GEORG has supported 26 research projects that were coordinated by the cluster members. The projects have ranged from the geothermal reservoir upstream, midstream technology, including borehole construction and equipment, downstream waste streams, environmental impacts, and geothermal management and data. Many of these research projects were created as a collaboration of members of the cluster and, in some cases, additional partners were recruited. Collaboration shows the strong connections established through the projects between universities, research institutes and industry, both energy companies and consulting companies. These projects then formed a basis for two large projects that combined the results from these projects, namely Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems (DRG) and Waste 2 Value (W2V).
The GEORG partnership pulls over resources and efforts to break through existing scientific and functional barriers to innovation in the geothermal field. GEORG aims to significantly increase the number of qualified experts in the research, engineering, design and technical exploitation of the resource. It is done by emphasizing strong support for young scientists, thus reducing the emerging generation gap in this area. GEORG conducts research activities and projects, linking them in a managed manner with international or national groups capable of exploiting results through innovation and business development to maximize possible return on investment from the research conducted in joint programmes of the partners.