The ETP offers students, academics and professionals a wide range of opportunities to develop their professional and research skills within the field of Smart Energy Systems and Energy Transition.
ESEIA International Summer Schools
Through its university members, ESEIA offers two-week intensive training courses for excellent post-graduate students. The aim of the ESEIA International Summer Schools is to present a comprehensive overview of green tech, economic and social developments in the thematic area of sustainable energy innovation.
The ESEIA ISS provide project-oriented interdisciplinary mini-workshops and lectures designed to the needs of the participants, one-to-one expert exposure and the opportunity to test new tools and methods and their adaptation in practice on local sites visits.
ESEIA International On-Site Student Camps
ESEIA companies offer four-day total immersion On-Site Student Camps for postgraduate students to train their conceptual skills for designing energy solutions by exposing them to the case of a real site.
This innovative new training model allows for students and equally practitioners to be involved in an interdisciplinary design exercise which will tab on the business and technical knowhow of the site and the creative potential of the postgraduate students and their university teachers. These wicked teams will come up with new sustainable solution pathways, evaluate their potential impact and best of all will get a real chance for implementation.
ESEIA Pilot Plant Industrial Research Labs
This innovative educational format strength the interaction between students and industry partners. Participants work in groups in pilot industrial labs that provide them with hands-on experience and prepare them for their future work in a real professional environment.
ESEIA Inter-Regional Training Workshops for Decision-Makers
Three-day Training Workshop for key staff from regional authorities hosted by ESEIA research organizations in cooperation with industry. Regional decision-makers, i.e. from metropolitan regions, will compare their strategic sustainable development options and come up with new pathways on the basis of an overview of recent trends and forecasted technological and business developments.
These courses will use a special foresight methodology that will involve decision-makers actively and provide a tool for them to develop solutions to meet their own strategic developmental goals. Special emphasis will be placed on participation models that will allow for reduction of complexity in joint planning and implementation with societal players.
The biannual ESEIA Conference series focuses on Smart Energy Systems in Cities and Regions and their Communities. The first ESEIA Conference took place in 2014 in the Netherlands, hosted by the University of Twente; the second in 2016 in Austria, hosted by TU Graz; the third in 2018 in Ireland, hosted by TU Dublin; the fourth in 2020 online, hosted by Transilvania University of Brasov; and the fifth in 2022 in Cyprus and online, hosted by The Cyprus Institute. The last two editions took place online and in a hybrid way due to the Covid-19 situation.
In 2024 the ESEIA Conference will be held in Finland, hosted by Savonia UAS.
ESEIA EU Brokerage event
ESEIA is organising a series of networking and capacity building sessions in Brussels to support our stakeholders. The event will target a wide range of companies, universities and researchers from Europe and beyond and will foster the creation of consortia for the Horizon 2020 calls on the 3 Focus areas Bioresources, Smart Cities and Regions, and Education and Training Programmes.
Participants will have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations in order to exchange ideas with the aim of paving the way for future co-operations and European projects including call topics.
ESEIA Innovation Training Workshop
In total, four events were organised, one in each target country: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova.
The events aim at research institutions in EE/RES offering expertise and technologies from the EaP and EU countries, startups and entrepreneurs in EE/RES with project and business ideas, and manufacturers and other companies looking for innovative solutions and new cooperation partners. Each event is planned to be organised alongside another local innovation event such as an annual innovation fair to ensure high participation of stakeholders.