The sixth BuildIT conference will be held on the 13th March. This years main topic of the conference is Renewable Energy Infrastructure. We will be gathering experts from both Estonia and abroad to share their knowledge with us.

TalTech assembrly hall

The Conference will take place in TalTech Assembly Hall (U01- 202).



BuildIT 2019 lecturers

Performing at the BuildIT 2019 conference::

Muk Chen Ong

Muk Chen Ong is a marine technology professor from the University of Stavanger (Norway) whose research has been focused in recent years on the dynamic numerical analysis of different structures in sea conditions. M. C. Ong has worked as a researcher and professor of marine technology in four universities since 2001 and won a number of awards including MARINTEK Publication Award in 2013 and 2016.

Martina Proosa

Martina Proosa has practiced law for over 20 years which includes 10 years in the field of spatial planning and construction. She has served as a lawyer in Glikman, Alvin & Partners and Teder & Partners law firms, as a director of the Department of Spacial Planning in the Estonian Ministry of Treasury and as a counsellor to the Chancellor of Justice. Today M. Proosa works as a lawyer in one of the biggest construction companies. She has participated in the development of the Maritime spatial planning directive and in international projects regarding maritime spatial planning. In addition to her main occupation M. Proosa has written books about the Estonian Building Code and Planning Act in the Kinnisvarakool’s book series. She has also conducted many training seminars in the private sector as well as in local governments.

Indrek Roasto

Indrek Roasto acquired his Doctor’s degree in the field of power electronics in Tallinn University of Technology in 2008. He then did a year of postdoctoral research in Poland in Gdynia Maritime University. At present I. Roasto works as a senior research fellow In Tallinn University of Technology. In his research Indrek focuses on power electronic’s converters for renewable energy applications and on their guidance systems.

Kimmo Lylykangas

Kimmo Lylykangas is Finnish architect who currently works as the head of Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies at TalTech. Lylykangas works in the fields of sustainable construction and energy efficiency of built environment both as an architect and as a researcher.

Reigo Kebja

Reigo Kebja is the solar power solutions department manager in the energy company Enefit Green. He is responsible for the cost-effectiveness analysis of Enefit Green’s solar power plants, Ruhnu off grid solution, Keila-Joa hydroelectric power plant and custom power solutions. R. Kebja is also an expert in the digitalisation, energy output maximization, strategic planning and technical feasibility of novel power projects.

Andrei Blinov

Andrei Blinov graduated PhD studies in electrical engineering at the Tallinn University of Technology in 2012. After the PhD studies hase spent two years in Sweden working as a postdoctoral researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is currently a senior researcher in Tallinn University of Technology. His research interests are in power electronic
converters and semiconductor technologies.

Philippe Pépin

Philippe Pépin is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Teraloop Ltd, where he strives to support innovation that brings a positive impact on society. He has a background in civil law from the University of Ottawa (Canada), and IP management (including patenting, actively protecting trade secrets, and managing an IPR portfolio) and licensing from the Hanken School of Economics (Finland).
Aside from his work at Teraloop, he is actively involved in intellectual property education initiatives for entrepreneurs under the umbrella of EIT-Digital. He has been a guest lecturer on EU IP Law and Enforcement for the Business Departments of Aalto University as well as Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

BuildIT 2019 conference schedule

The lectures are divided into three large segments:

9.30-10.00 Registration
I Tuulepargid ja ujuvtuulegeneraatorid
10.00-12.00 I Wind parks and floating wind turbines
10.00-10.15 Introduction
10.20-10.55 Martina Proosa (Merko Ehitus Eesti AS, Estonia) – Legal issues and court cases of windparks
11.00-12.00 Muk Chen Ong (University of Stavanger, Norway) – Floating wind turbines
II Hoonete energiasüsteemid
12.30-14.00 ll Renewable energy sources in buildings
12.30-13.25 Kimmo Lylykangas (TalTech) – Renewable energy sources in buildings and effiency in built environment
13.30-13.45 Indrek Roasto (TalTech) – Integrated systems of energy storage and distribution in buildings
13.45-14.00 Andrei Blinov (TalTech) – Energy storage technologies
III Hajatootmine ja energiasalvestus
14.15-15.30 III Off grid systems and energy storage
14.15-14.45 Philippe Pepin (Teraloop, Finland) – Flywheel energy storage by Teraloop
14.50-15.30 Reigo Kebja (Enefit Green, Estonia) – Ruhnu island’s off grid electricity system

More Expo showcases


Competitions will be held on the 13th and 14th of March for people to test their knowledge and participate in various workshops and competitions.

The competitions is open for everyone! Each competition requires different skills and a whole new mindset. There are no age restrictions.

Registration for participation in the competitions is MANDATORY!

If you wish to aquire more information about the competitions, click

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The BuildIT live!

The 6'th BuildIT conference and competition will be held on the 13th - 14th of March. This will feature Renewable Energy Infrastructureas as the main topic. We will be gathering experts from both Estonia and abroad to share their knowledge with us.

The conference part will be held in English!


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