IECO Days 2020

During 10th and 11th of December IECO successfully hosted a virtual Scientific and Innovation event on Eco-Industrial Development with over 70 researchers from the IECO Partner Universities as well as with numerous strategic partners and supporters. 

We want to thank all of our participants and specially all of our speakers and panellists for your attendance, your interests, your questions and the great IECO spirit!

On December 10th, there were scientific workshops around the four main Topics of IECO (established topic teams) plus a general informative session for those who were new to the project (newcomers).  On December 11th, it’s was all about Innovation. There was a very interesting presentation as well as a very active round table discussion as well. Below is the complete program of the event.

The participants received the presentations shared during the event per Email.

You can access all videos of the presentations of the IECO Days 2020 as a playlist in KIT YouTube Channel.





Who should participate?


Activities of the day      

10. Dec

Science day!

09.00 to 11.00 hrs Chile

13.00 to 15.00 hrs Germany


Researchers interested in   collaborating within IECO (newcomers)

Informative session for newcomers: researchers, PhD students and advanced Master students are welcome. Introduction to IECO, its topics and collaboration possibilities.

Video: history of IECO

Video: IECO today

Video: Financial Opportunities

Researchers from established IECO Topic teams 

Group work within the established IECO Topic Teams:

T1 – Sustainable Usage of Water and Energy in an Urban Context

T2 – Sustainable Material and Energy Transformation of Biomass

T3 – Eco-Industrial Utilization of Resources from the Subsurface

T4 – Urban Eco-Industrial Development in South-America

11. Dec

Innovation day! 

09.00 to 11.00 hrs Chile

13.00 to 15.00 hrs Germany

Researchers, PhD Students, IECO Topic Teams and anyone interested in the international collaboration

1) Introduction to the methodology “Technology Application Selection (TAS)” as a Framework for Technology Push Innovation by Dipl.-Ing. Despoina Ntagiakou (EnTechnon at KIT). Video here

2) Roundtable discussion “Innovation and technology transfer in international collaboration: Challenges and opportunities”.  Panellists from the innovation community in Germany and Chile from KIT, Fokus.Energie, UdeC, CORFO, SOFOFA Hub, ProChile and IUSLATAM will discuss the topic and your questions. Video here: 

For further information, please contact the IECO coordinator at KITgabriela.espinosa_at_kit.edu