Innovative technical solutions are needed to propel the transition to renewable energy and to leverage sustainability. The pillar Shape summarizes these technological advances in FAU’s climate and energy research. The focus is on key technologies required for the transition to renewable energy, such as hydrogen and energy logistics, photovoltaics or biomass and fuel cells. Furthermore, FAU has a leading role in researching methods for distributing and using energy, for example in power engineering or production technology and systems engineering. Simulation and optimization techniques from mathematics and computer science are used to develop intelligent solutions for smart energy systems. Research is conducted in collaboration with renowned research institutions and companies, in order to ensure research findings can be put into practice.