The project is implemented as part of the “Professional Qualification component” of the “Energy Efficiency Reform in Ukraine” Project implemented by Deutsche Geselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ).
Organizer and performer – NGO “School of Energy Efficiency”.
Dates: September 2019 – June 2020
To set up Energy-Innovation Hubs as platforms for interaction between representatives from businesses, higher educational institutions, vocational educational institutions, general secondary educational institutions in order to create a state-of-the-art model for training qualified specialists in the field of energy efficiency.
To initiate based on EnInhub an innovative model of cooperation between project target audiences for the purpose of training qualified specialists in the field of EE.
Students and teachers of higher education institutions
students and teachers of vocational education institutions
pupils and teachers of secondary schools
M. Beketov Kharkiv National University of Urban Economy
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture
The first step to achieve the goal and tasks of the Project was the selection among 8 higher educational institutions of Ukraine of 3 universities for the creation of EnInHubs.
Based on the results of competitive selection three motivated universities in various regions of Ukraine were selected. This allowed to reach a maximum target audience and ensured favorable conditions for the future operation of each EnInHub.
As part of the project, each Hub was equipped with demonstration and laboratory equipment.
Follow the links below to travel and view the contents of each EnInHub in 3D tours:
Four starting conferences were held with the involvement of all target groups and stakeholders: in Kyiv and on the basis of each winning university.
As part of the preparation of the planned project activities, the organizers developed a corporate style of the project. A group of graphic design experts offered a number of branded products that each participant of the conference received.
To create the energy innovation space for the education, cooperation, experience exchange, demonstration and promotion of EE, renewable energy and environment protection, “Energy Efficiency Reform in Ukraine” Project which is implemented by the Deutsche Geselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), provided technical support in setting up EnInHubs. This includes:
— The development and implementation of training courses for universities and vocational educational institutions.
— The procurement of demo and lab equipment from GIZ.
— The integration of “Climate Drops” Mobile App.
— The installation of “Smart Energy” energy modeling technology.
To demonstrate students, academia, local business, representatives of authorities, international institutions unique prospects of EnInHub development in their regions and enable them to determine the most interesting strategic areas of EnInHub activities, the Ukraine-wide hackathon was held in March 2020.
The event was held in the format of the online conference – simultaneously among all teams from three universities.
Teams prepared presentations of each participant and their EnInHubs in video clips during the demonstration of the home task.
Each team developed and presented its strategy of EnInHub development for three years which was then assessed using pre-determined criteria.
“KPI” (Dnipro) team – as a winner, received financial support (UAH 50 000) to implement ideas to be introduced in Dnipro EnInHub.
Due to the quarantine measures scheduled events were moved to the online format. For us, this was not only a challenge, but also opened new opportunities: it allowed to attract a wider audience, to hold events simultaneously for all universities, to improve communication between all participants.
Thanks to the coordinated cooperation of the parties, all the planned goals and objectives of the project were realized in full and with additional bonuses.
To attract more participants to the project activities and to the field of energy efficiency in general, 11 different competitions were held, the winners of which received valuable gifts: power banks, eco-bags, thermo cups and branded T-shirts.
As part of the EnInHab project, we conducted 6 webinars with vendors for students and teachers of vocational schools and specialized universities.
In order to highlight current trends in the development of professional standards, understanding the mechanisms of creation and accreditation of qualified centers, 2 career guidance webinars were held for representatives of EnInHubs, representatives of local authorities and local businesses.
A total of 24 videos were prepared with opinion leaders, ministry representatives, vendors, and EnInHab leaders.
At the final conference the results of the Project activities were summarized. The conference was attended by donor organizations, organizers, Hackathon teams, representatives of local governments.
Webinar recordings are freely available at: