The 5th meeting, 29-31 January 2018, Havana, Cuba

Project Newsletter 5 (5 February 2018)

The 5th CRUX Project Meeting
Seminar on The Potential of Photovoltaic Technology in Cuba
Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana José Antonio Echeverría, Havana, Cuba

The 5th CRUX Project Meeting
The Crux 5th Project Meeting took place on 29-31 January 2018 in Havana hosted by the Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana José Antonio Echeverría. The meeting sessions were jointly chaired by Profs. Deny Oliva, Joel Morales, Cesar Cisneros Ramírez, Ileana Pereda Reyes and Khamid Mahkamov.
The meeting was very profitable and gave the opportunity to meet an extended delegation of Cuban colleagues involved in The Crux project from both CUJAE and UDO. Despite the fruitfulness of the meeting, all the partners agreed with the proposal of the coordinator to ask for an extension of the project duration in order to accomplish the delayed activites of the project.

 

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The 4th meeting, 20-22 September 2017, Ancona, Italy

Project Newsletter 4 (25 September 2017)

The 4th CRUX Project Meeting
3rd Project Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies
Seminar on The Potential of Biomass in the Present Energy Context
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

The 4th CRUX Project Meeting
The Crux 4th Project Meeting took place on 20-22 September 2017 hosted by the Università Politecnica delle Marche. The meeting sessions were jointly chaired by Dr Luca Cioccolanti, Gabriele Comodi and Prof. Khamid Mahkamov.
Teams from Colombia, Brazil, Cuba and EU Universities evaluated the progress made in the Project activities during the last months. The meeting was held by academics of the Università Politecnica delle Marche, EU and Latin America Universities both with students and professionals of the sector.

3rd Project Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies (22 September 2017)
The Project Workshop on The Perspectives of the Renewable Energies in the Automotive Sector was organized by the team at the Università Politecnica delle Marche on 22 September from 9.00 am to 13.00 This event was advertised by the team in the Local Media (Social Media, Regional Newspaper and TV), thus reaching a large target group. Presentations were given by representatives of EU and Colombian Universities as well as an Italian SME and a Company active on R&D in the area of renewable energy technologies in the automotive and transport sector.

Seminar
A 4-hour specialized seminar was organized as apart of the CRUX Project on 22 September in the afternoon.
The seminar on The Potential of Biomass in the Present Energy Context was organised jointly with the Association of Engineering of Ancona and the Italian Energy Technician (Marche Region Committee) and chaired by Dr Gabriele Comodi of Università Politecnica delle Marche. It was attended by more than 60 professional engineers.
The Seminar on Thermal Power Generation Technologies using Renewable Energy Sources was provided by Professor Electo Silva Lora from Federal University of Itajuba. This seminar was attended by 60 students.

 

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The 3rd meeting, 15-17 March 2017, Salvador, Brasil

Project Newsletter 3 (21 March 2017)

The 3rd CRUX Project Meeting
2nd Project Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies
Seminars on Biofuels and Diesel Engines and Thermal Power Generation Technologies using Renewables Sources
The Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

The 3rd CRUX Project Meeting
The Crux 3rd Project Meeting took place on 15-18 March 2017 hosted by the Federal University of Bahia. The meeting sessions were jointly Chaired by Profs Ednildo Andrade Torres, Francisco Gaudencio Freires and Khamid Mahkamov.
Teams from Colombia, Brazil and EU Universities evaluated the progress made in the Project activities. Modernisation of existing and development of new modules for teaching Bachelor and Master level students discussed in details. Implementation of the Project Quality Assurance Plan and cooperation with organisations in the project Network were considered. Using of web-platforms in the teaching process were deliberated. Actions to be taken by each team for completion of deliverables for the project-midway progress report were approved. The meeting was held by academics of the Federal University of Bahia and EU Universities with Master and PhD students on the Improvement of their Skill Developments.

2nd Project Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies (17 March 2017)
The Project Workshop on Renewable Energy was organized by the team at the Federal University of Bahia on 17 March from 9.00 am to 13.00 This event was advertised by the team in the Local Media (“Tribuna” Newspaper, 15 March 2017), which resulted in a large number of participants, which included undergraduate, MSc and PhD students and academic and research staff from several Universities in Salvador. The total number of participants was over 120 people. Presentations were given by representatives of EU, Brazil and Colombian Universities on R&D activities in the area of renewable Energy Technologies.

Seminars
Two 4-hour specialized seminars were organized as apart of the CRUX Project on 17 March (from 14.00 to 18.00).
The seminar on Biofuels and Diesel Engines was given by Professor Magin Lapuerta from the University Castilla-La Macha (Spain) and which was attended by 30 MSc students.
The Seminar on Thermal Power Generation Technologies using Renewable Energy Sources was provided by Professor Electo Silva Lora from Federal University of Itajuba. This seminar was attended by 60 students.

 

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The 2nd Meeting, 12-15 October 2016, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Project Newsletter 2 (21 October 2016)

The 2nd CRUX Project Meeting
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1st Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies
Universidad Industrial de Santander and University of Santander

The 2nd CRUX Project Meeting
The Crux 2nd Project Meeting took place in Bucaramanga, jointly hosted by The University of Santander (12-13 October 2016) and The Industrial University of Santander (14 October 2016). The meeting sessions were jointly Chaired by Profs Gilberto Carrillo-Caicedo, Vyacheslav Kafarov and Khamid Mahkamov.
Teams from Colombia, Brazil and EU Universities reported on the progress made in the Project activities and further action on implementation of development of didactic materials and teaching process were discussed. Delays in achieving Project targets were discussed at Cuban partner Universities and actions to overcome these difficulties were put forward and importance of closer cooperation between all teams was highlighted. Various options for purchasing of teaching laboratory equipment were analysed so to obtain the best value for the available budget.

1st Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies
The First Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies was organized in the framework of the CRUX Project was organized by the Industrial University of Santander on 14 October 2016 from 8 am to 13.00. The workshop was attended by approximately 110 undergraduate, MSc and PhD student from Industrial University of Santander (UIS) and other Universities in Bucaramanga (Columbia). Delegates included academic and Research staff of (UIS) and representatives of local industry.
The workshop was led by Prof Vycheslav Kafarov, Dean of Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Industrial University of Santander and presentations were made by Profs K Mahkamov (Northumbria University, UK), Electo Silva Lora (The Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil), Profs Ednildo Andrade Torres and Gaudencio Freires (The Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil), Prof Rene Lesme Jaen (The University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba), Prof Magin Lapuerta (The University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain) and Profs Luca Ciccolanti and Gabriele Comodi (The Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy). Presentations described aims, objectives and activities of the CRUX Project and its implementation at Partner Universities in Brazil, Colombia and Cuba. Presenters also discussed research activities at Universities of the Project Consortium in the area of Renewable Energy Technologies.

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The 1st Meeting, 5 -7 April 2016, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Project Newsletter 1

The 1st Erasmus+ “The Crux” Project Meeting
5-7 April 2016
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The CRUX First Project meeting took place at Northumbria University to discuss organizational issues and plan of actions for the project implementation. The meeting was attended by teams from Northumbria University (UNN, Newcastle, UK), The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Ciudad Real, Spain), The Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM, Ancona, Italy), The Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI, Itajuba, Brazil), The Federal University of Bahia (UFBA, Salvador, Brazil), The Industrial University of Santander (UIS, Bucaramanga, Columbia); The University of Santander (UDES, Bucaramanga, Colombia), The University of Oriente (UdO, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) and Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE, La-Habana, Cuba).

The Presentations described aims, objectives and activities of the CRUX Project and its implementation at Partner Universities in Brazil, Colombia and Cuba. Presenters also discussed research activities at Universities of the Project Consortium in the area of Renewable Energy Technologies.
The meeting was kicked-off with presentations on the teaching and research activities and infrastructure available for each team in the Project Consortium.
Aim and objectives of the CRUX Project were confirmed and details of cooperation, management and communication arrangements were discussed. Membership of the Project Executive Committee (PEC) was finalised and External experts were nominated. Preliminary list of modules to be enhanced or newly developed were discussed for teaching undergraduate and MSc students. Proposals were considered on improvement of Skills Development (SD) of PhD students at Partner Universities.

Project Methodology and Project activities were ratified and plans on implementation of Project Work Packages were discussed for the full duration of the project with tasks identified for each team.

The list of deliverables to be achieved prior to the Second Project Meeting was approved with contributions to be made by each team.

The specialised workshop was provided by representatives of Financial and Legal Teams of Northumbria University on the Partnership Agreement details, Legal and Financial issues and procedures on implementation of the project activities.

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