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Creating breakthrough energy ideas during the Moonshot Project

What do EIT InnoEnergy Master School students have in common with some of the largest innovation think tanks of this century, such as the newly renamed (Google)X? The use of Moonshot philosophy to ideate radical options to create breakthrough ideas! The “Moonshot Project” demonstrates that even the boldest ideas can become a reality. Because even though there is no blueprint for this type of accelerated innovation, with the right environment, methodology and rapid prototyping tools (thanks to Fab Lab Barcelona) – the sky’s the limit!

Let’s peek behind the scenes to see how this exciting course works and hear what students had to say about their experience.

How does it work?

Created by a team at UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and former graduates, in close collaboration with Fab Lab Barcelona, the “Moonshot Project” allows students of the Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities to experience this innovative method first-hand. Working under tight deadlines, the students can test out their most revolutionary ideas – using rapid prototype testing and agile project management methods. As one student describes, “Moonshot was an exposure to a real-world start-up environment. It encourages limitless ambition and introduces students to the basic elements of business creation by offering the tools and guidance from knowledgeable and energetic experts. The time in FabLab was so enjoyable, and it just flew by!”

InnoTalks: Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities

17 January 2023. 15.00 CET. The world’s population is increasingly urban. More than half of us now live in a city. More will do so in the future. We face new challenges in urban design, civil infrastructure and energy management.


Would you also like to make waves with breakthrough ideas? Join InnoTalks: Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities to meet programme representatives and learn all about the programme that is focused on smarter and more sustainable communities!


During the event, the programme representatives will discuss moonshot project, courses and syllabus, innovation & entrepreneurship journey as well as cover any questions that you might have!