Courses

Summer school: Fossil Free Future

The world evolves toward non-fossil, renewable and sustainable energy. The course Fossil Free Cities is focusing on the implementation of this trending evolution.  It includes group work every morning and lectures given by practitioners every afternoon.

Course details

In this course, we learn from global trailblazers who already have realized a fossil free area about further possibilities on this area. We also take initiatives that encourage shifts to the fossil free businesses and cities. We get to know about the diversity of citizens' initiatives and businesses and learn how to start a social enterprise for fossil free schools, clubs etc.. All initiatives for fossil free mobility are welcome, as well.

How can we create fossil free cities?Dr. Yoram Krozer (course leader)

Above all, this course is based on hands-on experience. You will take part in the process of searching opportunities for a fossil free campus of the University of Twente. During a few days, small groups will elaborate on proposals for that campus. You will collect and process information and decide in your groups about actions that need to be taken with the assistance of your professors. The best and tagible good proposals will be awarded. The advantages of following this course are many:  learning about various initiatives aiming at fossil free energy consumption at various levels, assessing ideas for energy efficiency and renewable energy, developing concepts and making proposals for implementation of the viable ideas.


Topics

During the groups work, you will assess opportunities for the fossil-free campus of the University of Twente and propose actions. Professors of the University of Twente will help you with these tasks. Sound proposals will be awarded. Furthermore, during the course practitioners will show you more about the implementation of fossil-free energy. Topics of this course are:

  • Global trailblazer presents fossil free island in Denmark (Fossil Free Samsø).
  • Politician introduces local and regional energy systems. 
  • Shareholder explains turnaround of an oil corporation
  • Policymaker present actions toward the fossil free city (Fossil Free Policies).
  • Marketers show local energy initiatives and electric mobility.
  • Entrepreneurs present fossil-free business models (Fossil free corporations).
  • University campus as a Living Lab
  • Fossil Free Amsterdam
  • Fossil Free Leeuwarden

Learning outcomes

  • Learn to generate ideas for the renewable energy actions.
  • Integrate technological and social issues into tangible proposals.
  • Gain experience in turning the academic knowledge into actions.
  • Learn how to make renewable energy accepted in business and policy.
  • Find out about how marketing of these initiatives could work and how to attract stakeholders.
  • Learn how to make tangible business models in renewable energy.

Festival Schedule

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Day
Meet your Buddy
Time:20:00 - 21:30
Day:Sun. 12-08

Meet your CuriousU buddy!

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00


Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Dinner: BBQ buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

We serve you a fantastic BBQ!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Beach volleyball party
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

Together with your team you can join the Beach volleyball tournament!

Lunch: Pinata & lab tours
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch "we have piñata's and some sticks to smash them! Furthermore you can go an our famous (university) lab tour.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

Have a breakfast first.

Check-out
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Escape rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

Play a games in our fascinating escape rooms!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Lunch: happy as a child
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can be a child again and hit each other with water pistols! A famous CuriousU event :-)

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

We will serve buffet tonight!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Lunch: C- your future
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.During this lunch you'll get introduced to the programmes (MSc and BSc) that are being teached at the University of Twente. Furthermore we will have an expo with start-ups!

Grolsch Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 16-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment @ Grolsch summer sounds

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner: Happy Italy
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 16-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Band night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent!

Lunch: Dutch olympics
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you'll do some typical Dutch games.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Pubquiz
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 18-08

Have a breakfast first.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspiration speaker over breakfast. 

Lunch: dancing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. This lunch hast two topics: "Graffiti art" and "hydrogen ice cream". Curious? Join the lunch :-)

Lean simulation game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing a lean simulation game.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspiration speach.

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Closing ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2018 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Course leader

Yoram Krozer (1953) received his MSc in Biology and MA in Economics at the University of Utrecht, Business Administration at InHolland, and PhD in Economics at the University of Groningen. He started his work at non-governmental organisations, then shifted to industries, and he was the director of the Institute for Applied Environmental Economics - TME. After twenty five years in the private sector he joined the University of Twente as director of the Cartesius Institute, Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Netherlands Technical University. He is now Associate professor at the CSTM at the University of Twente, professor at the CIIRC at the Jyothi Institute of Technology, Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne University and Director of the Sustainable Innovations Academy. His research interests are focusing on economics of sustainable development. He has co-created products, software, masters and vocational courses, published about hundred papers and two books “Innovations and the Environment” and “Theories and Practices on Innovations for Sustainable Development”.

Project Assistant

Houda El Mustafa 

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