Starting from 1st Fabruary 2015 SOPHi@webinar platform has been moved to CHEETAH webinar platform

How does SOPHi@Webinar work?

The full potential of the wide  research areas of common interest of SOPHIA consortium partners and  the availability of top-class scientists ready to transfer knowledge with the combination of technological capabilities offered by the utilization of SOPHIA 48 PV research infrastructures has been further exploited  by SOPHi@webinar, the e-learning platform of FP7-SOPHIA project.

SOPHi@webinar, has been designed and powered by ENEA in collaboration with all SOPHIA project partners. It is  based on  the Corporate Adobe Connect® platform running  on supercomputing Cresco-Centro computazionale di RicErca sui Sistemi COmplessi . and with  connection by  utilization of fiber network connected to GARR, the Italian Academic & Research Network,This confers high level of resilience and reliability and ultra high speed connection also with simultaneous  connection of hundreds of “live” participants 

NO special Hardware or Software is needed by either the presenters or the audience.  Lectures are presented via microphone/web cam and slides are directly showed in high resolution on participants laptop/desktop screen or via beamer in a conference room.

Participants interact vith speaker and other participants  via live chat 


  • SOPHia Webinar  roles flowfirst step --- > select your  SOPHia WEbinar

The categories of lectures offered by Sophiawebinar are indicated in figure. They are rancing  from  Si Technology, to OPV Organic Photovoltaics, TF Thin Film Technology, CPV Concentrated Photovoltaics, and they  includes Material and Cell Characterization and Modelling, Lifetime prediction and reliability, Module and System Performance: data base and procedures, BIPV & Smart Building Integrated Photovoltaics, BOS: architectures,Safety and Conversion.

Sophi@webinar also proposes online short courses organized through  several webinars  focused on a common theme

Information  on   upcoming events   usually come  at your fingertips  by way of  circular emails or it can be acquired   by yourselves through SOPhi@webinar seb site.


  • second step --- > register

In order to participate in  Sophi@WEBinar events you must first register  to  upcoming events

  1. Registration is free and can be done on line by Sophi@WEBinar web site.
  2. Each Event has a registration link


  • third step --- > check your connection and you computer

Event takes place in  specific webinar virtual room.  The URL  and a room pass code are sent by email to all early registered participants

The reliability of e-learning platform is very high but organizers always warmly invite participants and presenters  to install all their hardware (microphone, headset, loudspeaker, beamer, webcam, etc) and check their connection to avoid any problems during the speech/presentation. See specific technical  section


 Access to the past events is  assured by  SOPHI@Webinar > past event   menu. The well structured  web portal  offers information on speakers profile, technical/scientific content of each presentation, and when speaker agrees, the recorded presentations  becomes available for treaming  by  Sophi@webinar portal. This audio/video archive represents a relevant opportunity  for any interested internal/external viewer  who missed the on-line event or  partecipated to it  but he/she would  deepen better some specific parts of webinar.

The storage and streaming of produced output offers a very relevant opportunity to share knowledge and the ability to integrate file sharing video and presentation enhances the educational progress. Several Presentations are also  recorded in real time are  and are now  available on Sophi@webinar portal. This video archive represents a relevant opportunity for European PV RTD community  to any interested internal/external viewer who missed the on-line event or would deepen some specific parts of lecture.