Thesis Project and Degree

Master Thesis

The Master thesis is a second-year research project on electrical or thermo-mechanical energy, or on one of energy’s technical-economic aspects. Here you learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in your previous year. Topics are linked with on-going KIC InnoEnergy research and innovation activities. Project findings will be investigated with a view to optimising their value and application in both current and future energy contexts.

KIC InnoEnergy Degree Concept

After successfully completing the programme, you will receive a double degree, one from each university you attended during the two years, as well as a KIC-EIT certificate that recognises the extra activities you accomplished.

Degree Map SmartCities

Master Thesis Competition

In order to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship among future game changers, KIC InnoEnergy’s Master Programme ‘Energy for Smart Cities’ and KIC InnoEnergy Benelux award an annual prize for the best master’s thesis on innovation and the best on entrepreneurship


Winner: Rafaël Salcedo – Optimised Waste collection in Stockholm

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Winner: Wim Ectors – Smart City SRS, Empowering Citizens with Personalised Information towards Sustainable Decision-Making

2nd Award: Bram van der Heijde – Big Data Analytics towards a Retrofitting Plan for Stockholm

3rd Award: Kangkana Bharadwaj – Energy Storage Prospects in Industries (+ special mention for industry collaboration)