Founded in 2013 out of the AWARE network, the "Electromobility Forum Ingolstadt - Brazil" took place alternately at the Brazilian partner universities UFPR (Curitiba) and UFSC (Florianpolis and Joinville) as well as at the THI. On the one hand, the forum was designed as an interdisciplinary exchange platform between the Brazilian and German partners in the field of electromobility and sustainable mobility. On the other hand, it was also intended to serve as a means of strengthening networking between the universities and other players from business, politics and science who are generally concerned with future mobility concepts.
The Electromobility Forum was financed and locally supported by the German Centre for Research and Innovation São Paulo (DWIH) as part of the initiative "Germany Year in Brazil". Until 2018, the electromobility forum took place six times in total and set a new focus each year.