Summer school

 

After the first year spent at either UPC in Spain or KTH in Sweden, The MSc EMINE programme brings together all students at the Grenoble École de Management in France for a three-week summer school.

 

This is your opportunity to discuss current issues in the energy markets in general, and nuclear energy in particular. You get to analyse and dissect potential innovative solutions, and gain the necessary skills to grasp the societal, economic and environmental impacts of nuclear energy.

 

Throughout the summer school, the emphasis is on innovation, entrepreneurship and the development of valuable and highly-prized soft skills such as intercultural management or learning how to pitch new business or product ideas. You also have a chance to take the highly-regarded Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI) test to get a better understanding of your own personality type, strengths and attributes.

 

In addition, you will learn about different business models and their application. The summer school gives you the opportunity to participate in simulation games to identify entrepreneurial opportunities. Finally, you have the chance to visit the French SME, CORYS, a world reference in training and engineering simulators, including those designed for nuclear plants.

Summer School 2017

The most recent summer school focused on “Nuclear controversy”, and asked all students to assess the problems and opportunities presented by “an electricity system based 100% on renewable power”. This was students’ chance to interview a variety of experts with a variety of positions and opinions in this debate, and then compile their findings and develop a website to present them.

 

The results of the 2017 exercise can be found at:

 

Participating experts in 2017’s summer school included:

  • Dr. Frédérique Livet, Director of Research at the CNRS and a member of Save the Climate Association
  • Bernard Bonin, physicist at CEA and Areva
  • Dr. Robin Girard, researcher and teacher at Mines ParisTech
  • Vincent Fristrot, Deputy Mayor of Grenoble and president of Gaz Electricité de Grenoble (GEG)
  • Dr. Jean-Yves Caneill, Head of Climate Policy at EDF
  • Dr. Manuel Villavicencio, PhD candidate in energy economics and energy storage
  • Benoit Praderie, CEO of Soleil du Midi and former SE Asia Director of Areva
  • Jenny Winkler, research assistant in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Fraunhofer

 

“As a nuclear engineering student, this was an interesting and challenging task, as it required us to shed any existing biases and assess information objectively. Interviewing individuals from industry and academia was a new and novel task for most of us, and a great learning experience. Perhaps the best part of the exercise was presenting the results of our analysis in the form of a website.
Overall, a fun and worthwhile learning experience!”

Neil Calder, MSc EMINE student