Bus-iness not as usual: creating the trolleybus grid of the future

General description

A charming town bearing a considerable resemblance to the city of Amsterdam, but without all the crazy hustle. That is Delft. Despite being labeled as relatively calm and quiet, you will come across more than a handful of inviting unique pubs, bars, and cozy cafes here. Wanna see more? Jump on a bike and within a short ride you can reach some of the bigger cities in the area (Rotterdam, Den Haag) or even the beach. And let’s not forget about the university - TU Delft ranks as one of the best universities of technology in the world! That is why the Local BEST Group (LBG) in Delft in cooperation with the university staff invites every year around 20 enthusiastic students from all over Europe to join their BEST Course and also to experience the perks of student life in Delft. The current trend in technology is sustainable energy. And in Delft, we make sure to keep up with the course of innovation. Therefore, this year we invite you to experience the excitement of learning about renewable energy technology. Come explore the various challenges and solutions of the transport networks of the future: the multi-functional grid with solar panels, wind turbines, storage systems, and electric vehicle chargers. We can promise you an enthusiastic teaching staff, exciting academic program, and friendly LBG BESTies with the BEST cultural and social program!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Automotive Engineering , Civil Engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
As a case study, this course will study the design of the smart and sustainable trolleybus network of the future – a network that is no longer just a load on the city grid, but instead an active, green player that can share or even supply some extra city functionalities such as electric vehicles chargers.
Learning goals and objectives:
For the participants to understand the challenges and possible solutions for the electrification of public transport in the fight against climate change
Examination type:
Written exam
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter and answers to questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Scouting place
3 meals a day, at least one hot meal.
Bikes, trams, trains, buses