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Our Vision...

...is to empower utilities and property managers to intelligently and efficiently manage their energy usage to achieve tomorrow’s energy revolution today.

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Team

AI-based energy management made in Berlin Friedrichshain


The concept for urban energy was conceived during a 2017 employee competition at adesso SE. Two years later, ue launched with our primary solution: DataHub. ue’s three founders are former consultants with broad experience in electromobility, virtual power plants, and smart cities.

Our skilled team of software developers and AI experts is passionate about realizing the energy transition through new technologies.
Paul Dittrich

Paul Dittrich

Founder & manager

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Paul Dittrich studied business administration with a focus on energy management. He previously worked for adesso SE as a consultant for large energy companies in the fields of e-mobility and grid planning. At urban energy he leads sales, HR, and marketing.

Paul Dittrich studied business administration with a focus on energy management. He previously worked for adesso SE as a consultant for large energy companies in the fields of e-mobility and grid planning. At urban energy he leads sales, HR, and marketing.

David Stolz

David Stolz

Founder & manager

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David Stolz is an electrical engineer (Dipl. Wirt.-Ing) with 10 years of experience in innovative projects including virtual power plants and combined generation with PV and wind energy. At urban energy, he is responsible for product development and project management.

David Stolz is an electrical engineer (Dipl. Wirt.-Ing) with 10 years of experience in innovative projects including virtual power plants and combined generation with PV and wind energy. At urban energy, he is responsible for product development and project management.

Stephan Thies

Stephan Thies

Founder

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Stephan Thies’ background is in business administration. He has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry and has led and built teams (>50 people) focused on digitalization of the energy industry. He uses his network to support urban energy in sales.

Stephan Thies’ background is in business administration. He has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry and has led and built teams (>50 people) focused on digitalization of the energy industry. He uses his network to support urban energy in sales.

Founding Partners

adesso SE (revenue: € 449M) is one of the leading IT service providers in the German-speaking world. adesso's strategy is trifold: deep industry knowledge from its more than 4,000 employees, extensive technology expertise, and proven methods for implementing software projects.

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PHOENIX CONTACT Innovation Ventures is the global venture capital arm of the PHOENIX CONTACT Group (revenue: € 2,480M, 17,600 employees) and is a global provider of automation and electrical connection technology. The company invests in startups with sustainable and innovative business models.

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com2m is an adesso SE subsidiary which specializes in Internet of Things (IoT). With its platform, com2m provides customers a highly individual and efficient IoT implementation process – from idea creation to operation.

Board Members

Andreas Prenneis

Member of adesso SE’s Board of Directors

Dr. Martin Peters

Managing Director at com2m GmbH

Marcus Böker

Managing Director at Innovation Ventures & Head of M&A at PHOENIX CONTACT Group

Michael Heinemann

CEO of PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH

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Innovation & Research

Research project 5Gain

Energy system control grows in complexity every day; not only is energy production increasingly decentralized due to growth in renewable energy but loads are increasingly controlled by consumers and systems through e-mobility. At the same time, electricity grid expansion must be minimized. Division of the grid into cells or districts is one solution to this challenge.

“5Gain” is a BMWI-funded research project which aims to study “the city of tomorrow”. The city will be divided into small decentralized districts where energy production and consumption are intelligently controlled via a DataHub connected to a 5G network. This data is provided in realtime to drive consumption and production insights and is available to all users to utilize.

The platform enables urban districts to set up and control their own energy management as well as to enable individual billing models (smart contracts) based on blockchain technology. Our project partners include the city and municipal utilities of Dortmund (DEW21), companies including adesso and innogy, and research institutions such as Frauenhofer Institut, RWTH Aachen, and TU Dortmund. urban energy’s role is the development of machine learning algorithms for energy optimization via DataHub.

Partner & Support

The right network is critical – our partners enable us to realize even larger implementations. We enable energy management through integration of existing energy systems and charging stations.

Our cooperation with universities enables our research and development work – we identify practical and economical solutions from scientific applications.

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Jobs

Interested in joining the team? Become a smart city enthusiast now!
Send your digital application to us: jobs@urbanenergy.de
  • Software Engineer (all genders)

    Your responsibilities

    • Work in an interdisciplinary software development team on data-driven architectures
    • Help build the urban energy DataHub
    • Analyze IoT, big data, AI and data analytics problems and develop practical solutions
    • Conduct workshops at the customer's site

    Our Benefits

    • adesso Group training program
    • Office in the heart of Berlin
    • Flexible working hours
    • Regular team events

    Your Skills

    • You have a degree in computer science, business informatics or comparable experience
    • You have good knowledge of developing Java, using DevOps and creating software architectures
    • You know your way around and are interested in new technologies; Microservices, IoT, cloud platforms, MongoDB, Docker
    • You can classify continuous delivery and stream processing
    • You have already heard of communication standards for e-mobility (OCPP or EEBus) or M2M / IoT protocols (e.g. XMPP, MQTT)
    • You have experience with agile software development, e.g. Scrum
    • You like to take responsibility, have a confident demeanor and a strong ability to work in a team
  • Sales Associate (all genders)

    Your responsibilities

    • Actively generate new business via customers including energy companies and real estate operators
    • Develop, support, and grow the sales pipeline
    • Drive the onboarding process; from acquisition to implementation. Plan customer presentations, offer preparation, and contract negotiation
    • Represent urban energy at events and trade fairs

    Our Benefits

    • adesso Group training program
    • Office in the heart of Berlin
    • Flexible working hours
    • Regular team events

    Your Skills

    • You have successfully completed your studies or a comparable qualification
    • You have had a successful career in sales of software projects for at least two years
    • You have industry and process knowledge in the energy and real estate industry (keyword: Smart City)
    • You are an excellent communicator and negotiator
    • You are a self-starter who is committed to success and has strong sales skills – acquisition and closing
    • You have strong presentation skills
    • You are willing to travel
  • Assistant Business Manager (all genders)

    Your responsibilities

    • Support the management in their daily work
    • Create sales documents and communicate with partners and customers
    • Manage customer relationships
    • Represent urban energy at events and trade fairs

    Our Benefits

    • adesso Group training program
    • Office in the heart of Berlin
    • Flexible working hours
    • Regular team events

    Your Skills

    • Degree in business communication, business administration or a comparable commercial degree
    • You are highly resilient, assertive, and committed
    • You have very good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)
    • You work independently and have a creative mind
    • You have a strong communication and team skills
    • You are interested in IT and energy management (Smart City and IoT)
  • Student Worker / Intern – Software Development (all genders)

    Your responsibilities

    • Work in an interdisciplinary software development team on data-driven architectures
    • Help expand our Smart City product from prototypes to MVP to marketability
    • Analyze IoT, big data, AI and data analytics problems and develop practical solutions

    Our Benefits

    • adesso Group training program
    • Office in the heart of Berlin
    • Flexible working hours
    • Regular team events

    Your Skills

    • You are doing well in a computer science or business informatics program
    • You know your way around and are interested in new technologies; Microservices, IoT, cloud platforms, MongoDB, Docker
    • Ideally, you have some initial experience in the implementation of web frontends
    • You have experience with agile software development, e.g. Scrum
    • You are interested in the energy industry and electromobility
    • You like to take responsibility, have a confident demeanor and a strong ability to work in a team
  • Student Worker / Intern – Business (all genders)

    Your responsibilities

    • Support the management in their daily work
    • Create sales documents and communicate with partners and customers
    • Support customer relationships
    • Represent urban energy at events and trade fairs

    Our Benefits

    • adesso Group training program
    • Office in the heart of Berlin
    • Flexible working hours
    • Regular team events

    Your Skills

    • You are doing well in a business communication, business administration or a comparable commercial program
    • You are highly resilient, assertive, and committed
    • You have very good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)
    • You work independently and have a creative mind
    • You have a strong communication and team skills
    • You are interested in IT and energy management (Smart City and IoT)