C-Tech MIT Portugal Summer School - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Current phase: OPEN TO NEW APLLICATIONS – Apply Here!
C-Tech MIT Portugal Summer School is accepting applications for exciting student sponsorships under the “Verão com Ciência” call, launched by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the General Directorate of Higher Education (DGES).
The deadline for application is JUNE 26, 2020
“C-Tech – Climate Driven Technologies for Low Carbon Cities” is a MIT Portugal Program project, led by NOS, Técnico-Lisboa (IST), CEiiA, NOVA IMS, Lisboa eNOVA and MIT, and funded by ANI and FCT. C-Tech aims at developing new scientific models and components for an integrated urban modeling platform that holistically considers building energy use and resident mobility and thus provides the foundation for a range of derivative third-party services. The services will include walkability and public transportation apps, building retrofitting advice for homeowners, integration strategies of grid-scale and building-scale renewable power generation, and urban-level carbon-emission reduction scenarios.
The C-Tech MIT Portugal Summer School includes a Master Class in Smart and Sustainable Cities and intends to involve young people at researching, developing and pilot-scale a digital smart city platform for urban modelling and planning which, based on a three-dimensional representation of the city and its combination with multiple data from different data sources (from domains such as weather, energy and water consumption, mobility and, most of all, user’s behavior as determined by their mobile phone use), will allow to simulate scenarios regarding energy-efficiency of buildings, green structures, creation and urban mobility, empowering local authorities to identify and tackle specific environmental issues, overcome the global challenge of decreasing urban carbon footprint and fostering the transition to a net-zero ecosystem.
C-Tech MIT Portugal Summer School will take place from JULY 06 to SEPTEMBER 25 at Técnico-Lisboa (IST) and NOVA IMS.
1. Master Class: Smart and Sustainable Cities
Framing C-Tech vision by NOS, MIT, IST, CeiiA, NOVA IMS, Lisboa eNOVA
2. Field Trip
Immersion in the specific realities of each project partner and their role in C-Tech
3. Urban Safari & Team Building
C-Tech pilot geographical area safari and visit to key stakeholders
Working teams definition, challenges and working plan
4. Team Work
The teams will develop the working plan established in the previous point. Each team will have a specific theme/challenge, and will be mentored by a thematic tutor (one of the C-Tech partners) and a scientific tutor (selected from one of the research partner institutions of the project).
5. C-Tech MIT Portugal Workshop
Public presentation of C-Tech MIT Portugal Summer School results
Please contact [email protected] if you have further questions.