ESEIA Lecture Series: Autumn Winter 2023

ESEIA Lecture Series: Autumn/Winter 2023

We are pleased to announce that the ESEIA Lecture Series titled Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality will continue in the autumn/winter of 2023, with three exciting events dedicated to the discussion of circular economy, defossilisation and smart mobility.

Since the launch of the ESEIA Lecture Series in October 2022, we have had the pleasure of welcoming 15 speakers and 200+ participants from across the world to explore a wide range of topics, from photovoltaic systems and their applications to the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus and its role in sustainable development.

Hosted by the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), this hybrid lecture series has become a pivotal platform for fostering knowledge sharing and open dialogue on ways to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

We look forward to exploring more pressing issues, innovative technologies, and holistic strategies that hold the potential to achieve transformational change and invite you to join us for the upcoming lectures!

  • 6th lecture: Time: Thursday, 21 September 2023, 17:10-18:40 CEST. Venue: Petersgasse 16 (tbc), TU Graz

ESEIA Round Table
Title: On the way to climate-neutrality using Bio-based Materials
Moderator: Martin Greimel, Head of Centre for Bioeconomy at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), AT
Industry: Jo-Ann Innerlohinger, Head of Funding, Monitoring & PMO at Lenzing AG, AT
EU: Virginia Puzzolo, Head of Programme at Circular Bio-Based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), BE (online)
Science: Stefan Spirk, Associate Professor at the Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology at TU Graz, AT
EPNOE: Carmen Freire, Vice-President of EPNOE, PT

Find out more and register here.

  • 7th lecture: Time: Thursday, 21 September 2023, 19:00-21:00 CEST. Venue: Inffeldgasse 18, HS i1, TU Graz

Topic: De‐Fossilization of Industry and Mobility: How can it work?
Guest lecture by Georg Brasseur, former President of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Response 1: Walter Berger, Managing Director, voestalpine Research Services Donawitz
Response 2: Juergen Rechberger, Vice President, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell, AVL
Chair: Gerhard Murer, Forum Technology and Society, Anton Paar GmbH
Host: Helmut Eichlseder, Professor at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems at TU Graz

Find out more and register here.

  • 8th lecture: Time: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 19:00-21:00 CET. Venue: Aula, TU Graz

Topic: Smart Integration of Sustainable Mobility Solutions for Urban Areas
Guest lecture by Judith O’Meara, Director of Munich Urban Colab, EIT Urban Mobility KIC
Response 1: Mark Perz, Head of Mobility & Leisure at Holding Graz
Response 2: Peter Gspaltl, Managing Director of Verkehrsverbund Steiermark GmbH
Chair: Martin Hofstetter, Researcher at the Institute of Automotive Engineering at TU Graz
Host: Martin Fellendorf, Professor at the Institute of Highway Engineering and Transport Planning at TU Graz

Find out more and register here.

We look forward to your participation!