Call for student posters | WindEurope Electric City 2021

Call for student posters

Call for student posters – Deadline to submit: 24 September – NOW CLOSED

For the first time, WindEurope, with the support of the European Academy of Wind Energy, will organise a call for student posters to give Masters and PhD students an opportunity to present their work and get a chance to meet the industry.

Up to 100 selected students will get a free access to the conference and exhibition* and an unprecedented opportunity to meet industry experts and recruiters.

* selected students will be offered a free pass for the event. Travel and accommodation are not included.

What are we covering?

If you’ve been working/researching on any aspect of onshore wind or offshore wind, from technology to economic, societal and environmental impacts, or if you research explores the combination of wind with other technologies (solar PV, storage…) and the electrification of the wider energy system with wind energy, with some innovative ideas and approaches, then we’d like to hear about it!

What kind of contributions are we looking for?

  • Presentations of completed Masters theses
  • Early PhD project outlines (1st year)
  • Temporary research groups work overviews


To be eligible for consideration, authors must fall under one of the below categories:

  • A master student in your last year, with a thesis that will have been defended by the time the event takes place;
  • A PhD student in your first year;
    1. A student working in a temporary research group, which meets the following criteria:
      • The research group must be financed by a public R&I funding programme (EU or national);
      • The research group must be time-limited (a specific department or unit within a faculty does not count as a research group);
      • The research group must still be active by the end of 2021;
      • Submitter and main author must be a PhD student.
Examples of eligible groups would be Marie Curie International Training Networks, ERC Grants, Independent Junior Research Groups, Collaborative Research Centres or other national equivalents.

Proof of enrolment is requested and mandatory to be eligible for selection.

What is the timeline?

  • Call for student posters: submit by 24 September 2021
  • Review of abstracts: until mid October 2021
  • Notification of selection: October 2021

Download the submission guidelines

Click on the tabs below to see the different lists of topics

Onshore wind: assessing the resource

  • Modelling
  • Wakes and blockage
  • Measurements
  • Big data

Onshore turbines: design innovations

  • Towers
  • Blades: making them more silent and resistant
  • Electrical components
  • Operation in extreme conditions (cold climate, tropics)

Onshore turbines: reducing costs

Onshore turbines: boosting performance

  • Measurements and testing
  • Control and monitoring

Onshore turbines: circular approaches

  • Rotor blades recycling

Onshore wind farms: easing permitting

  • Community engagement
  • Regulatory approaches

Onshore wind farms: environmental impacts

  • Biodiversity
  • Noise

Onshore wind farms: siting

Onshore wind farms: optimising operations

  • Installation & logistics for larger turbines
  • Wind farm control & monitoring
  • Big Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Maintenance

Onshore wind farms: end of life

  • Extending lifetime
  • Decommissioning
  • Repowering

Onshore wind farms: safe operations

  • Skills & training
  • Health and safety standards & culture

Offshore wind: assessing the resource

  • Modelling
  • Wakes and blockage
  • Measurements

Offshore turbines: design innovations

  • Turbines and components
  • Fixed-bottom foundations
  • Floating foundations
  • Blades: improving aerodynamics and limiting erosion
  • Operation in extreme conditions (cold climate, tropics)

Offshore turbines: reducing costs

Offshore turbines: boosting performance

  • Measurement and testing
  • Control and monitoring

Offshore turbines: circular approaches

  • Components recycling

Offshore wind farms: easing permitting

  • Happy coexistence with civil and military aviation and ships
  • Happy coexistence with fisheries
  • Preserving marine biodiversity
  • Maritime spatial planning

Offshore wind farms: siting

Offshore wind farms: installation

  • Port infrastructure
  • Vessels
  • Cables
  • Floating wind turbines

Offshore wind farms: optimising operations

  • Control and monitoring
  • Big Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Maintenance

Offshore wind farms: safe operations

  • Skills & training
  • Health and safety standards & culture

Offshore wind farms: dismantling and decommissioning

Floating offshore wind

  • Lessons from projects

Onshore grid

  • New technologies
  • Financing grid optimisation and technology roll-out
  • Data exchanges with TSOs/DSOs
  • Cybersecurity

Offshore grid

  • Cables (export cables, inter-array cables, cables for clustering, cables for floating wind)
  • HVDC developments
  • Hybrids and clusters
  • Infrastructure for Floating offshore wind farms
  • Financing the offshore grid: business models
  • Cybersecurity

Market integration

  • Boosting the value of wind
  • Market designs for large-scale integration of renewables
  • Grid codes
  • System services

Flexibility solutions & technologies

  • Improving wind power forecasting
  • Hybrid and virtual power plants (wind + other generation such as solar PV)
  • Storage solutions
  • Ancillary services

Renewable hydrogen

  • Electrolyser technologies
  • Coupling wind and hydrogen
  • Hydrogen fuels
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulatory issues
  • Showcasing real projects

Wind to-X: renewable electrification solutions for industrial applications

  • Wind + E-charging
  • Heating
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Commercial and residential electrification

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