Master’s student Dan Ritchie is going to Silicon Valley
Dan Ritchie is a student at BTH’s well known master’s programme in strategic leadership towards sustainability. In February he and some friends won a competition on how to save energy in offices and other public buildings.
When Dan decided to study his master in sustainability, he already knew about BTH.
– I had heard about it through friends and even teachers who had been here. I did some research and BTH seemed to be the place to be, with its location and specialized profile. Karlskrona also reminds me a bit of Halifax. It’s quite a small naval town and it even has a marine museum, Dan says with a smile.
The master’s programme in strategic leadership towards sustainability at BTH attracts students from all over the world. It is ten months and it revolves around two themes. One part is about modern leadership, or as it is called, leading in complexity.
The second theme is about creating economically viable development of products, organizations and communities. Although the competition Dan won was outside the course, it was about implementing AI in different kinds of energy projects. His team won with an idea on how to regulate the temperature and via sensors to save energy in public buildings.
–We didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. We used already existing systems and adapted them according to our ideas and needs. We use an open source to make it as flexible as possible, he says.
In mid April, he is going to Silicon Valley as a part of the prize. He and his team-mates will visit companies like Google, BootstrapLab and the Nordic Innovation House, a collaboration between the Nordic countries to promote Nordic entrepreneurship around the world.
Here you find additional information on the programme.
28 February 2019