Driving decarbonization is a tremendous challenge. But in this GE Ecomagination hackathon, you’ll use powerful tools and develop new solutions using the GE Predix platform, Cloud Foundry, and the Industrial Internet of Things. Help solve some of the toughest problems in energy management and manufacturing:

Hack1 :

Grid Optimization for Decarbonization
Build digital tools to modernize the European electrical grid, reduce carbon emissions, and drive economic value.

Hack2 :

Advanced Manufacturing for Aerospace
Create agile, optimized manufacturing solutions that reduce the weight of aircraft components for more energy-efficient operation and decarbonized flight with data provided by aerospace manufacturer Stelia Aerospace.

Stretch your skills and creative thinking. Bridge real and virtual worlds. Discover the amazing capabilities of the GE Predix platform. And compete for €50,000 in prizes.

For more information, view our common press release HERE

When registering, select “Hackathon” as the registration type. Register as a team of up to five people (“I have a team”) or as an individual—and we’ll place you on a team.

In continuation of the success of three previous conferences, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is pleased to announce this year's International Women4Energy Conference taking place in Stuttgart, Germany on 30th November 2016.

The topic of this year’s conference will be “Towards a low-carbon economy” with a special focus on the implications and conclusions of the Paris Agreement. At the climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. In order to achieve the intended objectives all main sectors responsible for Europe's emissions need to contribute – power generation, industry, transport, buildings, and agriculture.

In our one-day conference, we will examine the consequences of the agreement, the solution approaches that already exist and trends for a low-carbon economy in the future.

The conference reaches out to all female professionals active in energy related innovation to:

  • Create new business ideas and technology solutions for the energy market
  • Generate and discuss new business models to get solutions to market
  • Encourage innovative business creation, and to
  • Enhance market entry for innovative energy technologies, processes and services.

Come and join us for a unique opportunity to get insights into global energy challenges, learn about future trends and market needs. Increase your own network by getting in touch with female experts in energy science and entrepreneurship in all energy related fields. And get engaged in the elaboration of innovative solutions for tomorrow.


Please find the programme here.


Participation at the conference is free of charge.

Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart


Saskia Heyde

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After two successful conferences in 2013 and 2014 Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and its partner KIC InnoEnergy Germany announce this year’s Women4Energy International Conference taking place

in Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany on 2nd December 2015.

The focus of this year’s conference will be on Smart Cities and the trends for the future, energy efficiency and renewable energy.


The conference reaches out to all professionals active in energy related innovation to:

•             Create new business ideas and technology solutions for the energy market

•             Generate and discuss new business models to get solutions to market

•             Encourage innovative business creation, and to

•             Enhance market entry for innovative energy technologies, processes and services.

More information on the website:

FECER’s Steering Committee chose Madrid for its Annual Meeting 2015

FECER delegates at the Almaraz visitors centre

The Spanish capital was the choice for FECER’s Steering Committee meeting 2015 which took place on September 24th/25th and was dominated by the EU concept for an Energy Union. FECSE, the Spanish member organization, acted as host and succeeded in organizing a highly attractive technical programme prior to the formal meeting.

Jointly with some FECSE officials, the members of FECER’s top body traveled to the Cáceres province, South-West of Madrid, for an introduction into the system of hydro power plants along the river Tajo and for a detailed tour at the Valedecaňas power station. Part two of the technical tour referred to the Almaraz nuclear power plant which produces approx. 9 % of Spain’s electricity demand with two blocks of 1045 MW pressured water reactors. This power plant which started production in 1981 boasts a unique cooling system: the nearby Arrocampo reservoir fed by river Tajo serves both as source of fresh cooling water and the effluent’s cooling facility.

The other day, the Steering Committee meeting took place in FECSE premises and was chaired by FECER president, Thomas H A Schneider. High on the agenda ranked the points as follows:

- Climate and other environmental issues connected to energy production and the positions towards the forthcoming UN climate negotiations in Paris, COP21

- The global “divestment” movement initiated by some major institutional and private investors who question investment in companies with a certain exposure in the fossil fuel value chain
- The launch of the European project "reinventing industrial relations with and for young people: a research applied to energy transition" as a joint exercise of FECER, CFE-CGC Energies and Reseau FIGURE, a network of French universities' Masters in Engineering
- Funding problems and social issues related to the decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania
- Latest set of legislative proposals by the European Commission in pursuit of the Energy Union
- The status of negotiations towards the TTIP agreement and
- Considerations on organizing in 2016 a European conference on social issues associated with the energy transition in Brussels.

The Steering Committee expressed its deep concern on the lack of public consideration of social issues in the context of the COP21 negotiations and the EU’s drive towards an Energy Union. It was therefore agreed to set the focus in a forthcoming position paper meant as impulse for the CPO21 negotiations on social and labour issues resulting from the shift towards low-carbon or carbon-free energy systems, respectively.

After a day of intensive discussions, the president concluded the meeting by thanking all participants for their highly constructive contributions and FESCE as hosting organization for its excellent preparations. 

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