What drives us:


We are combating climate change and making a significant contribution to a climate-neutral, high standard of living, by creating a CO₂-neutral real estate industry.


With our platform, we are Europe's pioneer for a climate-neutral real estate industry.


With our pioneering solutions, we are already enabling the real estate industry to supply its buildings with climate-neutral energy - on demand, simply and profitably.

Our history

AMPEERS ENERGY was founded in 2019 as a Fraunhofer spin-off by Dr. Karsten Schmidt, Gerrit Ellerwald and Tobias Müller. From the very beginning, the goal was to pave the way towards a climate-neutral real-estate industry.

With more than 80 employees, we are shaping the energy supply of tomorrow and enabling property owners to tap into new sources of income by switching to clean heat and energy. Renowned investors support us on this path.

Dr. Karsten Schmidt

CEO & Founder

Dr. Karsten Schmidt studied Renewable Energy Management and holds a PhD in Economics. In the course of his professional career, he held various management positions, including at E.ON. Later, he was responsible for corporate business development for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In 2018, he also founded the Open District Hub e.V., a non-profit association dedicated to the success of the energy transition.

Gerrit Ellerwald

CFO & Founder

Gerrit Ellerwald holds a degree in Business Administration and an Entrepreneurship MBA. He held various management positions during his professional career - among others at BMW, but also in the energy industry, where he worked for E.ON. He was already a successful founder of the SaaS/E-commerce startup Grünspar, which was acquired by EWE AG.

Tobias Müller

COO & Founder

Tobias Müller holds a master's degree in Economics Engineering with a focus on energy and innovation. In addition, he gained experience in the field of decentralized energy management. In addition to his knowledge in the field of tenant electricity, including from his time at Polarstern, he contributes to AMPEERS ENERGY through his expertise in market analysis and structuring.

These investors trust us:

In addition to a large number of clients, we are trusted by well-known investors, including those in the real estate industry.


Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H. (BIG) is one of the largest companies in the field of building management and new construction in Austria. It is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria and manages large parts of the federal government infrastructure on its behalf. Among other things, BIG manages more than 400 school and over 200 university properties throughout Austria. The company’s subsidiary ARE Austrian Real Estate owns almost 560 office and residential properties.


S!STEMS supplies smart, intelligent and open systems from products of different manufacturers - one brand for building technology system solutions. S!STEMS minimizes the time spent by the trades, increases added value and reduces complexity with its individually planned and coordinated solutions. Fast. Sophisticated. Manufacturer-independent. From a single source.


The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research) is the largest organization for applied research in Europe, with around 30,000 employees.



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Climate protection?
I want to do it for a living!

Our goal is ambitious: We want to create a climate-neutral real estate future. This can only be achieved with ambitious employees who turn ideas into action. So there's a lot to do. Want to jump onboard on our mission?

Take a look at our job openings:

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  • Product Owner (f/m/d)
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