ESEIA Lecture Series

Topic: Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality

Timing: The first lectures will take place during the winter and summer semesters of the academic year 2022/2023.

Delivery mode: The lectures will be delivered in person at the Auditorium (Aula) of the Graz University of Technology and live streamed online on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:00 CET.

Aim: The EU is at the forefront of the global energy transformation, but while it has made great strides in reducing GHG emissions, it still has much work to do to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. To decarbonise our economy and improve its sustainability, we must understand how different societal actors can mutually influence and support each other in the transformation process. The new ESEIA lecture series aims to provide the opportunity for intensive open debate on climate and energy transformation, highlighting the viewpoints of the main actors in science, education and training, business, politics, the media, and civil society. Check out our flyer for more information.

Key topics addressed:

  • Smart energy systems for a sustainable future
  • Decarbonisation of Energy-Intensive Industries (EIIs)
  • New European Bauhaus: sustainable aesthetics in the built environment
  • Sustainable mobility for urban resilience
  • The social aspects of the energy transition

Upcoming lectures:

  • 27 April 2023 | New European Bauhaus: Novel ways of engaging with urban and natural heritage | Gintaras Stauskis, Professor at the Department of Urban Design at Vilnius Tech, Lithuania.

The leader of the ESEIA Focus Group on Smart Energy Efficient Buildings and Professor at Vilnius Tech Gintaras Stauskis will introduce the topic, followed by a debate with two respondents (to be confirmed). The Head of the Institute of Architecture and Media at TU Graz Urs Hirschberg chairs the lecture.

  • 25 May 2023 | Circular Bio-Based Systems: metabolon From Theory to Practice | Michael Bongards, Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at TH Cologne, Germany.
  • 22 June 2023 | Water-Energy-Food- Ecosystems in Sustainable Communities in the EU and Africa | Fabio Montagnino, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus.

More information will follow soon.

Who is it for: European SMEs, local and regional governments, researchers from HEIs and ROs, and post-graduate students.

Registration: Registration is required to attend these events.