Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

Logo partnership for the goals
LEVEL
Bachelor
Master
TYPE
Seminar
MODES
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LANGUAGE
english
ECTS
-
PERIOD
01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Description

Solar Decathlon (SD) is a universities competition created by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2002, and nowadays extended to the whole world along different editions held in Europe, China, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Its main objective is to educate the next generation of architects and engineers, making them and the public aware of the efficient use of energy, and promoting the development of integrated solar energy in houses.

The competition consists of designing, building and operating a prototype of energy self-sufficient housing, powered by the sun, and equipped with all of the technologies that allow maximum energy efficiency. The prototypes have to be assembled in a “Solar Village” for exhibition and they have to participate in 10 different contests that make up the Competition (a decathlon).

ITÜ Solar Team will be competing in SD Europe 2022. UPM has applied to enter the competition in SD Europe 2023. Both universities are members of EELISA Alliance and both have previous experiences in Solar Decathlon.
The activity plan to connect both students teams to exchange concerns, inquisitiveness, experiences and ideas. They will work together online on biweekly or monthly videoconference sessions. The meetings will constitute a debate and round table forum covering from the house design to the logistic and competition strategy.

Assessment: Meetings attendance. Self-assessment and pairs-assessment by colleagues. Report from Team managers and Faculty advisor in every institution’s team.

Deliverables:

Proposal of activity plan and agreement with host team.
Active patrol supporting the Solar Decathlon team during assembly works and competition.
Report including recommendation for the next patrols and conclusions.

SDG info

Relevant SDGs

SDG4 - Quality Education
SDG7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Time format

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Application deadline

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ECTS

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Credentials

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EELISACommunity

Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Communities

MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

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Organizer

Activity provider / partner

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

Contact or registration links