Single-Course 3 ECTS

N5T Winter School 2024

Overall Course Objectives

We challenge the students, together with international partners, to connect the latest research to demands from society within the theme “from fossil to future fuels”. In December, the students will receive approx. 10 scientific publications suggesting potential topics, but they can also choose their own. In the first half of January, we organize an online event (gather town or similar), where each student proposes a topic in one-minute (speed presentation). The students will then have a couple of weeks to discuss and form groups (max 5 people per group). One coach will be assigned to each group. We expect the students to describe and analyze existing gaps between science and society for a particular scientific insight or technology related to the theme of the course. Furthermore, they are expected to present a plan to push the technology forward. At the end of the week, each group will present their solution in a 5-minutes presentation. Awards will be given to the best ideas followed by questions.

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Learning Objectives

  • Reflect and apply the most recent developments in energy technology research
  • Identify and discuss the main limitations in different technologies for a sustainable future
  • Plan and execute an international project on energy technology
  • Build/use computational tools and databases to draw conclusions regarding the applicability of existing and new solutions to problems outlined within energy technology
  • Use individual knowledge and expertise in an interdisciplinary and international team to develop an innovative, practical and scientifically sound solution to a current challenge in the field of energy technology
  • Present research results to an experienced audience in form of an oral presentation
  • Critically analyse the output of the research project and identify its limitations
  • Critically analyse the challenges in group work

Course Content

General content:
In this course, the students will get the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to bring the newest research on energy technology to applications within an international environment. The students participate in bringing research to applications through the implementation of their own project following the challenge-based learning principle.

The challenge:
The challenge is to design a project bringing the newest research on this topic to application together with international partners, providing first proof of principles and an assessment of the next steps to implementation, and presenting these to the participating community.

The course consists of a one-week full-time course which includes group work, coaching sessions, visit to a R&D company, and challenge-based learning project.

The course is organized with N5T partners within the ISEE master programme.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in energy technologies (power-to-X, batteries …) and feasibility analysis.

Teaching Method

One-week winter school at DTU from the 22nd to the 27th of January 2024. Online meetings will be organized prior to the school.


Limited number of seats

Maximum: 50.

Please be aware that this course has a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 47340
Course type Candidate

7.500,00 DKK

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