Energy Progress Symposium: It was a success

On the 18th of November, the Energy Transition Community at EnTranCe organized this semesters midterm Energy Progress Symposium at the Van DoorenVeste (Hanze University of Applied Science) to display the current developments of 25 different student projects to external stakeholders.

In advance to this symposium, the students active within the Energy Transition Community received the assignment to design an informative and creative poster, which visually explains the process and current stage of their individual or group projects. A total of 25 different posters, created by 50 students, were handed in and could be examined and discussed during the four hour long symposium by external stakeholders, lectures and fellow students.

A jury of three, consisting respectively of one representative of the Hanze University of Applied Science as well as the Energy Academy Europe and the island of Ameland, had the difficult task to choose four winning posters based on predetermined criteria such as content, visalization and attractiveness. In addition to the jury prizes, an audience prize was rewarded to a fifth poster.

The winning prize were tickets to the Energy Convention organized by the Energy Academy Europe, taking place on the 24th of November.
The winner of this prize are the following projects:

  • Sustainability in the hospitality sector of Ameland by Tanya van der Plas
  • Lamppost as a Charging Station by Rogér Schoenmaker, David Petter, Lex Postema, Jordi Zonderman, Eloy Lankheet & Frank Bobring
  • Drones: Legal aspects flying a drone for pipeline inspections by Mijke Pier
  • 050 Bike Share: Identification of potential users by Boryana Manolova
  • I-TranCe Energy Monitoring App  by Sjoerd Sprangers, Michel Jansma, Christian Kersten, Jeri Tjalsma, Christian Humbert, Arjan Dijkman & Yordi Bosman

Next to the display of student projects, the Energy Progress Symposium offered two highly interesting and informative presentations – with the focus on the impact of energy transition – to students and guests.

Patrick and Milan van der Meulen, founders of the consultancy and provider of solar energy for the residential and business market, shared their ideas about “Solving the Climate Crisis”, inspired by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, with students and guests. In addition, Prof.Dr.Ton Schoot Uiterkamp, honorary professor of Environmental Sciences at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, encouraged his listeners to look at the bigger picture with a critical reflection on energy transition.

The Energy Progress Symposium can be regarted as a huge success with new insights in the topic of energy transition, new ideas and input regarding the projects and new connections with external stakeholders. In the follwing few weeks the students will continue to work on their projects and ultimately finalise them by January 2016 for the Final Symposium.

For more information about the Energy Transition Community Click here.
For photographic expressions of the Energy Progress Symposium see below:

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