MSc Energy for Smart Cities Summer Course 2014

During the Summer School of the MSc Energy for Smart Cities, KIC InnoEnergy offers you a programme full of challenges and new learnings so you can become game changers in the energy domain from a cities and buildings perspective. Starting with two days to boost your creativity with “Sistematic Inventive Thinking”, you’ll learn to deconstruct topics from Smart Cities projects and come up with better solutions. Next you’ll dive into the strategies for cities in the energy transition that we are currently undergoing. We’ll also visit a Smart Cities project/company. And you’ll be developing effective key competences for entrepreneurship such as relationship styles, writing and presentation skills. Off course we have also some social activities and more planned for you, but we have to keep some surprises, don’t we?

The focus points:

  • Creativity and innovation via Sistematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)
  • Energy and Cities in Transition
  • Presentation skills, relationships styles, writing powerful and convincing texts
  • City and company visits
  • Also, be prepared for some surprises and for several social activities

About the energy industry and the city

During the Summer Course professionals from industry and academia will challenge your learnings in energy technology, as well as socio-economic and environmental factors. Moreover, you will experience creativity and innovation in Energy and City initiatives.

You will live and breathe the urban ‘energy’ ecosystem for 5 days: from smart grids to energy efficiency in buildings, electric mobility, renewable energy, electric transportation, energy economics, smart lighting or other city services, and new business models.

For who?

The Summer Course will be qualified as 3.0 ECTs for master students, both KIC InnoEnergy and Master Energie (KU Leuven).

For students in the KIC InnoEnergy PhD School the summer course is qualified as 1.5 ECTs.


  • Date: June 29th – July 5th 2014
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Master Thesis Prize

During the Summer Course also the Master Thesis Forum will be organised for the students to present their Master’s Thesis and apply for the Master Thesis Prize.

More information

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Looking forward to meeting you!

Prof. Johan Driesen, Programme Director
Mar Martinez, Programme Coordinator