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Join the Sustainable Energy Days at Department of Engineering

THE EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE & BUSINESS. The extended Science Lunch program on Sustainable Energy, this time with a Guest Speaker from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Ted Zoller.

13.11.2019 | Serena Leka

Dato man 02 dec
Tid 11:45 14:00
Sted INCUBA Pier Venue, Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus
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Science Lunch is an informal scientific program where researchers from the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, openly share their ongoing research with the public and business world.

The program is open and free for everyone interested.

This particular event is third in the series focused on Sustainable Energy, as one of the core interdisciplinary technology programs in the Department of Engineering. And with this event, we aim to upgrade the Science Lunch program to include a larger community by inviting industrial partners related to our ongoing research projects and business community interested in future collaborations.

In collaboration with the US Embassy in Denmark, we have Invited Ted Zoller, Director, The Entrepreneurship Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read more about him here

Program 2nd December, Navitas

11:45 - 12:00
Open doors and free lunch

12:00 - 12:10   
Welcome by Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Head of the Department of Engineering (ENG)

12:10 - 12:30
Department of Engineering on Sustainable Energy and cross-disciplinary work:

  • Zili Zhang – Assistant Professor at Civil and Architecture Engineering, CAE (10 min)
  • Mahdi Abkar – Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering, ME (10 min)

12:30 – 12:50   
Go Green with Aarhus – Climate plan, City of Aarhus

  • Thomas Mikkelsen, Development Consultant and Project Manager (Udviklingskonsulent og projektleder for klimapartnerskaber) SEKRETARIATET FOR KLIMA OG GRØN OMSTILLING, Teknik og Miljø, Aarhus Kommune (City of Aarhus)

12:50 – 13:20   
Problems Worth Solving: Building Ventures from Science (Call for action among stakeholders)

  • Ted Zoller, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

13:20 – 13:30   
Closing remarks by Jesper Keis Hansen - Business Development Manager, TTO, AU

13:30 – 14:00   
Networking and Coffee/Tea

14:00 – 15:00
OPTIONAL: Panel Discussion among presenters and participants.


Topic: “‘How do we stimulate and support especially high-tech and scale intensive entrepreneurship and start-ups? Why is it important? What works / what doesn't and is there really something we haven't tried (or do we just copy mistakes and make-up successes from elsewhere?)’”

Sign up to meet other research fellows in the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University as well as industry partners from the region! 

Feel free to invite anyone with an interest in Sustainable Energy and/or Entrepreneurship. Open for everyone and Free Participation.

Lunch and Coffee on the house!


For questions related to Science Lunch, contact Dr Aliakbar Kamari, while for questions related to the industry collaborations, contact Serena Leka.

Courtesy of Business Committee in the Faculty of Science and Technology and the US Embassy in Denmark, through the Small Grants Program.

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