International DAAD Alumni Seminar 2018

PV Technologies and Projects - Focus on mature and developing markets

On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) TU Bergakademie and the Chair of Environmental and Resource Management are organizing an

International DAAD Alumni Seminar
PV Technologies and Projects – Focus on mature and developing markets

12 - 19 June 2018 in Freiberg, Germany

followed by the participation in the international trade fair Intersolar Europe 2018

20 - 22 June 2018 in Munich, Germany


The seminar and trade fair visit is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the framework of the program Alumni Special Projects (www.daad.de/alumni-special-projects). The international DAAD Alumni Seminar is organized and hosted by the Chair of Environmental and Resources Management of the Faculty of Business Administration of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Prof. Dr. Jan C. Bongaerts. The costs will be mainly covered by funds from the DAAD provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The seminar targets Germany Alumni from developing countries (DAC country nationals) who studied, carried out research or worked in Germany for at least three months and are presently living and working in their home countries. The Alumni should be professionally involved in renewable energy, preferably in PV technology, related projects. They should have practical experience with the installation, operation and maintenance of such technologies from an engineering, a marketing, financing or project management perspective. They should be multipliers and disseminators of acquired knowledge and experience and be in a position to inspire and involve other interested capacitated persons in renewable energy projects.

The intention of the Freiberg International DAAD Alumni Seminar is to bring Germany Alumni together with experts to study the current contribution of renewable energy technologies, especially in the area of photovoltaics, to Germany’s mature energy market and to explore their potential for developing countries with their emerging energy markets. Participants will become briefed on current developments in Germany’s energy policy, status of the renewable energy industry, renewable energy in energy markets, players in renewable industry and learn about research outcomes related to PV technologies of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and affiliated partners, especially Fraunhofer THM (Technologiezentrum Halbleiter Materialien). They will be given opportunities to present their projects on renewable energy, especially PV, to visit laboratories, companies and projects and to network with partners from government agencies, industry organizations (e.g. Chamber of Commerce), business firms, project developers etc. for new contacts, new types of cooperation and, possibly, new projects.

For any further questions please contact the organizational team:
Prof. Dr. Jan C. Bongaerts
Dr. Jiangxue Liu

Tel:    +49 (0) 3731 39 3018
Mobile: + 49 176 206 86 384
E-mail:
j-c [dot] bongaertsatioez [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
jiangxue [dot] liuatbwl [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de