More than 40 bright minds in the interdisciplinary team
Motivation, curiosity and enthusiasm – the sources from which our team draws its energy are climate-neutral, emission-free and renewable every day. Hamburg Institut thrives on the spirit that working here is more than just a job. We want to make a visible difference with our special skills and personalities. The feedback from our clients confirms that we are on the right track. With the diverse and in some cases highly specialised competences in our ranks, we have long since ceased to be an insider tip in certain specialist areas – including heat storage, large-scale heat pumps and certificates of origin – and are now a preferred contact throughout the industry.
Hamburg Institut consists of two companies: Non-profit HIR Hamburg Institut Research gGmbH concentrates on research projects, while HIC Hamburg Institut Consulting GmbH focuses on the consulting business. Another important part of the company is the employee company Trimaran UG & Co. KG, through which numerous employees hold shares in the Hamburg Institut – currently around 25 per cent.
Get to know the people and expertise in the Hamburg Institut team!
"It's not a question of whether we can afford renewables today - the question is how long we can afford fossil fuels."
"It is important to me that my work brings our social activities more into harmony with nature."
"Don't spend time looking for an obstacle, there may not be one." (Franz Kafka)
"When the wind of change blows, some build walls and others windmills." Chinese proverb
"Whoever does not want to change anything will also lose what he/she wants to preserve." (Gustav Heinemann)
"We cannot change the wind, but we can set the sails differently." (Aristoteles)
"There is no greater feeling than to use your work to drive the energy transition and thereby shape the future of the planet."
"Some are waiting for something to change, others are tackeling it and acting. We are the others."
"Together we are facing one of the biggest and most important challenges of our time: a successful energy transition."
"Let's be part of the transformation we need for a liveable future together now".
"What we do today determines what the world will look like tomorrow." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
"If everything is to stay as it is, everything has to change." (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa)
"They always say that time changes everything, but actually you have to change it yourself." (Andy Warhol)
„Everybody continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.” (Isaac Newton)
"If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail". (Mark Twain)
"The purest form of madness is to leave everything as it is and hope that something will change." (Albert Einstein)
"In Hamburg, the wind usually comes from the front. It clears our heads for good ideas and visions."
"Where would we end up if everyone said where will we end up and nobody went to see where we would end up if we just went?" (Kurt Marti)
"Do not lament what cannot be changed, but change what is to be lamented." (William Shakespeare)
"How wonderful it is that no one has to wait a moment before they start to make the world a better place." (Anne Frank)
"I can apply my interest in renewable energies to exciting projects here."
"One should not want to foresee the future, but make it possible." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
"It's always great to see how our ideas and concepts turn into real projects."
"Most of all, we like to do exactly what many people think can't be done."
"We are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we don't do." (Molière)
Every day we get a little closer to the sustainable heat transition.
"Focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on creating the new." (Socrates)
"Every day we can decide anew what influence we want to have on this world" (Jane Goodall)
"Finally, the heat transition is getting moving. And we are contributing a small part to it every day."
"A smile costs less than electricity, but gives just as much light." (Abbé Pierre)