UT Austin Portugal teams up with TxEEE again: new advanced training opportunities are coming

After three successful courses on topics related to Energy, the Texas Engineering Executive Education of the Cockrell School of Engineering (TxEEE) and the UT Austin Portugal Program are partnering again to provide researchers/entrepreneurs/industry professionals based in Portugal new opportunities to attend online advanced training – this time on Energy Data Analytics and Entrepreneurship. The courses will happen between May and June.  

The Portuguese context will be the focus of the second edition of the Energy Data Analytics training program. Over the course of three four-hour sessions, starting on May 20, Portuguese energy professionals and academics will be able to better understand, analyze and increase their business possibilities based on a better understanding of large Portuguese energy datasets.

Blending different teaching methods, this short course specifically designed for the Program’s community by TxEEE will give attendees the chance to get to grips with Python in order to analyze and produce large energy datasets, create graphics that allow them to establish context and build a supporting case and story.

Among the topics to be covered are Command line and Linuux basics, Python basics and Python for data analytics, or Geospatial data analysis with Python. As for the projects that participants will be asked to work on — with the guidance of Dr. Joshua Rhodes, research scientist at Webber Energy Group and lecture at Cockrell School of Engineering — analyzing the technical solar potential for Portugal or geospatial data for site-selection of power plants, or even creating charts of historical CO2 emissions are some of the assignments Dr Rhodes will be giving.

More information about Focus on Portugal – Energy Data Analytics can be found here.

Empowering the Portuguese entrepreneurship sector

What makes an entrepreneur successful? Where do good ideas come from? How do we manage the ups and downs of a founder’s life? These are some of the questions and doubts that entrepreneurs may encounter along the way. To demystify them, UT Austin Portugal and TxEEE are launching the first edition of the “From Portugal to the World: innovation-to-business journey ” course, starting in May 29 and lasting until June 5.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Mitch Jacob, Executive Director of Austin Technology Incubator at The University of Texas at Austin, and Cam Houser, to take part in various challenges to test, for example, their resilience, ability to resolve business breakdowns and deliver cohort pitches and feedback. At the end of the course, participants should have acquired, among other skills, technical-minded knowledge through hands-on learning.

More information about the “From Portugal to the World: innovation-to-business journey” can be found here.