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    Advanced Energy Project (AEP) Course 2020  

    This course runs in Periods 1 & 2 (September- December 2020) as part of the Advanced Energy Systems (AAE) MSc programme 

    The course is designated for students in 2nd year of AAE, Innoenergy MSc programmes, Joint energy programmes & doctoral students 

    Advanced Energy Program final presentations

    In this course:

    ·         Groups of 4-5 students carry out projects for external companies & other stakeholders (“partners”)

    ·         Student adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to address an identified energy challenge/problem through the development of services, business models, technical solutions or prototypes.

    ·         Groups are guided by a representative of the external partner and a dedicated supervisor from Aalto staff

    ·         The group work is accompanied by parallel lectures/training on marketing, pitching, communication and entrepreneurial thinking, many of these sessions held by guest lecturers or professional trainers. 

    Course teachers are Sam Cross & Professor Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio. Course assistant is Markus Laitinen.

    The company projects are as follows (see "Materials" section for full details):


    Project theme


    Commercialization of advanced biofuel by-products – Applications and market potential of tall oil rosin’


    The future of Hydrogen in urban energy systems


    100% Renewable Gasoline


    Design AI based flexible distribution grid


    ICT-based predictive maintenance approach for hydro power generation assets

    Energiateollisuus (Finnish Energy Industry association)

     Energy Storage


    Impacts of weather uncertainty and renewable generation forecast errors to reliability of high renewable energy systems.

    Workshop dates are on all Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, unless otherwise stated. Students are expected to attend all workshop dates.

    (Above photo by Glen Forde)