Junior Academy: New challenge for flexible electricity use

Now Junior Academy is releasing its spring challenge, aimed at 13 to 17 year-olds who have been accepted as members. This time Chalmers University of Technology and IVA are looking for innovative approaches to flexible use of electricity by individuals, industry and/or society.

With the transformation now under way from fossil fuels to electrification, electricity demand will continue to grow. Individuals, societies and industries currently need a reliable source of large amounts of electricity, but the supply of electricity is neither infinite nor stable. With green energy (e.g. from solar or wind) in particular, the power supply can fluctuate.

Experts propose switching to more flexible electricity use. IVA and Chalmers University of Technology have therefore developed this challenge for the members of Junior Academy. We’re looking for innovative solutions to support flexible and smart electricity use by individuals, societies and industries.

Members of Junior Academy are welcome to register for this challenge or for other challenges within Junior Academy here!

The challenges will open up on 28 February, but starting on 14 February, members can participate in boot camps to learn about the challenges and what is required.

About Junior Academy

Junior Academy is an international science programme that aims to spark curiosity among young people in science and technology. The programme offers young people ages 13 to 17 a chance to work on innovative solutions to real societal challenges in their spare time. The focus is on areas relating to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Interest in these subjects is often associated with the engineering profession, where problem-solving is very important.

Junior Academy in Sweden is a joint programme of IVA and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). IVA’s participation is possible thanks to the main project sponsor, the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Foundation.

Contact information

Nadja Prigorowsky
Communications Assistant
Phone +46 72-070 19 94