Think Big: One year of "Real World Projects" at ENZo Graduate School

Researchers of KIT Graduate School "Enabling Net Zero" (ENZo) met in July for a three-day retreat in Bad Herrenalb to present the results of their "Real World Projects".
Niels Feldmann

Over the course of the past year, researchers had developed their own project ideas based on their research results and implemented them systematically in a practical way during various workshops. The presentation of these Real World Projects impressed with the high level of innovation raft, the academic level and the practical applicability. 

What a milestone! Before the current year of ENZo graduate school will celebrate the end of the project in February and present the results once again in a large round, the participants reflected on the collaboration so far in an intensive retreat. In a relaxed and productive atmosphere, the researchers looked back on the knowledge gained and discussed the future of their projects. We, the maKeIT team, were able to accompany the event and were inspired by their contributions to climate neutrality and the transformation of the energy system, as well as to engage in exchange.

Valuable insights and open dialog 

For us, the opportunity for exchange was very valuable in several respects. We celebrated the current status of the project with the participants, learned which formats and workshops were particularly effective in the past year, and ventured a joint outlook on what is to come. The targeted and needs-oriented feedback on what researchers need to implement their own project ideas in addition to their research activities is incorporated into the improvement of maKeIT offerings and the design of our Academies in the future.

ENZo and maKeIT, that much can already be revealed, will meet again next year! 

We would like to thank the ENZo participants for their great commitment, for the insights into the diverse, exciting ideas that emerged, and for the opportunity to accompany the researchers with impulses and workshops in the realization of their projects. We are already looking forward to the upcoming Real World Projects!

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Wertvolle Einblicke und offener Dialog Niels Feldmann