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[Symposium] Focus on Trend-X

On June 7, 2019, École Polytechnique hosts an international scientific symposium on sustainable development. An opportunity to highlight Trend-X, a cross-disciplinary program involving ten research units on energy transition issues.

TREND-X is an iconic program that reflects École Polytechnique’s commitment to energy transition. It is a cross-disciplinary program involving ten research units. Its aim is to bring together the necessary skills to work effectively on the complex issues involved in energy transition. This unique multi-disciplinary approach connects research conducted in social and economic sciences, material and engineering sciences, as well as applied mathematics, computer science and geoscience.

At the heart of the campus, the SIRTA atmospheric observatory headquarters, will be entirely redesigned as a real-environment testing platform for energy conversion and storage systems developed by the École Polytechnique laboratories (photovoltaic solar panels, small wind turbines, batteries, and more). TREND-X also aims to develop smart energy management systems for buildings, which are responsible for a large portion of energy consumption (44% in France).

École Polytechnique is already equipped with a demonstrator within its startup incubator that allows for the analyzation of real-time consumption in this particular workplace and experimentation of green energies to power it. A second demonstrator is currently under construction in one of the student dormitories.

TREND-X strives to become the essential intermediary for l’X entrepreneurs when it comes to technology and innovation transfer relating to energy transition issues. The program also seeks to encourage the creation of new businesses in the field and to foster cooperation with startups from the l’X incubator and accelerator.

In four years, the TREND-X program has already gained strong international visibility, in particular thanks to a joint project conducted with the University of California, Berkeley as part of the Ecoblock program.

Friday, June 7, 2019

>Find out more on the symposium, here