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International Partnerships with Research Institutions

ESEIA – European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance

ESEIA is a European network for sustainable energy innovations initiated by TU Graz. The members of ESEIA have committed themselves to the goals of advancing the use of renewable energy and the implementation of sustainable technologies in Europe.  

The network brings together leading institutions in the field of sustainable energy systems: including both energy generation and energy use in research, teaching and innovation.  

ESEIA has developed its own programme of education and training. 2 master's programmes are offered together with the University of Twente in the Netherlands:

Areas of Cooperation

  • Innovation
  • Research
  • Education
  • Policy

Working Groups

  • Bioresources, Biobased Economy and Bioresource Utilization
  • Energy Transition in Urban Regions
  • Smart Energy Materials
  • Governance, Business Models and Legal Frameworks
  • Education and Training

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

The particle accelerator Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste has many different applications, from medical diagnostics to analysis of components for the automotive industry.   The electron synchrotron consists of an accelerator ring with a circumference of 260 m and produces synchrotron radiation. This large research facility is used for research on nanostructures by scientists from approximately 40 countries.

2 Research Stations

Austria operates two research stations, which have been managed by TU Graz since 2011/12:
  • SAXS: structural characterisation of the irradiated material
  • DXRL beamline: manufacturing of extremely small structures, such as microscopic cogs and injection needles, using high-intensity x-rays