The Center for Energy Technology (ZET) was founded together with the Thuringian Energy Research Institute (ThEFI) formerly Institute for Energy, Drive and Environmental Systems Technology (IEAU) in June 2009 at TU Ilmenau.
As a central technological facility with its own staff, it is one of the university's operating units. As a cross-faculty institution, the ZET has the task of organizing, implementing and managing scientific services and contract research. The Thuringian Energy Research Institute (ThEFI) is in charge of the scientific objectives.
In addition to the ThEFI, all departments of the TU Ilmenau can cooperate in the ZET; furthermore, services can be offered to third parties.
The ZET as a technological center
- is an internal service provider for departments and research groups at the TU Ilmenau,
- can manage research groups,
- receives scientific guidance from the ThEFI and the heads of the laboratory clusters,
- provides technical, spatial and personnel resources.