R&D Nester, the research and development centre created by REN and the State Grid Corporation of China, is to welcome some students from the LISBON MBA LAB CONSULTING course, which is the result of a partnership between the Nova School of Business and Economics and the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. On one day a week over a period of three months the MBA students will work with the R&D Nester team as consultants.
The students will be challenged to develop means and methodologies to evaluate, stimulate and, whenever possible, quantify the value of innovation and R&D for organisations and their community of stakeholders.
This work will be carried out within the context of the four principal projects R&D Nester is currently conducting in partnership with the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI): Renewable Energy Dispatch, Substation of the Future, Energy Storage, and Simulation, Planning and Operation of Power Grids.
Nuno Souza e Silva, General Manager of R&D Nester, claims 'this is a partnership that meets the commitment made when REN's Research and Development Centre was created: to develop activities in a climate of openness toward and in cooperation with the national and international scientific, academic and industrial communities.' This project 'will allow R&D Nester to benefit from an external and complementary perspective on its work, and will provide the external community with an opportunity to develop work in a business environment.'