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ENLIGHTEN - Creation of basis for educational and research networking between Europe and Nepal through
the initial collaboration in lighting
and energy technology development.


Project news


Project AC meeting and closing seminar was organized in Helsinki on 8-9 May, 2008. Presentations were given on the topics related to LED lighting and renewable energy sources. Future and challenges of LED lighting in developing countries was discussed in the seminar. Prospects of the development of LED based industry in Nepal was also discussed. Excurtion to Finnish companies NAPS Systems, and Cariitti Oy was organized, where the company representatives gave information about their company.


The second lecture and training session was organized at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal on 22 February 2008 (programme). Professors and PhD students of three partner Universities gave presentation in topics related to Lighting and Energy.
29.10.2007 Vilnius University organized the Workshop titled "Material science technology" in Lithuania on 25 October 2007. Lectures were given on the material issues of LEDs. Experimental techniques for semiconductor characterisation in different laboratories of Vilnius University were introduced. Visits to green house facility with LED based lighting installed by start up company, Laser Centre at Vilnius University, and a spin off company "light conversion" were organized.
7.03.2007 The first joint lecture and training session was organized at Kathmandu, Nepal on 26-27 February 2007 (programme). Professors and PhD student of Vilnius University gave presentation on LED science and technology. The aim of lecture session was to provide participants with knowledge on physics of LED, materials, technology and applications. Nepali lighting industry and organizations working in lighting and energy field were widely represented in the lecture session (certificate).
27.10.2006 A seminar on 'New Lighting Possibilities' was organised in Vilnius, Lithuania on 24 October 2006. Presentations were given in the topics related to LEDs for General lighting and Horticulture applications. Before the seminar, excurtion to Lithuanian Horticulture Institute in Babtai was organised to inspect the LED-based facilities for plant cultivation.
12.09.2006 Research scientist Pramod Bhusal from HUT Lighting Lab visited Rural Nepali villages in august 2006 for the measurement of the Solar powered LED lamps installed in the villages.
29.04.2006 A Workshop on 'Industrial relations and research activities' was organsed in Helsinki on 23 May 2006. Project partners from all three universities were present in the workshop. Presentation were given about the lighting and energy related industry in each country. Postgraduate students of each University presented their research work. A presentation on 'How to establish enterprises' took attention of all the participants. Excursion to companies IDMAN and HELVAR was organised on the next day.
18.04.2006 Research scientist Paulo Pinho from HUT Lighting Lab worked in Vilnius University on researcher exchange programme from 29 March till 13th April, 2006.
03.04.2006 A talk program on "Higher Study Opportunities in Finland" was organized in Kathmandu University on 6 December, 2005. The program was attended by 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of KU. Research scientist Pramod Bhusal from HUT lighting Lab was the speaker of the program.
03.04.2006 The first workshop of the project was organized in Kathmandu University; Nepal on 23 Nov 2005.The title of the workshop was "Education and Research practices".
03.04.2006 Kick off meeting was held in Kathmandu University, Nepal on 22 Nov 2005.