ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V. was founded in 2003 on the initiative of leading power electronics industries as an industry-driven Research Network to promote education, innovation, science, research and technology transfer in the area of Power Electronics in Europe. In the meantime the network comprises 79 member companies. Furthermore, more than 90 European universities and research institutes are integrated in the network as so called Competence Centres.
The main objective of ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V. is pre-competitive research, education and advanced training as well as public relations for power electronics in Europe. For an efficient realisation two legal bodies have been established, the registered association ECPE e.V. and the limited company ECPE GmbH.