Upcoming Events

1-12 July 2019: Phoenix International Summer School at University of Zagreb, Croatia

Join the eseia ISS 2019 and transform creative ideas into smart and innovative solutions in the energy sector. The scope is to find a novel approach to energy system integration and utilisation of non-conventional biomass through topics such as:

  • The integration of products and processes based on non-conventional bio-resources into buildings and smart cities,
  • The identification of optimal bio-fuel integration into sustainable mobility systems,
  • Policy and economic instruments for mobilising non-conventional bio-resources.

Additional focus will be given to the implementation of the research knowledge, including the creation of a successful EU funding proposal, project management best practices, and the development of International Strategic Partnerships.

The ISS 2019 in Zagreb will combine lectures with workshops, group tasks and supervised group work with consultations, presentation of ideas with feedback given from the lecturers, final presentation, site visits, and networking events. Groups will be expected among other tasks to design a project plan for developing a sustainable system for a smart city taking into account expansion and/or refurbishment of existing DH plant, utilisation of non-conventional biomass in heating and/or transport sector, etc. They will also prepare a sound Horizon 2020 project proposal on smart energy systems or similar.

Ph.D., master student or young professionals from the field of energy, process, electrical, environmental engineering or related studies are welcome to register for the event.


A draft programme of the ISS 2019 in Zagreb and the registration link will be available soon.

Contact persons

Goran Krajačić, UNIZAG - Goran.Krajacic@fsb.hr

Anna Gabbert, eseia - anna.gabbert@eseia.eu

10 April 2019: eseia Business Meetings in Brussels

On 10 April 2018 eseia holds its Governing Council and General Assembly Meetings at the eseia office in Brussels. A proposal workshop will also take place the same day and eseia members are strongly encouraged to inform us of any relevant proposal than they will like to share and discuss with the members.

The agendas of the meetings and the registration form are available below.

Furthermore, the eseia Business Meetings are held back to back with the BioEnergyTrain project Final Conference which takes place on 9 April 2019 at the eseia office.

Cotact person:

Marina Lopez – eseia Communication Assistant, e-mail: marina.lopezortega@eseia.eu

More information:

eseia Business Meetings Overall draft agenda


09 April 2019: BET Final Conference in Brussels, Belgium

The Final BET Project Conference will take place on Tuesday, 09 April 2019 at the eseia Brussels Offices (BE).

The EU H2020 funding project set up two new Master programmes: the Biorefinery Engineering at the Graz University of Technology (AT) and the Bioresource Value-Chain Management at the University of Twente (NL). Nearly a total 100 students benefited from courses offered by these two programmes, as well as from Student Camps, Summer Schools and Pilot Plant Research events.

For the details the of the venue find the draft agenda below.

The BET project Final Conference will be held back to back with the eseia General Assembly Meeting, which is planned for Wednesday, 10 April 2019 in Brussels.

Contact person:

Anna Gabbert, BET Project Manager, e-mail: anna.gabbert@eseia.eu


BET Final Conference Agenda

BET website


25-28 February 2019: Student Camp on Biorefineries and Biobased Industrial Products at WoodKPLUS

From 25-28 February students will have the opportunity to participate to the 2019 Edition of the eseia Student Camp on “Biorefineries and Biobased Industrial Products” at the Competence Center for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry (Wood K Plus), in Linz, Austria.

Participants will gather insider´s knowledge on key bioresource processes at WoodKPLUS and its partners on:

  1. Product Concept & Development
  2. Supply Chain Creation
  3. Manifacturing & Logistics
  4.  Sales & Aftersales

Discover the Student Camp Format at WoodKPLUS

Registration: Fill out the registration form and send it to Prof. Dr. Birgit Kamm, Key Biorefinery Researcher at WoodKPLUS,  b.kamm@wood-kplus.at
Registration Deadline: 30 January 2018
Expenses: Free. 
Costs for the organisation of arrival and departure are responsibility of the participant. The Pöstlingberg dinner on day two (optional) is 30 euro + VAT per person. 
Requested Equipment:  Participants are invited to bring theirchemistry coats, required to carry out experiments on day three.

29 January 2019: CESEPS Final Conference in Vienna, Austria

The Final meeting of CESEPS project will take place 29 January 2019 at the Austrian Institute of Technology AIT in Vienna (AT).

The EU funding project Co-Evolution of Smart Energy Products and Services (CESEPS) looked into new smart energy devices and impulse its development. Coordinated by the University of Twente (NL) and the Graz University of Technology (AT), the project involved research teams from The Netherlands and Austria: TU Delft, Wageningen University, Utrecht University, and the international company DNV GL from the Deutsch part, and AIT and eseia from the Austria side.

The project analysed a network of smart grid projects in both countries and compared their most relevant characteristics. In this sense, analysing how users of current smart grid pilot setups in Austria and the Netherlands do actually employ them was one of the main tasks.

CESEPS was funded in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus by the Austrian Agency for Funding of Science (FFG) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Contact person:

Miguel Rey Mazón, eseia Project Manage, e-mail: miguel.reymazon@eseia.eu

For further info:

CESEPS website