December 3, the annual international student event Youth Day 2020 started wThe Opening Ceremony of the annual international student event Youth Day 2020 took place on the 3rd of December, which top 50 graduates of the Virtual Academy from 31 universities, representing 11 countries, take part in.
The Virtual Academy, the first stage of the Energy Challenge 2.0 project has just been completed. The expert group has finished assessing the student research projects, and now we can sum up the results.
For three months, April 15 – July 10, 270 students representing 75 universities of 22 countries studied online on the educational program “Energy 2020: Back to the Future” based on the UNECON distance learning platform.
The Energy Challenge team from the Higher Economic School of UNECON carried out serious expert and organizational work and prepared three training modules.
May 27 – June 17 the third training module was held at the Virtual Academy of the Energy Challenge project. The Academy participants, together with industry experts, had to determine what kinds of policies, strategies, and investment decisions should be taken right now on a corporate level to ensure our safe and sustainable future.
The webinar program of Module 3 covered a wide range of topics offered by partner companies:
May 27, the second study module was completed at the Virtual Academy of the Energy Challenge project. It was dedicated to the topic of “Foresight, a look into the future”. VA participants together with experts tried to determine the trends and technologies, which will form the foundation of our energy future for the next 20-30.
The webinar program of Module 2 was even more intense:
April 15, 2020 we started the Virtual Academy, the first stage of the Energy Challenge 2.0 project, organized by Higher Economic School of UNECON.
The first training module was held from April 15 to May 6. It was dedicated to the hindsight in order to summarize and compare the expectations and results of the major energy events and trends since the beginning of XXI.
Since 2019, the annual project of the Youth Day as a part of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, organized by HES UNECON, has been realized in the upgraded format of the Energy Challenge. It still holds the status of the International Business Congresses’ working project and has the support of the leading energy companies and organizations as Gazprom, Uniper, Wintershall Dea, Gasunie, Energy Delta Institute, OMV, Shell, Schneider Electric, ESMT, Expoforum, and others.
On October 1-3, 2019 the final events of the project of Youth Day: Energy Challenge were held at the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF). It is the 5th jubilee edition of the project.
The organizer of event is Higher Economic School of St. Petersburg State University of Economics (HES UNECON) under the support of organizations members of International Business Congress (IBC): Gazprom, Gasunie, OMV, Uniper, Wintershall Dea, Shell as well as with partnership of Energy Delta Institute (EDI), European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Schneider Electric, Siemens, Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) and Expoforum.
July 15, 2019 the study process in Virtual Academy has finished. The participants submitted their final #project_challenge aimed to assess their research and analytical skills, as well as the ability to present the project to the public. The project should be related to energy industry: technology, business process, market, product etc., and explain its competitive advantage, creating value, feasibility, impact etc.