Course: Technology at the Service of the Climate and Energy Challenge


20 June 2022 - 21 June 2022


Palacio Miramar. Pº de Miraconcha nº 48. Donostia / San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa)


9:00 am - 1:30 pm

This summer course offers a theoretical and practical approach to various aspects concerning the Energy, Climate and Urban Transition

The Climate and Energy Challenge, as well as the goals of the European Green Deal will be discussed from the point of view of technology; how technological and urban development solutions are being addressed on an international level to reduce and mitigate the effects of climate and energy crises.

This summer course offers

  • A theoretical and practical approach to various aspects concerning the Energy, Climate and Urban Transition.
  • The current state of the art of the solutions being considered will be explored, as well as specific examples of projects with companies and institutions that already up and running and producing results.
  • Dynamic and interactive presentations that enable participants to learn about the various technologies that address this current challenge – the climate and energy challenge – which is of great importance to Europe.


  • Awareness of the climate and energy crisis.
  • Knowledge of the state of the art of technology with regard to the climate and energy challenge.

Target audience

  • University students
  • Non-university students
  • Faculty
  • Professionals
  • General public


  • Short presentations by experts in the technological fields that are essential to tackle the climate and energy challenge in Europe.

Palacio Miramar. Donostia-San Sebastián

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8:45 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:10 am

Presentation of the activity by the Management

José Luis Elejalde Hernani, TECNALIA - Director of the Energy and Urban Transition Unit

9:10 am - 9:45 am

European Green Deal, Basque Green Deal and the Challenge of Competitive Decarbonisation

Asier Maiztegui Eriz, TECNALIA - Business Development Manager for Decarbonisation

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Climate Change: Technologies for Observation and Modelling

Santiago Gaztelumendi, TECNALIA - Director of the Meteorology and Climate Area

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

Efren Feliu, TECNALIA - Head of Climate Change Adaptation

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Capture, Storage and Uses of CO2

Soraya Prieto, TECNALIA - Head of Sustainable Chemistry

11:15 am - 11:45 am


11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Electrical System and Smart Grids

Ángel Diaz Gallo, TECNALIA - Director of the Grids and Energy System Area

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Evolution of Renewable Energy

José Luis Villate Martinez, TECNALIA - Director of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Circularity

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Present and Future of Hydrogen

Ekain Fernández Guesalaga. TECNALIA - Head of Hydrogen Technologies

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Conclusions