PITCH “MARATHON” on eco-sustainable projects

Grand Challenges Scholars Program (EU Chapter)

December 15, 2023 – GC-Europe Conference

The “Pitch Marathon Conference” includes brief interventions from key actors in the sectoring during the continuous plenary sessions, alongside parallel interactive breakout rooms. This format creates a dynamic environment for experts and enthusiasts in the energy sector to connect, facilitating the exchange of valuable thoughts and experiences from participants worldwide. As in the previous eight editions, the conference upholds its commitment to providing an academic platform for sharing research, projects, ideas, models, and best practices.

To participate to the conference please register at: https://forms.gle/5JETWVxKntTcRNjh8

To attend the conference on the day click on the following link 



Zoom meeting ID: 347 322 1965

Password: GCSP2023



Special thanks from the Conference Committee and the Grand Challenges students that with Micro Grid Academy, and their US colleagues, worked enthusiastically for the new GC-EU 2023 conference.

Our efforts are being rewarded with impressive numbers

  • Attendees and Speakers from 27 countries will share insights

UK, Kenya, Brazil, India, Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Nigeria, Somalia, Zambia, Ghana, Albania, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sudanese, Palestine, Libya, Uganda, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, South Africa, Syria

  • 66 among Universities, Industries, Research and Development Centres will contribute to the discussion

University of Roma Sapienza, SUNY-State University of New York,  SUNY- ESF Department of ERE, DESTEC Department, University of Pisa, Heriot-Watt University Orkney, University of Southampton/Energy and Climate Change Division, Strathmore University, Department of Industrial Engineering – University of Salerno, University of Aleppo, University of Southern California, North Carolina State University, Gulu University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Bayero University, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, the University of Zambia, Jomo Kenyatta university of Agriculture and Technology, CREA, Teesside, Link2007, European Parliament Advisors, Enel Foundation, Eutropian, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, EVOLUTION SOCIAL GROP, CHAK, Hack Humanity, Local energy, Universal Energy Access Laboratory/MIT Energy Initiative & IIT Comillas P. University, EOT srl, Planet Smart City, Technical Solidarity ONLUS, FSA, Polarium Energy Solution AB, Jkuat, Breva solar solutions, Abdeeq Solar Firm, Sustainable Energy for All , Nigerian Electricity Supply Corporation , LITEUP NAIJA PROJECT LTD, Eastlands college of technology, Bigi Electricals and Electronics, UNZA, SOLHO , County Government of Kilifi, KOSAP, Ministry of Energy Kenya , St.Kizito vti, TEECO, DG Impianti SpA, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology , Exceltric Technologies Limited, Strategic Energy , Kenya Power – Institute of Energy Studies and Research, Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainability Transitions (CREST), Solar Centre of Excellence, Mesoamerican Knowledge Lab, Green Grid Energy Limited, Environmental Protection Agency, Grand Challenges Scholars Program, Planet Energy Corp.Ltd, DPI Diritti Per l’Inclusione – Buonabitare, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Community ” CER- Valcanneto”, Engie, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, KPMG, Phoenix Solar Distributors (Pty) Ltd.


A big thank you to our confirmed speakers for their crucial contributions to a day of vibrant multi-stakeholder collaboration. Our goal is to spark a collaborative exchange of projects and ideas, collectively working towards optimizing methods for the sustainable development of Renewable Energy, Mini Grids, and Communities, encompassing technical, environmental, and socio-economic aspects.

There is still time to register

Registration link: https://forms.gle/5JETWVxKntTcRNjh8  


The Technical Scientific Committee

Andrea Micangeli

Andreea Dumitrascu

Gaia Vinciguerra

Salvatore Familiari


Conference Theme Focus on Mini-Grids, Sustainability, and Community-Based Energy Systems.

Format Online event hosted by Sapienza University.

Time From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Language Presentations may be delivered in English or Italian.

Target audience International Scholars from Europe, Africa, and US.

Conference Outcomes The objective of this event is to cultivate and strengthen our robust networks and collaborations

Cost Attendance is FREE, courtesy of our sponsors