The INPATH-TES network, coordinated by the University of Lleida, was created with the main goal to foster cooperation between universities, research institutes, and companies from industry aimed at developing quality learning material for the education and training of professionals in the field of thermal energy storage. The final results of this network will be the qualification of highly skilled specialists on this topic, able to meet the needs of research institutes and industrial companies.
One may differentiate between two types of members:
Core Partners, who have some privileges such as: free access to all the learning material, possibility that their PhD students be awarded the INPATH-TES label, priority and cheaper participation at training schools/conferences organised within INPATH-TES. On the other hand, the Core Partners also have some obligations, such as the commitment to create, maintain, and update the learning material.
Associate Partners, who have the same rights as a Core Partner, but no obligation with respect to the learning material.
The network also seeks the implication of Supporting Institutions, which can cooperate with the network as supportive of the activities carried out. They are allowed to use their logos in the results and outputs of the network, but will have neither decision rights nor access to the learning platform, in exchange of being exempt from paying any membership fee.
The current network aims to extend by joining new institutions interested in cooperating in its main activities. Any new institution interested in joining the network can do it as Associate Partners or as a Supporting Institution, after approval by the Core Partners. For more information or requests to join the network, please contact the network coordinator Prof. Luisa F. Cabeza (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The network members prepared different learning material implemented on a learning platform for on-line teaching. A total of curriculum 14 courses were developed, which can be implemented from a global perspective in ECTS awarding institutions. The courses are composed of different smaller independent modules composed of one or more “lessons”. The assessment of the learning material and certificate issuing is done at lesson level. The courses are mainly addressed to graduate students and young researchers of different backgrounds, such as engineering, architecture, chemistry, physics, and other similar degrees, who are interested in doing a research on TES.
The founding of this network was supported by the European Commission between 2015 and 2018 through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 657466.
The European Commission is not responsible for the data published here.
Prof Luisa F.Cabeza
GREiA research group INSPIRES research centre
University of Lleida