On the 17 November 2020 the eseia General Assembly, welcomed two new members, Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Karelia UAS) and Tyndall National Institute.
Karelia UAS, located in Eastern Finland, is founded in 1992 and comprises about 3900 students and 300 staff. Karelia offers for example a program on Energy and Environment and Forestry on Bachelor’s level and on Master’s level, a program on Sustainable Energy Economy for its students. In terms of providing carbon neutral solutions, the focus of the university is amongst others renewable energy utilization and energy-efficiency. Part of Karelia’s work is to be actively involved in training events, intensive courses, and consultations. In eseia, Karelia’s specific expertise is in sustainable energy and bioeconomy, including distributed renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, low carbon / wood construction and forestry.
Tyndall National Institute, located in Ireland is thriven by the aim to offer a deep-tech innovation at scale. The institute is an active player both in academia and in private sector. There are approximately 130 graduate students at the Institute, while 600 researchers, engineers and support staff make up the rest of the constituency of the institute. Professor Brian Norton is the head of the International Energy Research Centre in Tyndall Institute whose team consists of sub-teams in Building Energy Performance, Integrated Building Services, Embedded Distributed Generation Systems, Software/Systems Integration and Policy Impact Assessment. In eseia, Tyndall provides its knowledge in the field of sustainable energy systems, energy materials and in energy policy amongst other areas.
Sanna Kasurinen (Administrator), Sanna.Kasurinen@karelia.fi
Lasse Okkonen (Contact person for projects), Lasse.Okkonen@karelia.fi
Professor Brian Norton (Head of Energy Research), Brian.Norton@Tyndall.ie
Giorgos Fagas PhD MBA (Head of EU Programmes), Georgios.Fagas@Tyndall.ie