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Developments in Energy Education: Reducing Boundaries


Copenhagen: 9 May 2012 - 10 May 2012

Organiser: IEA Experts' Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation

Background

To achieve the shared vision of a sustainable energy society there is need for substantial improvement and growth in the talent pool to accelerate energy technology research and innovation. Many new energy technologies are physically and technically complex, not only in their manufacture but also their design, installation, system integration, operation and maintenance.

As a means to accelerate innovation, cross-disciplinary whole system or cross-discipline approaches are on the rise. Cross-border university collaboration is also on the rise, with universities from one country founding excellence centres in another to capitalise on the expertise of the host country and to broaden the student base and international perspectives. On another axis of cross-boundary approach, research conducted in cooperation between a private company, an industrial doctoral student and a university aims at creating new knowledge relevant to the business while also educating the next generation of researchers.

As a result, intellectual and institutional boundaries are also becoming less distinct. The effect of these changes on the structure and role of knowledge institutions carrying R&D on energy technologies is the focus of this workshop.

Agenda
Background information

Proceedings:

Welcome
Dr. Martin P. Bendsøe, Senior Vice President and Dean, Technical University (Denmark)

IEA Experts’ Group on R&D Priority-Setting and Evaluation
Rob Kool, EGRD Chair, NL Agency (Netherlands)

Introduction and Meeting Objectives
Birte Holst Jørgensen, Vice Chair EGRD, Dep. Dir., Management Engineering, DTU (Denmark)

Opening Remarks
Lars Georg Jensen, International Chief Advisor, Danish Energy Agency

A. NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS
Moderator: Rob Kool, EGRD Chair (Netherlands)

Preparing a Modern Energy Workforce: Federal and Private Sector Initiatives in the United States
Craig Zamuda, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Energy (United States)
Ann Shikany, Programme Analyst, Department of Energy (United States)

European Strategic Energy Technology Plan – Energy Education and Training Roadmap
Miroslava Naneva, Energy Policy Officer, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

B. THE EDUCATION VALUE CHAIN Moderator: Herbert Greisberger, EGRD Vice Chair (United States)

Whole Energy Systems Graduate School
Magnus Karlsson Director of Studies, and Mats Söderstrom, Linköping University

Teaching New Energy Technologies and Systems
Prof. Hester Bijl, Head of the Energy Initiative, Head of Department, Delft Technical University

Talent Factory for Wind Power
Anders Dalegaard, Danish Wind Power Assoc.

Sustainable Energy, Sino-Danish Center on Research and Education
Birte Holst Jørgensen, Principal Coordinator, DTU

Achieving Understanding of Complex, Interdisciplinary Energy Systems
John Loughhead, Executive Director, United Kingdom Energy Research Centre

C. CAPACITY BUILDING – A GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
Moderator: Carrie Pottinger, EGRD Secretary (IEA)

United Nations Environment Programme Capacity Building
John Christensen, Head of Risø UNEP Center

Forming Tomorrow’s Leading Experts on Carbon Capture and Storage
John Gale, General Manager, and Tim Dixon, Greenhouse Gas IA

International Energy Agency Training and Capacity Building
Assen Gasharov, Programme Manager, Training and Capacity Building Programme, IEA

IEA Module on Modelling
Uwe Remme, Senior Analyst, Energy Technology Perspectives Division, IEA

Visit to DTU PowerLab
Prof. Jacob Østergaard D. CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE ROLE OF ENERGY EDUCATION
Moderator: Sea Rotmann, EGRD Delegate (New Zealand)

Educating the Public to Save Electricity in Times of Crisis
Sara Pasquier, Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency, IEA

The District of Tomorrow
Ludo Kockelkorn, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

Shared Learning: from Theory to Practice
Sea Rotmann, CEO, Sustainable Energy Advice

Discussion and Key Messages
Moderator

E. NEXT STEPS
Moderator: Birte Holst-Jørgensen, EGRD Vice Chair (Denmark)