About us


The project "NetMADE" was the initiation of a Hungarian-German Cluster Cooperation in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency. Given the level of development of these sectors in Hungary, bioenergy was here the main focus. Other interesting areas of cooperation like PV, Solar Thermal Power, District Heating and E-Mobility for instance were also identified.


The main result for deENet and the Hungarian and German partners was to achieve the following objectives

  • the bundling of existing contacts of individual network members to Hungarian partners,
  • achieving a sustainable transfer and cooperation activity of the network with Hungarian partners,
  • joint R & D projects with Hungarian partners, if possible in the context of European funding,
  • the strengthening of the Hungarian market for renewable energies in the field of bioenergy and beyond

Completed Activities

In two thematic workshops in Hungary and one in Germany the issue-specific companies and institutions started a results-oriented exchange of experiences that were deepened during the course of the project. The participation in Hungary's largest environmental trade fair RENEXPO Central Europe in May 2011 in Hungary's capital Budapest complemented this strategy. At this fair Seeger Engineering and deENet had the opportunity to present the project concept and the quality of the project consortium to the general public - even beyond Hungary's borders.

A very special event was the visit of a high ranking delegation from the city of Eger and the Károly Esterházy College in Eger with deENet in Kassel in May 31st – June 1st 2011.

During the course of the project several cooperation agreements were signed. The cities Salgotarjan and Eger are highly interested in strengthening RES in their areas. Both cities have issued a first Energy Strategy. In addition to this Eger has released a first Climate Change Strategy which was adopted by the City council on October 30th in 2011. In the frame of this strategy Eger has established a project management office to facilitate ongoing measures and to generate new projects using different funding opportunities.

The activities between the Károly Esterházy College and the University of Kassel together with the OWWZ resulted in an intensified exchange in the field of urban and regional development and climate change as well as initiated a new project: Regio-Eger: Regional Development in the Context of Climate Change and Renewable Energy Use in Eger, Hungary - Higher Education and Research Input.

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