Jump2Excel: Joint Universal activities for Mediterranean PV integration Excellence
MCAST is launching the EU-funded Horizon 2020 JUMP2Excel project which aims to step up and stimulate the scientific excellence and innovation capacity of MCAST Energy in the field of Photovoltaic integration, including related technologies such as energy storage and ancillary services and electricity markets.
This is achieved by joint activities with a group of top world leading research centres including Centro Nacional de Energia Renovables in Spain, Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives in France, and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, which will provide access to an extensive network and contacts in the field. The activities are mainly knowledge exchange, and networking through a series of workshops, winter/summer schools, training programmes, internships, exchanges, meetings and mentoring.
MCAST Energy is experiencing growth through the energy research being carried out on campus. In addition, MCAST will be hosting the first ‘living laboratories’ on the island, used for real-life applications together with delivery training and research. This twinning proposal will provide a stimulus of required knowledge in an effort to become more efficient and competitive, whilst aiming for an international level of excellence.
JUMP2Excel is designed for all partners to benefit from the project beyond the three-year funding period. This will result in an enhanced profile of MCAST Energy which in turn will reflect the positive development of Malta’s knowledge economy including its ambition to become a regional energy hub, solar country and blockchain state.
A Stakeholders Information Session will be held tomorrow, the 25th of October, at the MCAST Main Campus in Paola. We invite the public and interested stakeholders to join for an open discussion about the project, its objectives and the development of a network of researchers, practitioners and interested members of the public. Kindly book your place by sending an email to renata.mikalauskiene@mcast. edu.mt
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810809.