The Bridging Europe and Turkey on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Technology Projects: Istanbul Aydin University – Industry Cooperation’ event was held at Aydin University, Istanbul on 26 April, 2011 within the Energy Week
The preventions such as planning of the settlements so as to minimize the energy consumption, development of the technologies of the products to use with less energy in longer time, play a major role to provide the energy efficiency which is the most important problem of today.
In this respect, Energy Week, which the various activities about Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy took part in, was organized by Istanbul Aydın University in cooperation with Energy Policies and Markets Reserach Center (EPPAM) on 25-29 April, 2011. Within the Energy Week, ‘The Bridging Europe and Turkey on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Technology Projects: Istanbul Aydin University – Industry Cooperation’ event was organized on 26 April, 2011. This event was supported by TUBITAK (The scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and brought together the industrialists and academicians.
TAGES was in the organisation committee of the event and Leyla Arsan, the CEO of TAGES, made a presentation about EU Project Experiences in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficieny areas and informed the participants about the European platforms, especially on the FP7 Programme. The following subjects are also presented in the event: ‘Istanbul Aydın University’ by Prof. Dr. Osman Nuri Ucan, University-Industry Partnership Coordinator of Istanbul Aydin University; ‘Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Research developments’ by Prof. Dr. Hasan Saygın, Vice-rector of Istanbul Aydin University; ‘Energy efficiency and renewable energy: EU FP7 Programme’ by Ilknur Yilmaz from TUBITAK, ‘EU’s Renewable Energy Policies – Do They Matter to Turkey?’ by Dr. Sam Wong from School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool; ‘ General Information about the face-to-face meetings’ by Sinem Ucal Cepni, Event Coordinator from Istanbul Aydin University.
During the event, about 20 project ideas on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics were presented by industry and academy representatives and the presented ideas were discussed between the participants through face-to-face meetings with FP7 Energy National Contact Point Representative and with other participants The academicians also evaluated the project ideas and gave suggestions to improve the projects.
At the at of the event, the participants receive a plaque from İstanbul Aydın University. Therefore, this event became a good opportunity for the entrepreneurs who have a project idea but not having enough capabilities and facilities for research and development and financial issues and also for academicians to share their project ideas and have an opinion on how they could proceed to develop EU projects.