UT Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is organising a research paper development boot camp “Renewable energy, sustainability, environment and innovations research” on 6-8 November 2015 in Tartu.
The event gives participants an opportunity to present their scholarly work in a small and interactive group setting. The group consists of faculty and postgraduate students whose research focuses on some aspect of renewable energy or environmental questions.
Opening presentations will be by Prof. Urmas Varblane, who will give an overview about the role of oil-shale in the Estonian economic development, followed by Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen “Power to the People? The Swiss energy transition between consumer preferences, investor choices and political communication”, by Dr Nadiya Kostyuchenko “The role of community on the way to sustainability and green energy: the case of Ukraine” and by Prof. Iryna Sotnyk “Energy efficient development of Ukraine as a response to modern challenges”.
According to the organiser, UT Lecturer Liina Joller, the research bootcamp is one of the first milestones in creating interdisciplinary sustainability research competence centre at the UT. This year the guest participants come from University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, Sumy State University in Ukraine, and Aalto University in Finland. Presentations will focus on the topics such as energy policy, competitiveness, new business models, renewable energy sources, taxes and stakeholder engagement, green mobility and renewable energy investments.
The boot camp is organised by the UT Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Organisers are grateful to the Swiss National Science Foundation, SCOPES program for supporting this trilateral cooperation project of the University of St. Gallen, Sumy State University and University of Tartu.