Starting in Stockholm and continuing in Karlsruhe, nearly 50 participants take part in the two-week programme of the 4th Smart Energy Systems Summer School August 18-29, 2014. The first week is spent at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and the second at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the southwestern part of Germany.
The summer school links the expertise in the areas of ICT and Energy from education, research and business, involving many partners of the two KICs ( Knowledge and Innovation Communities of EIT).
"We are very happy that we achieved this cooperation and I look forward to the knowledge transfer and exchange between the lecturers and the participants", says Prof. Gilney Damm, Université Paris-Sud and Activitiy Lead of Smart Energy Systems Summer School.
The participants are mostly PhD students, industry representatives and Master students of the EIT ICT Labs Master School. The programme consists of two weeks of lectures, study visits, presentations and group work.
Highlights are study visits to the European Virtual Smart Grids Laboratory at KTH and to the Stockholm Royal Seaport, lectures on technical aspects such as communication and security, control of power systems as well as business aspects, i.e. innovation processes and patents. There will also be time to get to know each other in breaks and social events.
"This group of people is the future of Smart Energy Systems in Europe. We want this group of talented engineers to be a network of future leaders", says Heiko Lehmann, Action Line Lead for Smart Energy Systems.
“Due to the large number of PhD students and their different mindset, the lectures and joint working parts are much more valueable than classic master lectures; This school design increases the quality a lot.” said Andrii Berezovskyi from EIT ICT Labs Master School, Embedded Systems track. Laéna Nguyen Huynh from Internet Technology and Architecture track adds “the deep technical lectures are a very good basis for feasible product ideas elaborated in the business development project”. Sara Ghaem Sigarchian from KIC InnoEnergy’s PhD track likes the “really good and relevant topic” of the lectures, she said: “It was really inspiring and helped me to improve my research approach.”
During the second week the participants will also learn more about the EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge, which opens for applications in the areas of Smart Energy Systems, Urban Life and Mobility, Internet of Things and Cyber security and Privacy on September 1st.