Kajsa Björn from Hoting and 16 other LTU students swept the course with students from all over Europe in the Shell Eco Marathon in which the LTU team won the competition to build Europes most energy efficient car.
Eco Car Baldos the line of succession in the Marathon Shell Eco Marathon and swept path with Student teams from across Europe. Media across Europe and in Sweden reported on the victory and version two of Baldos ended up in both Swedish Embassy's exhibition in the U.S. and a major international environmental conference in Monaco.
Sponsorship from businesses was an important part of the team worked a lot with. Here came LTU's business contacts in handy, and the students managed to get sponsorship with everything from car parts to residents during the races in France.
Baldosprojektet is an example of enterprise projects included in our programs. More examples are energy buildings that the students built in cooperation with energy companies and development projects at Volvo Aero to improve the manufacture of their aircraft engines.
An important task for LTU researchers, collaboration with Swedish and international companies. It has been our students benefit from. LTU can boast to have a wide business network.
Kaisa Bear works as a project manager at technology consulting firm Epsilon. She is one of the LTUstudenter who benefited from our excellent contacts with the companies.
As project manager for 16 fellow students at LTU, she led the construction of Europe's most energy efficient car, Baldos. Bilbygget was the result of one of our popular project courses in which students carry out real tasks.
- For employers, it is positive that I've worked as a project during their training, I have noticed when I applied for jobs, says Kajsa Bear.
Personally, I learned much more than building a car, for example, how to get sponsorship by companies and how to use your gut to get the team to get everything ready on time.