Sponsors of Renewable Energy
For the first two years RES relied on financial support from its owners (shareholders) to fund the school’s various academic programs and activities. RES was also fortunate to receive support from local and public organizations and utilities.
These funds were used to build up the Graduate School, Summer School, Executive School, RES Material Science Lab, and RESnet Network of Partner Institutions, as well as support excellent students with scholarships and stipends to study at RES during the 2008-09 year. At the end of 2009 funds from the EEA Financial Mechanism Grants (EFTA) were first made available to support the M.Sc. Degree studies for 40 Polish engineering students at RES from five leading technical universities in Poland. The EEA Grant is indeed very important for RES during the school's first years of operation. RES is actively seeking research funds to support our students’ thesis research such as through the EU’s 7th Framework Program and the EEA Financial Mechanism. RES was not a public organization, and the school did not receive yearly financial support from the Icelandic government to fund its academic programs, as do our two affiliated universities. Therefore RES needed to rely on the students’ master degree tuition fees, summer school fees, fees for individual courses, and last but not least, support from large corporate sponsors plus local and public supporters, in order to make ends meet.
RES | The School for Renewable Energy Science RESTARTED project would like to partner with corporations and institutions that share our future energy vision and promote energy efficiency and use of “green” renewable energy sources. To restart RES and keep the Renewable Energy Revolution going!