First Prize at Student’s Ideas Competition in Lusatia
In the run-up to the innovation conference »Cleantech as an opportunity for the economic development in Lusatia – challenges and perspectives« (»Cleantech als Chance für die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in der Lausitz - Herausforderungen und Perspektiven«), a student’s ideas competition was initiated by the Cleantech Initiative Eastern Germany. The contest aimed at presenting innovative concepts for the economic development in Lusatia within the four categories of »energy technology«, »circular economy«, »efficiency of energy, raw materials and material« as well as »sustainable mobility«.
Students of the Fraunhofer IVI and the GEDES e.V. won the first prize in the category of »energy technology« with their contributed paper »Latent-heat storage system – the key to the autartec® house« (»Latentwärmespeicher – der Schlüssel zum autartec®-Haus«). Their investigations concentrated on the concept and optimization of a latent-heat storage system in the context of autarkic buildings. The underlying achievements were made within the Regional Growth Core project autartec®, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The official award ceremony was held on April 3rd, 2017 in Spremberg.