Joint European Summerschool 15.-20.09.2024

On Fuel Cells, Electrolyser, Battery Technology and Business Development

Our Sponsors

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Attend In-Person or Online

Attend In-Person

In today's digitally connected world, nothing quite compares to the magic of in-person events. We understand the intrinsic value of face-to-face interactions.

The JESS Summerschool is held near the beautiful city of Athens on the coast of the Aegean Sea, offering a stunning Buttonbackdrop and immersive cultural experience.

Venue 5* Hotel with full board:

Attend Online

For those unable to attend in person, JESS 2024 offers a comprehensive online experience. Participants will have access to live-streamed sessions, interactive workshops, and virtual networking opportunities, ensuring a rich educational experience from the comfort of their own homes.

Why choose the Joint European Summerschool (JESS)?

  • Comprehensive Curriculum
    Introductory Classes: High and low temperature fuel cells, electrolysers, and battery technology.
    Advanced Classes: Fuel cell vehicles, business development, and hydrogen safety.

  • Expert Instruction
    Courses taught by distinguished lecturers from leading institutions and industry experts.

  • Flexible Participation Options only for Advanced Classes
    Attend in person in Athens or opt for a comprehensive online experience for selected courses.

  • Hands-On Learning

    Participate in practical student projects and earn up to 5 ECTS points per course.

  • Networking Opportunities
    Engage with peers, industry leaders, and experts from around the world.

  • Historical and Cultural Immersion
    Experience the rich history and culture of Athens.

Courses & Curriculum

Introductory Classes (Only In-person)

Fuel Cell
Battery Technology

Advanced Classes (In-Person or Online)

Fuel Cell Vehicle

JESS is jointly organized by

University of Birmingham
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Technical Universiy of Denmark


History and Mission

The Joint European Summer School (JESS) has been a leading educational initiative since 2004. Initially focused on solid oxide fuel cell technology, it expanded to include low temperature fuel cells, batteries, and electrolysers in 2010. JESS aims to provide high-quality, advanced education in energy technologies to students, researchers, and professionals from around the world.m et deserunt, recusandae. here

Target Audience

Our summer school is designed for:

University students (MSc and PhD)

Post-doctoral researchers

Experienced researchers

and Professionals

seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in fuel cells, electrolysers, battery and hydrogen technologies, and business development.

Program Highlights

  • High-level courses on cutting-edge energy technologies

  • Experienced lecturers from leading institutions

  • Hands-on learning through practical projects

  • Networking opportunities with peers and industry experts

  • Accredited courses offering
    up to 5 ECTS points each

What Are Our Customers Saying ?

See What They Say Bout Us

Awesome! 5-star rating for the JESS Summerschool!

Filipe Henrique Ravaglio Pasquini

University of Groningen

It was a great opportunity to increase my knowledge and meet people working in my research field.

Angelica Lipone
University of Pisa

Business Development Course: Excellent!

Dmytro Shapko


Is This Programme Right For Me?

JESS primarily targets an audience of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The topical content of JESS is tailored to the needs of a diverse audience: newcomers to the field, experienced students, and young professionals working at the forefront of fuel cell, electrolyzer, and battery applications.
All teachers are active researchers at the forefront of the topics they teach, and the format with a limited group of people all staying at the same hotel at which the courses are held, makes for networking and good discussions during the stay.
The school is divided into introductory and advanced classes. The introductory classesare meant to prime the PhD students early in or prior to their studies in the basics of electrochemical cells for conversion and storage of energy, i.e., fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries. People from industry and authorities with a technical background who are entering the field are very welcome too and typically among the audience. Teaching is arranged in three parallel tracks:
High-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers with a focus on solid oxide cells
Low-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers with a focus on PEM cells and alkaline cells
A number of overarching lectures are given jointly to all three tracks, but most of the time, lecturing is within the specific track chosen by the participant.

The advanced coursesare meant for students with the basic knowledge in place who like to go deeper into selected specialized topics, which may change from year to year. See the tab on advanced courses. More experienced researchers and engineers are just as welcome and have over the years taken advantage of the JESS offerings. Many professionals wish to review these technologies and learn about them, for instance, to boost their knowledge for a newly acquired position or collect credits for a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

The Business Development Course is ideal for individuals (Students, PHDs, Professionals) who are interested in pursuing a career in business development or entrepreneurship or supporting coroporates in the field of innovation. It is suitable for professionals from various industries, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to enhance their business acumen and strategic thinking skills.

How Much Does The Live-streamed Online Programme Cost?

You pay a one-time fee of 995 EUR for the live-streamed programme. This price includes all the components listed above. It also gets you online 12-month access to the course assets; live-streamed sessions are only partly recorded and not available online after the event. The content will be updated occasionally, and you will have access to the latest version. 

Is There A Refund Policy?

JESS has a fair and transparent refund policy for the Online Courses in 2024. To cancel your registration, send an email to [email protected]. Refunds are subject to a cancellation fee of 3.5% of the paid amount, and the remaining amount will be reimbursed promptly if the cancellation request is received by 04 September 2024. No reimbursements will be made for cancellations after this date. JESS encourages timely cancellations and values your satisfaction. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us for assistanceRefund Policy In-person Courses: To cancel your registration with JESS, send an email stating your intent to: [email protected] will be subject to a cancellation fee. If your request arrives by 31 July 2024, a 3,5% bank charge will be withdrawn and the rest of the amount will be reimbursed.No reimbursement will be made for cancellations received after 31 July 2024.


The school secretariat and organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of participants and/or accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from the JESS. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Is The Course Accredited?

This course was developed within the scope of JESS and the EU Project KICstartH2. It meets the highest quality standards and is recognised for its excellence in business education. However, if you need micro-credentials (3 ECTS with passing the class-test of the introductory courses, further 2 ECTS with homework, advanced courses 5 ECTS for the class test + Homework - separation here not possible). Please inform us if you need ECTS.

What Does Live-streaming Mean?

Live-streaming means that the content is presented and broadcast live from Athens, at the local Athens time CE(S)T + 1:00h. No recordings of the live sessions will be available afterwards. You will receive a Zoom link at least one day before the course starts to join us live We offer a test of your Zoom connection one day before the official courses start from Athens. We highly recommend to use this test option to avoid any technical issues when the courses start.
You will receive additional information about that.

All content marked as "pre-recorded video" will be accessible for 12 months in the Future.Solutions Academy®. To ensure you don't miss any live sessions, please download the program and log in at least 10 minutes early. You will receive a link to the Zoom session of the live-streaming latest one day before the programme starts.

What If I Have Questions Or Need Support?

Once enrolled, you will receive guidance on how best to contact us via email for questions about the course or our technical support team for any system (online access) issues. You can also submit and ask questions during the live weekly office hours sessions.
In case you need support now please for attending in-person write an email to SECRETARIAT FOR THE ORGANISATION
Manuela Drape Stathoglou
Phone +30 2810300847
Mob.+30 6945793953
Char. Trikoupi ,12714671 - ATHENS
[email protected]

For information about attending online:

[email protected]

Get In Touch


Manuela Drape Stathoglou

Phone +30 2810300847

Mob.+30 6945793953

Char. Trikoupi ,12714671 - ATHENS

[email protected]

For information about attending online:

[email protected]

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