take on leadership roles in business, academia, and society. Its international profile is characterized in particular by its achievements in the economic and social sciences. It is in these fields that the University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 20 European research universities. Staff members at six schools and departments teach and carry out research in Business Administration, Economics, the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Business Informatics and Mathematics. The first German Consumer Psychology Chair held by Prof. Michaela Wänke is part of the psychology department.

Main tasks and relation to the proposal

As University of Mannheim is involved with two chairs in RENergetic tasks are spread out over several work packages. UNIMA’s main responsibilities are:

  • Pilots governance leader ensuring that all demonstrations are efficiently performed
    Lead of WP2 (Social science for energy island communities) designing targeted energy communities
  • Lead of task 7.1 (KPI definition in WP7 – Evaluation, Exploitation, and Impact) which will involve creating transdisciplinary evaluation criteria
  • Contributions to WP3, specifically with regards to the architecture of the optimization solution and the enhancement of a community platform
  • Contributions to WP7, specifically with regards to the market analysis
  • Contributions to WP8, with regards to the definition of the methodology
  • Contributions to WP9 (Outreach) through participations in fairs, symposia and conferences.