Call for applications closed on 22 November 2017.
Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) will organise 2 two-day sandpits (on February 8th-9th and on February 22nd-23rd, 2018), hosted at Valentino Castle (39, Viale Mattioli, Turin, Italy).
In our sandpits four core themes will be covered:
The main goal of the SHAPE ENERGY sandpits is to bring people together who are interested in improving and innovating and who, crucially, are currently or have recently been involved in EU-funded projects on similar topics as the main subject of the sandpits. In line with one of the SHAPE ENERGY project objectives of reaching a higher integration of Social Sciences and Humanities(SSH) into energy- and transport-related projects for Horizon 2020 and beyond, the events will be aimed at:
- reflecting on current direction and task in individual projects;
- generating concrete ideas for increasing impacts on society;
- experiencing innovative methods of interdisciplinary and cross-sector working within energy and transport projects;
- meeting cross-Europeans collaborators in a stimulating environment and generating future project ideas for progressing energy related topics.
Invitations to apply were sent during the months of October and November 2017, to around 500 H2020 and FP7 energy- and transport-related project coordinators. Call for applications closed on 22 November, 2017.
In total, more than 70 attendees will participate to the two sandpits, representing institutions from 16 different countries: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Participants will represent the following H2020 and FP7 projects: Ambition; BestRES; Bio-HyPP; BIOROBURplus; BRISK2; CEMCAP; CONSEED; E2District; ECHOES; EMPOWERING; ENERGISE; ENLARGE; EnPC-INTRANS; ENTRUST; ESA 2.0; FLEXMETER; GEMex; interGRIDy; IRON; ISABEL; LIMPET; MAGIC-NEXUS; Mobility4EU; MOBISTYLE; NATCONSUMERS; PEMs4Nano; PVSITES; RenGen; ShaleXenvironmenT; SHAPE ENERGY; SHAR-Q; START2ACT; STOREandGO; SWInG; THOMSON; UPGRADE; ZERO-PLUS.
Participants will be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, to ensure confidentiality of current project outputs among attendees.
Programme of the second sandpit
Programme of the first sandpit
Dates and locations
The dates of the sandpits are the following:
8 – 9 Feb. 2018: “Energy efficiency and using less” and “ Competitive, secure, low carbon energy supply”
22 – 23 feb. 2018 “Energy system optimisation and smart technologies” and “ Transport sector decarbonisation”
The sandpits will take place at the Castello del Valentino (Valentino Castle), 39 Viale Mattioli, Torino, Italy.
This beautiful 16th century royal residence, now housing the Politecnico’s Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, is located in the Valentino park alongside the river Po. Excellence point of Savoy historical architecture, the Valentino Castle is part of the Savoy Royal Residences tour, an extraordinarily interesting path from a historical, artistic and landscape point of view that UNESCO declared World Heritage Site in 1997. Very close to the city centre, the Castle is surrounded by Valentino Park, a Torino ancient public park, running along river Po, the most important Italian river. The residence, inspired by French style, was designed in 1623 by Carlo di Castellamonte – it is U-shaped with four angle towers, “mansard” roof in transalpine style and a courtyard paved with geometrical decorations of cobblestones. Valentino Castle can be reached from the city centre (Porta Nuova, Porta Susa railway stations) in about 15 minutes by tram (line 9, stop in front of the Castle) or by Metro (closest stop Marconi, 10 minutes’ walking distance)..
Expenses covered by SHAPE ENERGY
To all participants, Politecnico di Torino will offer all the followings: lunches and coffee breaks, accommodation and a unique gala-dinner on Thursday evening.
How to get and what to do in Turin
TRAVEL TO AND FROM TORINO
There are several ways to reach Torino, including:
- High-speed trains (45 to 50 mins from Milan) and regular trains also: trenitalia.com, italotreno.it, sncf.com. Torino has two main stations, both connected by the metro line
- Torino International airport: aeroportoditorino.it/en
- Milan international airports: milanomalpensa-airport.com/en, milanolinate-airport.com/en, orioaeroporto.it/en/
- All airports are connected to Torino city centre by a bus service operated by SADEM: sadem.it/en/home.aspx
Torino International Airport is 16 km far from the city centre and is linked by a bus service and a railway connection running every half an hour and taking about 35 minutes. If you choose to catch a taxi, the maximum fare with the main taxi companies is about 34 euros to the city centre.
More info can be obtained at www.aeroportoditorino.it/en
TRAVEL WITHIN THE CITY
- Buses, tram lines, metro: gtt.to.it/cms/en
- Torino Metro line service usually runs from 5.30 until 00.30 except at weekends (until 01.00) and on Mondays (until 22.00).
- Taxi: dial +39.011.5750 or +39.011.5737
- Bike: Torino has a bike-sharing system but … the website is only available in Italian: tobike.it. Plenty of information in English available here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ToBike
RECENT POSTS ABOUT H2020 SANDPITS
Our project partner Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) organised 2 two-day sandpits in February at Valentino Castle. Listen now to some of the key participants.