Climate-KIC Malta Newsletter Issue 3
Next year promises to be an interesting period in life of the City of Valletta.
The European Capital of Culture year begins with a unique celebration that’s worthy of the traditional Maltese Festa during the 14th – 20th January.
Valletta 2018 will be an exciting year-long celebration – a cultural programme that starts in the capital city and reaches out to towns and villages all over Malta and Gozo. The opening week will draw crowds to the heart of Valletta with music and entertainment, street artists and performers spreading word of the Opening around the capital’s streets, exhibitions set in diverse venues around the city, open days that re-discover Valletta’s fascinating historical spaces, community storytelling events centred around the city’s residents and the spaces they use, and much more.
Two Climate-KIC pioneers placement at the Institute for Sustainable Energy
Jonas Ott (Germany) and Máté Osvald (Hungary) have started their placement at the Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta, under the Climate-KIC initiative, which is managed locally by Paragon Europe.
Jonas is working on passivation techniques used for solar wafers, under the supervision of Prof. Luciano Mule’ Stagno and Mr Mark Anthony Callus, while Máté
is carrying out an analysis of energy efficiency measures at the St. Nicholas College Siggiewi Primary School, focusing on the effect of the motorised vertical louvre shading system, under the supervision of Eur. Ing. Dr. Charles Yousif and Ing. Damien Gatt.
Climate-KIC stands for Climate Knowledge and Innovation Communities managed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth, by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.