The Delft Energy Initiative, in collaboration with the faculty of TPM, The Green Village, Shell and Heineken, now offers talented MSc students the opportunity to work on a challenging industry project: Ice from the Sky. “Ice from the Sky”
is Marcel Verduijn’s winning idea of the TEDx Amsterdam event in 2012.
The idea of “Ice from the Sky” is to make use of the earth’s atmosphere to reduce the waste of food, medicine etc in remote and tropical countries. This would be done by achieving ice from the atmosphere using a balloon to lift a flexible container with water into the sky; when is high enough, the water freezes, is returned to the earth where it is used for the required cooling purposes.
To thoroughly look at this “Ice from the Sky” concept, we are looking for 4-5 bright and capable MSc-students to work on a project with supervision of Shell and Heineken. The learning aims of this project are team building, communication, formulating a problem definition and innovation management. We want you to learn about the point of view of companies when dealing with innovative ideas. We offer you
• Expertise from Shell and Heineken on details on the requirements and access to know-how
• Dr. Patrick van der Duin (TPM) for academic supervision and grading
• 3 EC on your diploma when successfully completing the project
What we ask you:
• to be available on regularly basis from mid-April until end of June (Q4) for group meetings and supervision meetings
• to deliver, with your group, a prototype or model, a presentation of results and progress meetings and reports on results. Assessment includes
o TECOPS, i.e. analysis of Technical, Economical, Commercial, Organizational, Political and Sustainability aspects
o Innovative solutions, benefitting the brands of Heineken and Shell
o Iconic and inspirational design
If you want to apply, please submit a motivation and a grade list (BSc and MSc programme) to the Delft Energy Initiative (email@example.com) before March 31st
. Selection of students will be done by a committee including representatives of Shell, Heineken and TU Delft.