EUROSUNMED Solar Festival 21 March 2017 in Cairo, Egypt


Solar Festival on the 21 March 2017 at Helwan University, Cairo in Egypt.


In addition to the industrial workshop, a Solar Festival was also organized by HELWAN University, within the Engineering Faculty. Around 1000 students were invited to attend this festival, in order to meet industrials stakeholders and nationals authorities (Ministry of Military Production, NREA) during open air booths and live exchanges. 
During the festival, the following activities occured:
• Open air booths were made available to facilitate students and industrial stakeholders interviews,
• Students booths with solar energy activities,
• Short panel discussions on solar energy issues animated by national and foreign speakers,

• A "Sun contest" gathering solar-oriented projects carried out by engineering students was also organized
• The inauguration of the demonstration plant located in the Engineering Faculty of Helwan University 


The photo album of the event is available here.

The Demonstration plant video inauguration is available here.

The full programme of the Festival is available below.




9:30 AM

Assembly of all participants at Faculty of Engineering, Helwan

Helwan Univ. Staff

10:00 - 1:00 PM

Open air booths and live exchange with students including:

·       Welcome speeches by EUROSUNMED PI and VIPS.

·       Schneider Electric,  Siemens, Arab organization for industries, Ministry of military production, NREA,  Private company booths as exhibitions, ASRT.

·       Students booths with solar energy activities from faculties of Engineering.

·       Short panel discussions on solar energy issues animated by national and foreign speakers.

·       Sun contest among engineering students

Abdelilah Slaoui (EUROSUNMED PC)


Javier Garcia-Barberena (CENER)

(Research activities)


Zouheir Sekkat (MAScIR)

(research activities)


Harald Svendsen (SINTEF)

(research activities)


Mohammed Abd-Lefdil (University Mohammed V-Adgal)

(Demonstration activities)



Khalid Afanga (MASEN)

(MASEN activities)



1:00 – 2:00

Presentation of winning student projects


2:00 – 3:00

Inauguration of demo plant

President of Helwan University, Prof. Maged Negm

3.00 – 4.30