Vehicle-integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) refers to the mechanical, electrical and design-technical integration of photovoltaic modules into vehicles such as cars, trucks, trains, buses, boats, aircraft, drones, etc. The PV modules blend seamlessly into the vehicle exterior and are connected to electric loads or the drive battery in electric vehicles. Simultaneously, the PV modules replace other components of the vehicle, e.g. the roof or the bonnet of a car. VIPV increases the mileage of electrically powered vehicles and improves their CO2 balance. Due to the plethora of applications and possibilities, and due to the high aesthetic expectations on integration into the vehicle design as well as the high safety and reliability expectations, there is still a large need for research collaboration, especially between both the transport industry and the PV industry.
Are you working in the field of Vehicle Integrated PV and looking to make new connections and find partners to work with on future projects under international and/or national funding schemes?
Then you can't miss the next PV Impact ONLINE matchmaking event on 2 March 2022!
Why should I participate: PV IMPACT matchmaking events are an excellent opportunity to meet other experts, interact, exchange innovative project ideas and find the best partners to work with in your field of expertise. You will make new contacts among the most influential actors in the industry, improve your knowledge on the latest trends, find opportunities for future collaboration and develop innovative ideas to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of your business. On top of that, the project ideas with the highest potential will be offered the opportunity for guidance on building a consortium and finding funding opportunities.
What is the format of these events: These half-day sessions take place ONLINE in a speed-dating format facilitated in an open and creative virtual environment. You will have one to one meetings with the other participants.
Selection process: Please note that the number of participants is limited (maximum 16 participants) and that a selection will be made based on the relevance and merit of the applications and project ideas. So, we recommend all organizations to limit the number of applications to one representative per event.
WHEN: 2 March 2022 – 09:30-13:00 ONLINE (Zoom platform)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 18 February 2022
Attendance is free of charge.