The European Institute for Energy Research was founded by EDF and the KIT in 2002 with the legal structure European Economic Interest Grouping aiming at enhancing collaboration through joint projects applied to industrial issues.Today, EIFER is recognised as an independent French-German research institute committed to its members and partners. With its applied research orientation EIFER is bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for the sustainable growth of cities, local communities and industries.