German Energy Solutions Initiative

The promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Germany has resulted in the establishment of an industry, which offers some of the world’s leading technologies. This industry encompasses several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises specialized in the development, design and production of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency solutions, grids and storage. This is the basis for smart energy solutions.

The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, which is coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It offers targeted programs to meet your specific needs.

Networking & Business Opportunities

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest organizes delegation visits for business representatives between Germany and the Midwest region.

Business delegations to the Midwest include a one-day seminar showcasing the expertise and the latest technologies related to renewable energy and energy efficiency from Germany. In addition to that, we organize customized 1-on-1 meetings for our delegation participants in order to discuss synergies and potential partnerships with US companies.

If you are interested in learning more about German renewable energy or energy efficiency technologies and in exploring partnership opportunities with our German companies, please contact us.

Upcoming Programs

Wind Energy Business Conference & Delegation
June 17-20, 2019, Chicago, IL

Past Programs

Innovation Seminar: Energy Efficiency in Intelligent Transportation Systems
November 5-8, 2018, Midwest

Smart City and Sustainable Transportation Systems Trade Mission & Business Conference
June 4-8, 2018, Denver, CO

Energy Storage Trade Mission
February 14-16, 2018, Chicago, IL 

Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminars on Smart Buildings
October 23-26, Iowa, Michigan & Illinois

Wind Energy Business Conference & Delegation
June 19-23, 2017, Chicago, IL

Energy Efficiency in the Food and Beverage Industry Business Conference and Delegation
May 8-12, 2017, Chicago, IL

Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities – Business Delegation and Conference
September 20, 2016, Chicago, IL

Innovation Seminar: Energy Efficiency in Intelligent Transportation Systems
April 11-14, 2016, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois

Energy Efficiency Award Challenge & Showcase Event
April 7, 2016, Chicago, IL

Energy Efficiency in Industry Business Conference & Delegation
Februar 22-26, 2016, Metro Detroit, MI

German American Smart Grid Symposium & Delegation
September 14-18, 2015, Chicago, IL

Bioenergy Study Trip to Germany 2015
July 6-11, 2015

Innovation Seminar: Energy Efficiency in Transportation Systems
Oktober 27-30, 2014, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky

Energy-Efficient Transportation Systems Business Conference & Delegation
May 12 -16, 2014, Chicago, IL

Bio Energy Business Delegation & Conference
June 2-6, 2014, Madison, WI & San Francisco, CA


Corinna Jess
Director, Consulting Services & Trade Missions
Tel.: +1 (312) 665-0976
Email: jess(at)

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