Collaboration for renewable energy generation

​The project KLOSS AkUt makes it possible for teachers and researchers to work in an organisation outside the university in order to gain inspiration for new collaborations and increase the overall knowledge of relevant issues and topics in the partner organisation. Peiyuan Chen at Chalmers sees many advantages in the close collaboration with ABB made possible in KLOSS AkUt.
– The advantages for me to go into the industries are quite many. At university we researchers work independently, on our own. But in this case I hava a daily discussion partner on a similar level. We can discuss issues, implement them, discuss again so things go very much forward.  

KLOSS AkUt (Akademi Ut) is a "spin-off”-project to KLOSS that started in the spring 2015 and includes 11 collaborating universities. The project is based on an identified need to increase the possibilities for teachers and researchers to be able to work, for a set period of time, in an organisation outside the university in order to gain inspiration for new collaborations and increase the overall knowledge of relevant issues and topics in the partner organisation.



The starting point for these personal mobility programs, that take place within the framework of the project, is to create mutual and longterm benefits for both the university and the partner organization as well as increasing the knowledge exchange between academia and the surrounding society. At Chalmers, we have chosen to focus our efforts to enable personal mobility exchanges between three (3) of our Areas of Advance (ICT, Transport and Energy) and three (3) of the university’s existing strategic partner companies (Volvo Cars, ABB and Ericsson). 

– The mission of my research is mainly to achieve a near 100 per cent renewable electricity generation in Europe to the yeary 2050. ABB is a leading manufacturer in the field and they have state of the art technology. So that has been giving me more insights, not only for my research but also for teaching activities. So this exchange also helps me to understand better what the needs are from customers. 

We should always remember that the final goal for our work is to contribute to this goal of 100 per cent renewable electricity generation. And it is very important that we remind ourselves that what we are doing is for the benefit of society. And when we get frustrated in our work this goal will keep us motivated again. ​

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