The project

About the project

The aim of the Dem4BiPV project is to develop an innovative and multidisciplinary high quality course for Building-integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) to train the BIPV professionals of the future. The course will be implemented at the postgraduate level and will be part of a Master’s in Sustainable Energy in a number of leading universities in Europe.

Dem4BiPV is based on the principle of European cooperation through which innovative educational material utilizing ICTs will emerge on the topic of BIPV, which is of crucial importance for the future development and penetration of the PV market in Europe with a potential significant contribution in meeting Europe’s energy challenges. Education and training are crucial for both economic and social progress, and aligning skills with labour market needs plays a key role in this. This project has been designed and structured so as to meet the real needs of the PV market and contributes positively to EU benchmarks for 2020 in relation to education. It also indirectly tackles fast-rising youth unemployment, as it places emphasis on delivering the right skills for employment in the BIPV industry and increasing the efficiency of higher education in the field of sustainable energy and on working collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders.

Innovation (through the utilization of ICT, VLE, and remote labs), sustainability (partnership between academia, industry and other stakeholders) as well as significant impact for academic institutions, industry and other stakeholders will be the main drivers of this Erasmus+ project.

Project information

The Dem4BIPV project brings together leading universities in Europe to train the BIPV professionals of the future.

Project coordinator

Wilfried van Sark

T +31 (0) 30 253 7611/7600  | 

Utrecht University

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information. The views expressed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

Co Funded by the Erasmus+ Program