Training is the key to speed up your career.

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Networking is essential for a more visible and efficient research. Discovering methods from another institution greatly enhances the researchers’ own skills in their field.

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Young researchers will shape the future of research; therefore, they deserve a say towards major stakeholders.

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  • Young Energy Researchers Conference


    Energy Efficiency & Biomass

    The Young Energy Researchers Conference with its two conference tracks, Energy Efficiency and Biomass, presents the work and achievements of young researchers in these fields. The conference offers an opportunity to interact with researchers and industry experts from all over the world. The 2 best contributions are honoured with the awards “Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher” and “Best Young Biomass Researcher” and receive 1,000 Euro each as prize money.

    The Young Energy Researchers Conference takes place on
    4 – 5 March 2020 in Wels/Austria and is organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria.

    Call for Papers

    Young researchers (born after 1984) are invited to submit contributions. A high-level scientific committee selects papers for oral or poster presentation. The organiser of the conference covers the costs of accommodation, meals, participation and local transport (3 conference days) for up to 60 selected participants. Submissions are welcome from all scientific fields (e.g. technology & engineering, economic and social sciences, architecture, law, arts, etc.) and must be in English only.

    Deadline: 10 October 2019, further details:

    We look forward to receiving your contributions!

    The Young Researchers Conference is part of the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYS (WSED, With more than 650 participants from over 50 countries each year, the WSED are one of Europe’s largest annual conferences on sustainable energy.

    Value for your time!

    In just 3 days, the event offers delegates a comprehensive package:

    • 6 CONFERENCES on biomass, energy efficiency, energy services: European Pellet Conference Young Energy Researchers Conference: Biomass + Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Policy Conference Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference Smart E-Mobility Conference
    • hands-on experience through technical site visits
    • a tradeshow with 1,600 exhibiting companies
    • new business opportunities and valuable networking possibilities
    • Austrian hospitality!

    Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!

    Registration & information
    Conference website, and OÖ Energiesparverband, Landstrasse 45, 4020 A-Linz, T: +43-732-7720-14386,,

  • YEAR EU Training The Hague

    After the success of our last EU training, we are delighted to announce that the YEAR – Young European Associated Researchers will host a 2-day training event on Impact and Pitching of Horizon 2020 EU proposals. The event will be organized together with TNO and with one of Europe’s most highly esteemed and sought after trainers – Sean Mc Carthy of Hyperion on EU Proposal writing for H2020. 

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  • YEAR Proposal Training: How to succeed in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe?

    The YEAR Training will take place on 25-26 April 2019 in Brussels, Belgium and will be hosted by the SINTEF Brussels Office. Training fee is fully covered by YEAR for the researchers of YEAR member institutes!

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Tyndall National Institute (Ireland) joins YEAR

These are exciting times for YEAR, as we are expanding our membership. The latest new member is Tyndall National Institute, based in Ireland, joining the organisation in 2019. This will bring the number of institutional members to 8, and increase our reach to a base to approximately 4500 young researchers. YEAR is aiming at managed and sustainable growth, and we are always on the lookout for new RTO members who can benefit most from our strategy and objectives. If you are interested in joining YEAR, find our more here and contact us at

About Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) materials, devices and systems. It is one of Ireland’s five National Labs, specialising in both electronics and photonics. Tyndall works with industry and academia to transform research into products in its core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-tech & the environment. With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, they are focused on delivering human and economic impact from excellence in research. A research flagship of University College Cork, Tyndall employs over 500 researchers, engineers and support staff across 52 nationalities, including a cohort of 120 full time graduate students.


“We are delighted to welcome Tyndall into YEAR. I am especially happy that my home country (Ireland) will be represented by Ireland’s leading research institute. As a past employee of Tyndall, I know there is a vibrant and ambitious base of young researchers there, and I am looking forward to their enriching YEAR. “Colm Mc Caffrey – President of YEAR

“Tyndall is delighted to become a member of the YEAR network. As we significantly expand our organisation we are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to enhance the skills, confidence, experience and networks of our talented young researchers. We look forward to a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with YEAR”.  Tom O’Grady – Head of HR

YEAR Conference 2019: Another succesful edition

The YEAR Annual Conference 2019 took place on the 27-28th of May at the premises of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden in Gothenburg. The event targeted young and early-stage researchers. It provided networking opportunities and training for improving their interdisciplinary skills, developing novel project ideas and working in teams.