Climate-KIC Open Innovation Slam, 21 September 2014


Harvesting & Re-Using Waste Thermal Energy

The community voting for the Climate-KIC Open Innovation Slam is now on and everybody is invited to vote until 21 September. You can have 5 votes to be distributed to 5 ideas. The ideas with the most votes will move on to the jury voting. As an example, a Birmingham proposal is ‘Harvesting & Re-Using Waste Thermal Energy in Berlin Transport’. This innovative proposal seeks to capture and extract the heat from buses, trains and trams in Berlin, where the vehicles have on-board cooling systems to extract heat from internal combustion engines, cool electric motors, etc.. At the moment, this energy is just escaping into the atmosphere and the idea is to re-use this harvested energy.

The voting is open to everyone who is registered on the website – and to everyone who will register until the end of the voting. You can register and vote here.