Student Zone

The WindAc Africa Student Sponsorship Programme

Purpose of the programme:

1. to expose local students to the knowledge of leading researchers
2. to inspire and motivate them to pursue their career path in the wind sector.

  • Open to students from South African universities
  • Travel expenses and accommodation covered for students not residing in the greater Cape Town area
  • Student workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) prior to the conference
  • Conference fees waived for 2 days
  • Selection of students based on a formal application for sponsorship
  • An active participation of the student at the conference is requested (either presentation, poster, …)

50 students have been selected to participate in the WindAc Africa sponsorship programme!

Distribution of our students

Student workshop programme at SARETEC

14 students will be introduced to a female mentor at WindAc Africa!

This year we are pleased to introduce the WindAc Africa Mentoring as an addition in our offering to the sponsored students. The short-term mentoring proactively addresses gender issues in the sector by giving both female and male students access to inspiring female mentors.

Meet our inspiring WindAc mentors