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SophiA workshop at GL 2022

A very interactive SophiA workshop took place on the first day of the 15th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants (GL 2022), in Trondheim (Norway) on June 13-15, 2022. SophiA partners (HKA and IIR) explained the benefits of this European Commission funded project on the African populations but also the complexity and constraints of CO2…

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SophiA presentation during the ICCC 2022 IIR workshop “Projects on Clean and efficient refrigeration solutions for food and healthcare in developing countries”

On April 13, 2022, during the 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainable Development and the Cold Chain (ICCC 2022), the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), in collaboration with the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR, UK), organised an online workshop entitled “Projects on clean and efficient refrigeration solutions for food and healthcare in developing countries“, which was…

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SophiA promoted at SICRO

Our partner, the 2iE Institute, participated in the SICRO international exhibition of air conditioning and refrigeration in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from March 3 to 5, 2022 and promoted SophiA on the 2iE stand. 2iE presented the SophiA project during the opening session panel.    

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Reward for Francis Kéré

Francis Kéré won the Pritzker, Architecture Prize in 2022. Francis Kéré is the architect who designed the new hospital in Léo, Burkina Faso where the first SophiA system will be installed. Congratulations to Francis Kéré! For more information, you can read articles in Le Monde and The Guardian.

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ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo

SophiA took part in the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo in Las Vegas. Didier Coulomb, Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration, was present at the project booth to tell more about the SophiA project and its main objectives. With over 50,000 members from more than 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse…

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SophiA promoted during clustering meeting

Our partner HKA participated in the clustering meeting “Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa”, organised on the occasion of the inauguration of the EurAfrica Institute. Oliver Schmid, the SophiA project coordinator at HKA participated in the ʺEnergy research projects in cooperation with Africa” clustering meeting organised by CINEA – European Climate Infrastructure and Environment…

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SophiA4Africa official launch day by Makerere University

Our partner Makerere University launched the international multidisciplinary project “Sustainable Off-grid Solutions for Pharmacies and Hospitals in Africa” (SophiA). On this occasion, Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe underlined the importance for Makerere University to participate in the SophiA project. The grant given to Makerere is an opportunity to address the issues faced by health centres in Uganda.…

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Donation to Professor Banadda’s family

Thanks to a donation campaign, a total amount of 2360 Euros has been handed over to the family of Prof. Noble Ephraim Banadda. “Besides the pride that we can actually start this international research project together today“, said project leader Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Kauffeld at the SophiA kick-off meeting at the HKA in October…

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SophiA official kick-off meeting

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…

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