SophiA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and coordinated by Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA).
With a budget of 8 millions euros over four years, SophiA will develop containerised solutions for hospitals using natural refrigerants, solar thermal and photovoltaics to enable more and more African people to access carbon-neutral energy for electricity, heating and cooling of medicine and health care units as well as safe and clean drinking water, thereby increasing the quality of life in a sustainable way.
SophiA held its first consortium meeting on October 12-13, 2021. More than 50 participants representing the 13 project partners, as well as members of the Advisory Board and Friends of SophiA, attended the meeting organised as a hybrid event in Karlsruhe and online. At the official launch of the project, participants were welcomed by Dr. Med. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe, Prof. Dr. Franz Quint, Prorector for Research, Cooperations and Quality Management at HKA, and representatives of the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA).
Michael Kauffeld, Project Coordinator
HKA – Moltkestraße 30, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
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- Oliver Schmid
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- Ina Colombo
WP Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation leader
International Institute of Refrigeration
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