EIFER is a European Economic Interest Grouping between 2 members: EDF and KIT. EIFER is registered at the Chamber of Commerce of Mannheim. The governance of EIFER is structured around the General Assembly of Members, with 2 persons representing respectively the Members, and the Board, with 2 persons for each Member. EIFER has a Management Team, constituted by a director appointed by the Board, a deputy director, 5 research group leaders and 1 group leader for the General Affairs.
The EEIG EIFER has the mission:
- to develop know-how and innovative solutions and products for the management of energy and for related economical and environmental questions,
- to improve the contacts between academic research and development and the industry to address short term and long term industrial aimed questions and to make easier the knowledge transfer between academic research and development and industry,
- to develop the connection to the research and development networks of universities, cities and industry, to do research, development and study work for third parties, worldwide, particularly in Europe and more particularly in Germany and in the Land Baden-Württemberg,
- to reinforce the position of the members in European and other public programmes