External Events and Initiatives

External events are initiatives organised by one of Team Energy’s commissions. The events are open for non-team members, and serve in the pursuit of our vision; to Inform, Inspire and Connect students, professionals and researchers. Want to be notified whenever another event is taking place? Follow us on our social media channels subscribe to our newsletter or keep track of our events calendar. Companies looking to collaborate in any of these events can contact us here.

Hypermile Challenge

Electric car rally – join this commission!

Team Hypermile is creating a race were students get the opportunity to hypermile with an electric car. Using different driving techniques, a better energy efficiency and thus more range with the same charge can be achieved. Several checkpoints along the race provokes the student to think critically about the role of the electric car in the energy transition, were the student can either win or lose valuable charge on the way to the finish line.

Energy Café

Quarterly company case night – join this commission!

Enjoying a drink together while learning about energy. Energy café offers companies the opportunity to present themselves to students in a short pitch combined with a practical case. There is plenty of room to have a discussion about possible solution and the energy transition in general, in a very casual and informal setting. At the end of the evening students will present their ideas about how to solve the case problem.

Your Own Event!

Sustainable energy-related event – start a commission!

All our initiatives started with a person (sometines more) with a vision to create. Do you have an idea for an event that you think is in line with Team Energy’s vision? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to have a chat and see if we can together turn your idea into more than a concept alone!

Energy Now Congress

Sustainable Energy Congress – organise Energy Now 2021!

Energy Now is a congress directly related to the current energy transition. Our goal is to inspire, interest, and connect students, professionals and companies to take elegant action in the transition towards sustainable energy. This event creates a bright perspective on the energy transition by focusing on the opportunities it creates in the present rather than in the future. Promising innovations and developments in the field of energy are highlighted from the perspectives of research, academics, companies and entrepreneurs. The event strengthens the connection between students, business people and researchers to learn from each other. This initiative has it’s own website! To learn all about Energy Now, click here!

Energy Challenge

Sustainable energy-related hackaton – join this commission!

Team Challenge organises a contest in which students can compete towards the best sustainable concept based on this years theme. Throughout the competition, aspiring speakers, educational workshops and expert feedback will bring your concept to the next level. At the end of the event the best idea will be chosen by the judges and will be the winner of The Energy Challenge!

TU/e UnPlugged

Campus energy-saving campain – join this commission!

Together with the TU/e Go Green Office, Team Energy attempts to move both students and employees to unplug their devices before they go home to enjoy the winter holidays. Each year, a lot of energy is saved on campus and hopefully also in student homes!

Internal Events and Initiatives

Internal events are the events exclusively for Team Energy members, they can be attended by anyone on the team, regardless of whether or not they occupy a spot in an active commission. In most cases, the internal events combine the pillars of Team Energy’s vision with the strong community feeling of likeminded people with a passion for renewable energy. As a member, you can attent any event that sparks your interest, so if that sounds good to you, consider becomming a member by joining the team!

Research Group

Publishing of energy research articles – join this commission!

Academic research often remains within the boundaries of the scientific field. The Research commission makes an effort to incorporate content of publications into short and comprehensive stories about topics concerned with the energy field. For an impression you can visit the publications page here.

In our effort we work closely together with the TU/e’s Strategic Area Energy, allowing us to consult the researchers and professors that are most active in the concerning research subject!

Alumni event

Alumni and active member afternoon activities

At the end of each academic year, Team Energy hosts an informal afternoon and evening during which present Team Energy members and alumni can meet each other or catch up. Apart from a dinner and engaging activity, the day is concluded with a drink to celebrate yet another year full of inspiring activities.

Energizers

Internal lunch lecture by and for Team Energy members

Most Team Energy members are somehow engaged with sustainability in their study’s projects or courses. During the energizers, which take place in lunchtime, members share their most interesting findings and results to keep the team posted on the developments that they’re working on.

Food-for-Thought

Dinner talk by former Team Energy member

Food-for-Though is an internal event first held in the beginning of 2020. During an evening session, one of Team Energy’s alumni shares with the rest of the team their story; how they experienced the team, what they do now, and anything inbetween. Naturally, the event is accompantied by an informal diner and drink where members and other alumni enjoy the opportunity of catching up.

Inhouse-days

Company visit to one of our partners

Once every while, we get a behind-the-scenes experience at one of our partners, providing means to orient our members on a few of the many options for during the post-student life.

Excursion

Community weekend at external location

During the annual ‘Excursion’-event, Team Energy travels abroad for the biggest activity of the year! Last time, we visited Aachen (Germany) to meet up with the Energy Birds (the Team Energy of Aachen), visit the local energy museum and the local start-up hub. Of course, we also got to know the local city and blend in with the student nightlife!

Secret Activity

Community bonding evening activity

There’s no need to be serious at all  times. During the ‘secret activity’, the board organises a fun and engaging activity where the team members can catch up in an informal setting. Each activity is different from the last, but what it will be remains a mystery!

Recreational Drinks

Community bonding evening activity

A wise person once said that a student team can be no such organisation without the occasional involvement of beer. At Team Energy, we’ve been obedient in following this advice through the organisation of several such informal get-together events.

Discussion Night

Sustainable energy-related discussion in an informal setting

With such a big group of like-minded people one wouldn’t expect much disagreement. However, during the discussion night, a small group of Team Energy members come together to debate a topic where often only one foot is standing on common ground. Articles concerned with the topics discussed in previous evenings can be found here.