Sustainergy Youth Workshop

The Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative founded this international youth competition with the goal to encourage and strengthen the younger generation to lead the renewable energy industry into the future. The youth of today are the most valuable resource we have for future research and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The competition therefore fits within the wider educational framework of the area which promotes change and development.

Sustainergy is an internationally acclaimed competition, where youths from Israel and around the world showcase their solutions and research into environmental problems, which have not yet been solved by today’s experts in the field. The competition reflects the promotion and expansion of scientific education as a means for future development in renewable energy, both in Israel and abroad.

The workshop will include a competition between the teams which will focus on writing original ideas for research, projects and models in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to criteria determined in advance by the professional steering team, and will be supervised by a panel of judges who will judge the proposals. Formulation and writing of the ideas will be done by international teams of workshop participants.

SUSTAINERGY-4 Is Coming NOV 2016

This Year's Topic:

Smart, independent, off grid systems.

To find our overseas participants we have collaborated with NYEX (Network For Youth Excellence). If you wish to learn how you can be a candidate in SUSTAINERGY-4 please contact your local NYEX representative.

Target population

Students who are in the 10th and 11th grades in the current school year (who will be in the 11th and 12th grades in November 2016) who are majoring in social studies, economics, science and technology, who are interested in the field of renewable energy and creative thinking. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.


The cost of participation in the youth workshop (transport, room and board, instruction) will be entirely funded by the SUSTAINERGY organizers.

Workshop Stages

  1. Choosing a subject from the list of subjects dealing with Ecological Transportation Solutions, writing and submitting an original idea/project by August 2016.

    The list of subjects, guiding questions and criteria for writing the ideas, as well as the manner of submission, will be specified on the competition website, and will be sent to candidates.

  2. SUSTAINERGY 4 - international renewable energy youth workshop and competition: November 23-28, 2016

    Students taking part in the final stage will be invited to participate in SUSTAINERGY 4, an international youth workshop and competition on the subject of renewable energy which will take place at the Hevel Eilot Regional Council in the southern Arava. 40 outstanding young people from various different countries will participate in the workshop which will be entirely conducted in English.

    Several months before the workshop the participants will be divided into international teams which will compete against each other. The teams will receive assignments related to the field of renewable energy and will be asked to work together to find creative and innovative solutions.

  3. On the last day of the youth workshop, which will also be the first day of the 7th international Eilat - Eilot Renewable Energy Conference, prizes will be awarded to the winning teams at a festive event attended by government ministers and experts in the field.

Previous Competitions

Steering Committee/Advisors



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    The Sustainable Energy Challenge

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    Introduction to Alternative Energies

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    Nano Membrane Toilet

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    Eilat-Eilot Off-Grid Village

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    Engineers Without Borders

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    Eric Isaacs- What Does It Mean To Change The Game?

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    Alternative building design and significant electricy saving on Lotan Eco-Campus

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    4 Off The Grid Washing Machines