UW co-op student with an interest in renewable energy and working abroad? Join AE4H manager Nigel Moore for an information session about upcoming funded international work term opportunities on Friday May 18th.
Duration:Part time (~10 hrs/week), May-August 2018
Job Location: Remote
Software Engineer/Developer Intern
Energy Action Partners (EAP), a nonprofit organization with offices in Boston and Kuala Lumpur, has developed a software tool for collaborative design of renewable energy microgrids, called the The Minigrid Game. The Game is a multi-user, networked, simulation game that is used by rural communities and microgrid developers to jointly determine key design parameters for a microgrid and to build local management capacity.
AE4H teams up with European partners to co-host international conference on energy access for practitioners.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE CHANGE: May 30th 2018
Conference Chair Message
On behalf of the Partners Organizations (GIZ and WISE) and the Scientific Committee, we are pleased to invite you to join the second International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids to improve energy access, at the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on October 17-19, 2018.
The main objective of the conference is to provide an opportunity for an exchange between practitioners from the industry, academia and development…
UW students tackling energy poverty win big at start-up competition with their new venture 'Circadian Energy'
By Brian Caldwell Faculty of Engineering
A sense of purpose trumped flat-out fun when four mechatronics engineering students finally settled on a project to cap their undergraduate years at the University of Waterloo.
Now they have confirmation it was the right way to go.
John Curticapean, Ben Hudson, Tony Qu and Malcolm Williams took one of six $10,000 prizes this week as student startups pitched their business ideas at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design competition.
Uche Onuora is the Co-Founder of HITCH, a start-up out of Velocity, a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo. HITCH has developed technology to provide internet services in rural Africa, where broadband data is increadibly expensive. MEDA is excited about this emerging technology and the opportunity to explore its use in upcoming projects.
To a casual observer skimming news headlines it may appear that the world is…
If the old adage is true and necessity is the mother of invention, then ingenuity must surely be the father.
Globally, 1.2 billion people live without access to electricity. To overcome the decades-old challenges that developing regions face, solutions must not only address today’s needs but also create a bridge toward…
Tuesday March 13, 2018
Forty University of Waterloo students will have the opportunity to travel to Africa, Latin America, and Asia to develop innovative technologies to help deliver energy solutions to impoverished communities around the world.
Funded by a $300,000 award through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program, the students will receive a $6,000 to $8,000 scholarship and have access to a range of leadership and networking activities provided through the Affordable Energy for Humanity Initiative (AE4H).…
Are you a student looking to commercialize your research or capstone project? Are you a revenue-ready start-up? Apply to the Big Ideas Challenge! We are searching for individuals who are in the process of executing a social impact venture. Winners will receive specialized training in sales, government relations and financial literacy. One-on-one coaching and mentorship will be provided, including a storyteller in residence. There will be a talent recruitment fair to help build your team…
ASU conference, hosted by School for the Future of Innovation in Society, assembled participants with diverse expertise from 11 countries
February 16, 2018
Access to energy is at the nexus of many social problems, and improving the ability of people to gain access to affordable, reliable energy could help mitigate the effects of poverty and a host of related challenges, such as access to clean water, food, healthcare, adequate housing and clean environments.
As governments around the world grapple with advancing economic development while moving toward cleaner energy usage, 1.2 billion people still have minimal or no access to energy (according…
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