SAVE² Project Kicks Off Successfully

Die marokkanischen und deutschen Workshopteilnehmer, Christina Pfannkuchen (Baden-Württemberg international, 3.v.r.) und Hochschulrektor Winfried Lieber (4.v.r.) freuen sich auf die Zusammenarbeit. // Foto: Michael Canz

SAVE² stands for "Moroccan-German University Alliance for Sustainable Added Value Creation through Education and Intelligent Energy" and is part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. It is financed over a period of three years.. The aim of the workshop was to explore opportunities for cooperation between the partners in solar energy, innovative building technology, hydrogen technologies and long-term storage, smart grids, energy management, electromobility and education, and to initiate concrete next steps together in these areas.

A noteworthy feature is the planned social dimension of the cooperation, which involves implementing technology demonstrators at Moroccan aid organizations and supporting their facilities with PV battery systems incorporating innovative energy management, among other things. This approach can be traced back to the student GREENLIGHT initiative at Hochschule Offenburg, which primarily supports the rural population of Morocco, as for example through solar systems installed in cooperation with Moroccan partners.

In addition, as part of the SAVE² workshop, a memorandum of understanding concerning joint activities in teaching and research was co-signed by representatives of Hochschule Offenburg and IRESEN.




The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM supports the international exchange of students and vocationally qualified people. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 20,000 young people from Baden-Württemberg to gain experience abroad and allowed scholarship holders from other countries to visit Baden-Württemberg. Approximately 1,500 young people receive a Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM each year.

Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus

With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Württemberg and their international partners. The program, which is endowed with approximately 1.2 million euros annually, was announced for the first time in 2011. Since then, more than 70 BWS plus projects have been supported at universities in Baden-Württemberg.

Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

The foundation Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is committed to creating a vibrant Baden-Württemberg worth living in. It paves the way for cutting-edge research, diverse educational activities and responsible interactions with our fellow human beings. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is one of the major operational foundations in Germany. It is the only one that invests exclusively and non-partisanly in the future of Baden-Württemberg – and thus in the future of its citizens.