Student Camp: Regional Challenges of Bio-Based Economy


Allgemeine Informationen

Datum: 26th February 2018 4:30 pm – 2nd March 2018 5:30 pm

Ort: Stempfergasse 7, 8010 Graz, Austria

Veranstalter: Energie Agentur Steiermark – Energy Agency of Styria



Über die Veranstaltung

The second BioEnergyTrain Student Camp will be hosted by Energy Agency Styria and will take place 26 Febuary – 2 March 2018 in Graz, Austria.

Join our interdisciplinary student camp and work alongside our experts to develop solutions for real-life challenges of regional bio-based economy such as utilization paths for manure or optimization processes for biogas plants and bio-refineries. You will expand your network, meet national and international professionals and experience interesting excursions!

The regional student camp offers several opportunities:
– Put theoretical knowledge from your studies in practice, when optimizing processes and creating new links;
– Familiarise yourself with regional stakeholders such as Government of Styria, and Styrian energy efficient e5-communities;
– Get access to real-life processes via interesting excursions to institutions working in the bioenergy sector;
– Work interactively in multicultural teams with academic supervision;
– Learn about various challenges such as efficient utilization paths for manure and regional biomass products, which public authorities and institutions are facing.

Key information

Objective: The goal of the student camp is systematically solving real-life challenges related to bio-resources with academic supervision and external partners of Government of Styria, e5-communities and Energie Agentur Steiermark. These challenges and problems are provided by regional stakeholders, who will also take part in the camp.

Content: Besides lectures and interactive group works, participants see theory put into practice via excursions to institutions working in the bioenergy sector. Academic supervision will be provided by national and international experts (e.g. Graz University of Technology and University Twente and regional representatives of Government of Styria, e5-communities and Energie Agentur Steiermark).

Format: Multidisciplinary student mix work on challenges from municipalities, regional administration and other challenges of public interest.
Duration: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00 with two excursions to local bio refineries and joint dinner on Thursday.

Student profile: in general master students with technical educational background are preferred – contact us if you want to participate from other disciplines of studies.

Cost: € 240 including accommodation at Jufa Hotel Graz Süd, lunches, lectures, workshops, course materials and excursion. If no accommodation is needed, the participation fee is reduced to € 120. For long distance travels, you can apply for financial support, contact us for more information.

Application procedure: Fill in and submit your online registration here! Application deadline is 30 January 2018.

Academic recognition: 3 ECTS

You can find further event-details here.



Theresa Urbanz
Energie Agentur Steiermark – Energy Agency of Styria
Nikolaiplatz 4a, 8020 Graz
Tel. +43 316 269 700 27

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