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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    June 23
    2021

    Efficiency for Access Design Challenge Grand Final 2021

    Welcome to the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge Grand Final 2021

    About this event

    To provide sustainable energy for all, we urgently need to enhance the efficiency and affordability of high performing appliances. The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge invites teams of university students to create affordable and high-performing off-grid appliances and supportive technologies.

    The Grand Final will showcase some of the amazing submissions we have received this year, as well as a prize giving ceremony awarding students with the most innovative designs. Featuring presentations from off-grid industry experts and a panel discussion; ‘how do we truly achieve inclusive energy access?’, it will give you the chance to hear insights into the future of the off-grid industry.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89871467219

     

    If you have any accessibility requirements, please email us at EforAchallenge@est.org.uk

    Agenda: 23 June 2021, 11am–1pm BST

    11.00 – 11.05: Welcome: Efficiency for Access Design Challenge team

    11.05 – 11.10: Introductory speech: Mike Thornton, Chief Executive, Energy Saving Trust

    11.10 – 11.20: Keynote: Inga Jirgensone, Group Head of Business Development, Energy Saving Trust

    11.20 – 12.00: Panel discussion and Q&A session: ‘How do we truly achieve inclusive energy access?’

    Panellists:

    • Amita Bhakta, Interdisciplinary Researcher, Consultant in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    • Margaret Matinga, Energia
    • Georgia Thompson, Design Delivery Manager at BAM Nuttall Ltd, and Founder, D-vers-ty

    12.00 – 12.10: Break

    12.10 – 12.20: The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge: A year in review

    12.20 – 12.30: Showcase video : A sneak peek into the student’s projects

    12.30 –12.55: Awards ceremony

    12.55 – 13.00: Close: Efficiency for Access Design Challenge team

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