Enrique Velo

EDPR University Challenge 2017

Blog Post created by Enrique Velo Partner on 20-Nov-2016

EDPR, a partner of InnoEnergy, is launching the first call (autumn semester) for its annual contests for students, the "EDPR University Challenge 2017". There is a call for students in Spain and another call for students in Poland.


EDP Renováveis is a world leader in the field of renewable energy and the fourth largest producer of wind energy. With a strong portfolio of projects under development, top quality assets and market leading exploitation capacity.


The EDPR University Challenge is an annual contest that seeks to stimulate the university community by giving students an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to the development of a topic area or project in the fields of Engineering, Management, Economics, Marketing and Communication. Considering the importance of the existence of a close and collaborative relationship among companies, society in general and universities, the EDPR University Challenge seeks to encourage the participation of students and faculties in order to awaken their spirit of innovation and creativity. We want to give participants the opportunity to become part of this challenge so they may put the knowledge they have been acquiring through their academic years to work. This is one of the ways in which EDP Renewables collaborates in the training of our university students, by encouraging them to interact with the reality of the business world and society in general.


Please notice that deadlines and prizes are different in Spain and Poland.


For Spain:


  • There is a deadline on November 30, 2016 to register and another deadline on February 28, 2017 for the final delivery of the projects. Registration until November 30 is only to give the names of the members of the groups and their subject. Groups must have a minimum of two and a maximum of five members.
  •  There will be another call during the spring semester. Registration: until March 15, 2017. Projects delivery: until June 14, 2017.

       See  detailed information in https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1LPCd1dBLokMVBQMzdUdUhNd1k/view


Please notice that the 2015 contest winners were a group of year 1 RENE students at UPC.



In the “EDP University Challenge 2013”, a SELECT MSc Programme "Project of the Year 2012/2013" idea by students at UPC, has won second place.



I encourage you to form a group and present a brilliant idea to the contest.


Dr. Enrique Velo
Programme Director - MSc Renewable Energy - RENE