Energy Now is a yearly organised congress aimed at students and professionals from different technical disciplines. The congress outlines recent developments regarding the energy transition through several elements. Inspirational talks will highlight promising and interesting topics and challenges these bring forward. During interactive workshops given by a variety of companies, students and professionals collaborate to find solutions to energy-related cases on a more in-depth level. The multi-disciplinary exhibition floor enables participants to share and discuss their perspectives. Through a panel discussion these different perspectives are connected and the future of the energy transition is discussed.
The energy transition is a topic with high societal relevance, some important changes need to be made in order to maintain life as we know it today. Initiating these changes is challenging and not only awareness and willingness are needed, but also new creative ideas and smart technical innovations. The goal of Energy Now is to inform, inspire, and connect students with the different stakeholders in the field of energy: from researchers to professionals, from business to science. By highlighting recent challenges and technical innovations in the sector, students can discover the various ways they can contribute to the transition towards sustainable energy.
The Energy Now committee consists of six students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The committee is part of and initiated by the student platform Team Energy, which consists of students from a broad range of technical expertise areas. Team Energy actively promotes and stimulates students to acquire knowledge and participate in the energy field. The members are united by sharing the same vision: a world powered solely by sustainable energy.
“The big challenges mankind is facing are formulated by the United Nations in the Sutainable Development Goals. Clean energy catalyses, inspires, connects and drives all of the seventeen goals. Innovation in the energy transition and the implementation of these innovations is paramount. It is important that especially young people adopt this challenge and set the proverbial bar high.”
“The use of sustainable and renewable energy is one of the major transitions we face globally. EnergyNow brings together bright students, developers and more seasoned entrepreneurs, providing an additional node to a community set to accelerate the energy transition.”
“We definitely need all creativity in society in the energy transition,. Hereby, being able to think ‘out-of-the-box’ is very crucial. That’s exactly what makes this congress such an important event. Be there and think along!”