Renewable energy


Low-Carbon expert exchange programme – Economic and sustainability aspects of renewable energy utilization

Project ID: HU03-0005-C1-2014

Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Szent István Egyetem Klímagazdaságtani Elemző és Kutatóközpont /Szent István University Climate Change Economics Research Centre
Program Operátor/Programme Operator Nemzeti Fejlesztési Minisztérium / Ministry of National Development.
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2016.05.01.-2017.04.30.


Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner Reykjavík Egyetem/Reykjavik University
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 36 378 697,68 HUF/ 128 365,2 EUR
EGT támogatás összege / EEA Grant (EUR) 36 378 924,4 HUF/ 128 366 EUR

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The main goal of the project was to obtain insight into the Icelandic best practices regarding renewable energy production and usage. Furthermore, it aimed at disseminating this knowledge among researchers, students and scientific partners of the Szent István University.

The main goals of the project:

  • Study trips to Iceland by researchers of Szent István University
  • Training programmes for students of Szent István University and for representatives of further NGO’s and business stakeholders
  • Organization of a scientific conference to disseminate relevant research results in the topic

Achievements of the project:

The study trips organized by Reykjavík University gave opportunity for the researchers of Szent István University (1 professor, 3 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 4 PhD students) to obtain insight into the corporate practice and scientific knowledge of renewable energy utilization based on circular economy principles.

The project also included 5 thematic training programmes (3 in Hungarian, 2 in English). These occasions provided essential information to Hungarian and international university students as well as for business stakeholders and NGO’s regarding the role of renewable energy systems in the Circular Economy.

The most important event of the project was the ‘Circular Economy: Focus on renewable energies’ conference. Well-known professors of the scientific community have had the opportunity to elaborate on their most relevant research results. Furthermore, representatives of business stakeholders and NGO’s also introduced their latest practical experiences.