The first lecture, delivered by the ESEIA Vice-President and Head of Energy Research at Tyndall National Institute Brian Norton on 6 October 2022, focused on PV systems, their applications, and the challenges and opportunities that come with them.
The ESEIA Lecture Series Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality aims to provide a platform for perspectives exchange between different societal actors on what must be done to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
The invited speakers for the lectures are experts in their fields, which makes this series organised in cooperation with the Graz University of Technology an excellent educational and networking platform for everyone interested in creating a climate-neutral future.
The second lecture, delivered by the ESEIA Vice-President and President of the Portuguese National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) Teresa Ponce de Leão on 17 November 2022, focused on how the European Commission’s REPowerEU plan will shape the energy system in Europe.
The third lecture, delivered by the Professor at the Department of Urban Design at VILNIUS TECH Gintaras Stauskis on 27 April 2023, focused on New European Bauhaus and its core values.
The fourth lecture, delivered by the Professor at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences Michael Bongards on 25 May 2023, focused on the circular economy, its challenges and opportunities.
The fifth event took place on 22 June 2023, featuring two lectures on the WEFE Nexus delivered by Thomas Schauppenlehner, Senior Scientist at the Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), and Richard Wheeler, EU Project Advisor at ESEIA.
The sixth event took place on 21 September 2023 during the 8th EPNOE International Polysaccharide Conference. Under the umbrella topic of circular bioeconomy, the ESEIA Round Table featured an expert panel discussion on how bio-based materials can pave the way towards a greener future.
The seventh lecture, delivered by Georg Brasseur, former President of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, on 21 September 2023, focused on de-fossilisation pathways for industry and mobility in Europe.
The eighth lecture, delivered by the Director of EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hub Central Judith O’Meara on 16 November 2023, focused on urban mobility and the pressing need for innovative solutions to make cities more sustainable.