Every year young researchers at imec submit their 3-minute pitch for the science figured out project. Science Figured Out takes young researchers out of their comfort zones and places them in front of a camera with a clear assignment: share your passion for research with the general public.
Our scientists participated with some research projects on sustainability. Check out our pitches here.
Science Figured Out is an initiative of Scriptie vzw, a non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting science and technology in Flanders.
If we covered the entire surface of Portugal with solar panels, we could generate enough energy to power the whole world. Of course, no Portuguese will ever allow this. But what if we could use their windows? Jacopo Sala (imec - KU Leuven) is researching the solar panels of the future.
It is interesting to invest in solar panels, but which technology should you choose? How many panels should you install? And what is the return on investment? Gofran Chowdhury (Imec - KU Leuven - Energyville) is developing a "crystal ball" to help you choose the optimal solar technology and configuration for your home.
Imagine a future where you can travel from Liverpool to London in an hour in a fully electric flying cab? Andrea Pitillas (imec - KU Leuven - University of Ghent) is working on the 'batteries of the future' to make this possible.