Annual Winter/Summer schools are intended to be one-week schools open to local and international academic and research institutions and industry around the Mediterranean in addition to partners and stakeholders. It is intended to establish this series as an annual event to be continued beyond the end of the JUMP2Excel project as part of the sustainability research strategy.

The three winter/summer schools hosted in Malta by MCAST will provide training for young researchers and high-level technical staff. They address topics in the field of PV integration, related technologies and electricity markets. All the participants will have the possibility to interact and share experiences and activities with high-level experts.

The Schools scheduled for this year will take place in October, November May and June.

The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) Energy Research Group (MCASTEnergy) in partner with The University of Manchester (United Kingdom), CENER (Spain) and CEA (France) are inviting you the 1st JUMP2Excel Training School.

The school is directed to early career professionals and early career researchers including students aspiring a research career in academia, research centres or industry. The JUMP2Excel Training School offers a fast-paced comprehensive overview, followed by advanced lectures, international conference exposure and stakeholders roundtable on ‘Solutions for Photovoltaic Systems Integration’. School Poster.

The JUMP2Excel Training School is in cooperation and supporting The SBE19 Malta International Conference. Participants may opt to submit an abstract and paper for publication.

Registration form which includes Participants Information Sheet, as well as GDPR consent, is to reach by the 30th July 2019. Spaces are limited.

The JUMP2Excel: Joint Universal activities for Mediterranean PV integration Excellence project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810809.

JUMP2Excel Training School Package
FREE ACCESS TO SBE19 Malta International Conference (limited to specific sessions)
ACCESS TO PUBLISH AND PRESENT AT THE SBE19 Malta International Conference

School Programme


Prof. Jovica V Milanovic, The University of Manchester
Prof. Alejandro Marano-Marcolini, University of Sevilla
Dr Alejandro Martinez Cesena, The University of Manchester
Dr Ali Kazerooni, Consultant
Antoine Guerin de Montgareuil, CEA
Prof. Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus
Gabriel Garcia, CENER
Prof. Íñigo de la Parra, University of Navarra
Dr Nicolas Sébastien, Reuniwatt
Dr Vytautas Siozinys, UAB Energy Advice
Prof. Reza Arghandeh, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Ralph Gottschalg, Fraunhofer Institute
Dr Kang Ma, University of Bath
Dr Jelena Ponocko, The University of Manchester
Prof. Joseph Mutale, The University of Manchester
Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi, MCAST