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  • Workshop I: Digital lighting and human health
  • Lighting conditions affect cognitive abilities and behaviors. Full control of spectral features of lighting enables the possibility of discriminating and individually exploiting such effects. SSL light-engines with added intelligence offer the possibility of tailoring spectral distributions respectful with our circadian rhythms or capable of inducing desired effects on behavior, mood and / or physiology. The objective of the HI-LED workshop is attracts the participation from senior representatives of leading public, industrial companies, education and research organizations around the world interested in human-centric lighting to discuss about advances in the field, foster LED based technology and identify opportunities for research and collaboration under Horizon 2020 framework.

    3:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Presentation of “HI-LED project”, Dr. J. Carreras and Dr. M .Perálvarez (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research IREC, Spain)
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    3:15 pm – 3:50 pm, Keynote 1: “Biological effects of light: implications for human health”, Dr. C. Gronfier (Institut National de la Santé et de la recherche médicale INSERM, France)

    3:50 pm – 4:25 pm, Keynote 2: “Using Tuneable LED Light Sources to Modulate the Non-Visual Pathway”, Dr. A. Hurlbert and S. Aston (Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK)
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    4:25 pm – 5:00 pm, Keynote 3: “Human Centric Lighting in Application” A. Wojtysiak (OSRAM GmbH, Germany)
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    5:00 pm – 5:25 pm, Coffe break and networking

    5:25 pm – 6:00 pm, Keynote 4: “Light effects on circadian rhythms: Lessons from animals lab”, Dr. T. Cambras (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Spain).
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    6:00 pm – 6:35 pm, Keynote 5: “Protecting the melatonin rhythm through circadian healthy light exposure” , Mª Ángeles Bonmatí (Chronobiology Laboratory, University of Murcia, Spain)

    6:35 pm – 6:45 pm, Close

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  • Workshop II: Recovery of CO2 and synthetic fuels

    Catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 to obtain methane or other products such as methanol is an important way of obtaining synthetic fuels today, while at the same time helping to reduce the carbon footprint. There are various technologies available depending on the source and process of capturing the CO2 as well as the means of obtaining hydrogen.

    During the working session, discussions will include the different options and technological means of capturing and processing CO2, with a particular emphasis on sources of biogenic origin (biomass, treatment plant sludge, purines, etc.), as well as reviewing the state of the art for obtaining hydrogen by electrolysis or solar means. Finally, we will discuss and evaluate the current state of methanation reactor technology and current and future implications on costs and potential uses (SNG, biomethane, methanol, etc.) in the new energy models based on a circular economy.

  • Workshop III: Global opportunities for SMEs in Electro Mobility
  • Given the new supply chains for electric mobility being established worldwide, many potential target markets are located outside Europe, e.g. in highly innovative regions such as United States, Japan, and South Korea, and China or in the emerging countries like India. While major European vehicle manufacturers and Tier-1 suppliers have quickly adopted this trend by establishing global alliances, most small and medium size companies have remained hesitant to reach out for global opportunities so far.

    The workshop will aim to provide your company with insight and knowledge on the global market trends in electric mobility, mechanism and business opportunities.

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    Dr. Arrate Alonso Gomez, MOBI – Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Dr. Frauke Bierau, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
    Dr. Ivan Gallego, Automon – Mondragon Automocion
    Dr.Arrate Alonso Gomez MOBI – Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Marta Pérez Castells – Àrea de Presidència i Relacions Institucionals al Clúster de la Indústria de l’Automoció de Catalunya.

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  • Workshop IV:Energy efficiency in building

  • Following current tendencies, by 2050 the building sector alone will be responsible for all the global emissions that the 2ºC increase scenario allows. It is impossible to reach desirable climate change scenarios with the current building sector. Solving the habitability necessities that the population growth until 2050 will demand requires a deep transformation of the building sector, accompanied by a global change in our whole productive system. This workshop discusses how different technologies and applications can help to reduce the energy impact in the building sector.

    Juan Pérez Rodríguez, CIT UPC

    Rodrigo Morell, PTE-EE (A3e): Energy management, key to improve energy efficiency
    Pau Fonseca, inLab FIB de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), centre membre de CIT UPC: Building efficiency simulation made simple
    Rolf Bastiaanssen, Bax & Willems: Improving energy efficiency in housing corporations
    Oscar Subirats & Lidia Sala, ETSAV de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC): Self-sufficient solar energy prototype for the internacional competition Solar Decathlon.




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