The „Institut für die Zukunft der Industriegesellschaft e.V.“(INZIN) means as much as the Institute for the Future of the Industrial Society.
It supports the structural transformation towards a sustainable industrialised society, was founded in May 2018 by the Director Professor Dr. Martin Faulstich and is located in Düsseldorf.

It integrates companies from different sectors in a non-profit association. Furthermore, it supports the scientific work in building a network of dissertation and habilitation candidates. Multiple scholars work on different topics related to the future of the industrial society. Some of them work within projects in cooperation e.g. with the Wuppertal Institute, TU Clausthal, University of Augsburg and Folkwang University of Arts. This encourages an interdisciplinary exchange among young researchers. The scholarships are funded by companies and foundations. The main fields of research are resources, development of infrastructures, electric mobility, thermal processes and recycling of metals. In the context of the growth of the global population and economy, the energy and resource demand inevitably increase as well. Decoupling growth and resource consumption is one of the most important step to maintain the current level of prosperity.

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The director Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich was chairman of the German Advisory Council on the Environment from 2008 to 2016. Since 2013, he is chair holder for Environmental and Energy Technology at the Technical University Clausthal. Also, he is active in numerous institutions such as the Resources Commission at the German Environment Agency and the board of the Daimler and Benz Foundation. Further, he is curator at the Ifo Institute – Center for Economic Studies and scientific advisor for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


A Portrait of Prof. Martin Faulstich – the Director of INZIN