Call ENavi Summer School



from May 12 until May 18 in Potsdam, Germany

With its overarching theme - “DIGITISATION OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION” – the ENavi Summer School will launch a series of interactive events to be held annually in Potsdam. The intense five-day, multi-faceted programme will help participants to acquire profound knowledge in the following fields:

  • Future Mobility
  • Blockchain and Big Data
  • Smart Energy Management of Building Heating Systems
  • Integrated Energy Systems
  • Smart Digital Solutions

Participants and Speakers will be engaged in discussions and group works on these key issues.

The aim of the programme is to bring together as many as fifty talented early-career scientists and young professionals operating in the private sector, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations from within all Kopernikus projects and other European organisations.

Together they will discuss scientific findings on the digitisation of the energy transition on the basis of various criteria. These will then be translated into findings and options on a road(s) map with sustainable, innovative pathways.

In this context, the ENavi Summer School provides a unique opportunity for all participants to foster cooperation and encourages an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. These issues span a multitude of natural and social science disciplines and invite stakeholders from the public and private sector to become involved.

Not only experts from within the Kopernikus projects, but also stakeholders and guest lecturers from other high-level national institutes and organisations will contribute knowledge and insights to the Summer School programme. It will comprise lectures, various discussion formats as well as interactive group work activities.

PROGRAMME (last update 12.05.19)


If you want to apply for the programme you will have to submit your CV and two reference persons by e-mail. Please also express in your e-mail why you want to attend the programme.

The call for application is over now. The deadline for submitting an application was on 15 February 2019 and all candidates have been chosen.


Applicants should be in their early career (aged 25-40) with a university degree or other comparable qualification. And besides their professional expertise they should have a strong interest in sustainability and energy topics and be motivated to engage actively in the programme. Excellent English skills will be essential.


The Summer School 2019 will be conducted at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS):

Check-In Boarding House

During the Summer School 2019 all participants will stay at the: Waveboard Boarding House Potsdam.

Two people will share an apartment. Breakfast is not included but a fully equipped pantry kitchen is available in each apartment.

Schiffbauergasse 13a
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 200 85 90

SUNDAY, 12 May 2019

Check-in will be available from 2:00 p.m. If you arrive earlier, please, check prior to your arrival if your apartment is ready. If not, you may leave your luggage at the front desk and go for a little stroll to explore charming Potsdam.

Welcome Dinner 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

We will have a welcome dinner starting at 07:00 p.m. at a restaurant in Potsdam. Instructions about the chosen place and how to get there will be given at a later stage.

Public transport from Berlin

For ground transport you will need a single fare ticket for the zones ABC (€ 3,40). You can obtain it either from a ticket machine outside the airport or from the counter inside the airport. You can also purchase a ticket from the bus driver. When you buy it from a ticket machine, please make sure to validate it by stamping (red box, next to the ticket machine or on the bus).

From Potsdam Central Station

Take tram 93 in direction of „Glienicker Brücke“ and get off at „Berliner Strasse/Schiffbauergasse“ (6 stops). Then it is a 3 minute walk to the Boarding House:

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From the airports

From Berlin-Tegel Airport:
Take bus X9 (express line) or 109 to Zoologischer Garten and transfer to the regional train RE 1 or suburban train S-Bahn S7 towards Potsdam Hbf (Central Station). From here take tram 93 and proceed as shown above.

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(duration of journey approximately 70 minutes)

From Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport: 
Take the regional train RB 22 to Potsdam Central Station. From here take tram 93 in direction of „Glienicker Brücke“ and proceed as shown above.

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(duration of journey approximately 80 minutes)

From Berlin Hbf (Central Station):
Take the regional train RE or suburban train S7 from platform 16 (takes 35 minutes) to Potsdam Central Station. From here take tram 93 in direction of „Glienicker Brücke“ and proceed as shown above.

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Berliner Str. 130

14467 Potsdam

→ Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Potsdam
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 Waveboard Boarding House Potsdam
Schiffbauergasse 13a
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 (0)331/ 200 85 90
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Free WIFI will be available in the boarding house and at the IASS


Photographs and film footage may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognisable image or a video. By registering and participating in this event, you consent to being photographed or filmed and authorise the organisers to use the photographs or film in print, digital, video or web-based format for its promotional and archival purposes.


The organiser will cover for the costs of food and lodging during the entire stay. Sunday May 12 will be the day of arrival and Saturday, May 18 will be the day of departure.
For the accommodation we will provide fully equipped apartments to be shared by two people at Waveboard Boarding House in Potsdam.

There will be no tuition fee but participants have to organise their travel to and from Potsdam at their own expense.

For further information please contact Angela Borowski