Who we are


dynamis is taking a transdisciplinary approach in addressing the societal dimension of the energy transition. In doing so, we aim to put people’s preferences and requirements front and centre. In order to find out more about these, we are developing and running labs in which new ideas, models and solutions for a decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised energy landscape can be tested:




  • We keep our finger on the pulse and identify questions that need to be tested in labs.
  • We take care of organisation, financing and enlisting the support of scientists while finding suitable partners for a lab.
  • We apply the results from the labs to the wider societal context.


By doing so, dynamis is making an important contribution to a socially sustainable energy transition.
In parallel to work on-site, the barometer for the energy transition’s social sustainability is an important basis for our work. This is how we determined the attitudes, concepts of justice and experiences of different sections of the population, and identified associated challenges, risks and prospects in 2017 and 2018. The results form a strong scientific basis for our projects and the accompanying discourse.


dynamis was founded by the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the 100 prozent erneuerbar stiftung in 2017.