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Interdisciplinary Education and Knowledge Transfer in Merging the Mobility and the Energy Transitions

Karoline Karohs; Birgit Böhm

The “Forschungscampus Mobility2Grid” research project is currently working on solutions to merge the mobility sector and the energy transition by using electric vehicles’ batteries as energy storages in decentralized urban micro smart grids to balance fluctuations in energy production. This will only work if all stakeholders are informed and educated about the technical, economic, and social implications – as well as the challenges and benefits – of the energy and mobility transitions. In pursuit of this goal, one of the project’s working groups, “Education and Knowledge Transfer”, develops and tests different interdisciplinary educational formats. This article gives an introduction to the project and presents its initial experiences with the formats. To fulfil the needs of business and to adapt solutions to existing concepts and products, it has been found that formats need to be compact, flexible, and modular while being praxis-oriented and specific to the target group. One of the main factors of success for the formats is the living lab approach of using the EUREF-Campus in Berlin as a showcase for realization.

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