JUMP2Excel aims to step up and stimulate scientific excellence and innovation capacity of MCAST Energy in the field of PV integration including related technologies such as energy storage and ancilliary services and electricity markets. This is achieved by joint universal activities with a group of top world leading research centres, Centro Nacional de Energia Renovables (CENER) in Spain and Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) in France together with one of the best research intensive university The University of Manchester (UNIMAN) in United Kingdom, providing access to extensive network and contacts in the field. The activities are mainly knowledge transfer and networking through a series of workshops, winter/summer schools, MRes and PhD programmes, internships, exchanges, meetings and mentoring. MCAST Energy is experiencing a self-funding growth within its breath of energy research theme that lead on campus. In addition, the MCAST main campus infrastructure together with laboratories will be the first ‘living laboratories’ on the island, used for real-life applications while delivery training and research as well. This TWINNING project will provide a stimulus of required knowledge to become more efficient and competitive to an international level of excellence. JUMP2Excel is designed for all partners to benefit in a way that goes sustainably beyond the three-year funding period. This eventually will result in enhanced skills sets and profile of MCAST Energy which in turn reflect the positive development of Malta knowledge economy including its ambition as a regional energy hub, solar country and blockchain state.
Workshops

Workshops

Three workshops organised by JUMP2Excel Partners in United Kingdom, Spain and France. These workshops are open to MCAST academics, staff, early stage researchers, students as well as other interested researchers from Malta.

Schools

Schools

JUMP2Excel Schools in Malta offer advanced lectures on selected topics delivered by not less than 14 world experts each time. The first School is during the week between the 18th and 22nd November, 2019. Registration is free and will open soon.

Internships

Internships

MCAST Energy researchers have the opportunity to experience hands-on research at world leading research centres CENER in Spain and CEA in France.

Exchanges

Exchanges

MCAST Energy researchers and students have opportunities for exchanges at The University of Manchester - a world-leading research intensive UK University - as part of Split-Site PhDs and MCAST MRes programmes.

Training

Training

JUMP2Excel Training offers modular sessions in its activities

Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentors from JUMP2Excel Partners will visit MCAST to provide an excellent opportunity to grow for MCAST academics, staff, early stage researchers as well as other interested researchers from Malta.

Lectures

Lectures

Public JUMP2Excel Lectures Series is organised together with key stakeholders the Chamber of Engineers and the Malta Group of Professional Engineering Associations. More details on the scheduled lectures will follow.

Conferences

Conferences

Conferences participation and organisation as well as joint organisation. JUMP2Excel will hold a final conference in 2021. Details to follow. In 2019, MCAST Energy will host the ETIP-SNET Workshop, the PEARL PV mini conference and 3DMGrid Project Special Session. Registration will open soon.

Stakeholders

Stakeholders

Info sessions and focus group meetings with stakeholders. Get in touch through our contacts.

EU H2020 CSA Coordination and Support Action Project

EU H2020 CSA Coordination and Support Action Project

Twinning aims at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in a university or research organisation from a Widening country by linking it with internationally-leading research institutions from different Member States or Associated Countries. Twinning will enhance the scientific and technological capacity of the linked institutions with a principal focus on the university or research organisation from the Widening Country and help raise the research profile of the institution from the Widening country as well as the research profile of its staff.

Management Committee

Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi
Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi
MCAST, Coordinator and Chair of Committees
Prof. Joseph Mutale
Prof. Joseph Mutale
The University of Manchester (UNIMAN)
Dr Monica Aguado
Dr Monica Aguado
National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER)
Dr Sophie Mailley
Dr Sophie Mailley
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

International Scientific Committee

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