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Bespoke training events at ESA

Example: TransFIRe hub

TransFIRe is a UKRI funded Research Hub at Cranfield University, with 12 research organisations in the UK and more than 70 project partners from across the foundation industries, covering Chemicals, Metals, Glass, Cement, Paper, Ceramics, and trade associations, professional membership bodies, civic sector and government organisations.

Their objective is to drive sustainability improvement in the foundation industries through research.

When the Principal Investigators were looking for a venue to host their bespoke training and research workshop, for 20 Post Doctoral Researchers, which was aligned with the values and objectives of the TransFIRe project, they chose ESA in Crete.

ESA and TransFIRe co-designed a 1 week programme.
The agenda consisted of learning and research skills development session.

Unique learning environments

Offsite technical visits and sharing research with academics at local Universities.

Informational and fun recreational activities

Unforgettable evening experiences including starwatching with ESA astronomer Christos Sotiropoulou or olive oil tasting and wine pairing with ESA Sommelier Stella Diomandaraki.

Always accompanied by delicious, locally sourced, low packaging, Cretan catering with local, organic fine wines from award winning Dourakis ‘green winery’.

For more information about TransFIRe

Contact us to discuss options for your bespoke training agenda at ESA


Host your event at ESA     

Powered only by Cretan sunshine, ESA is a beautiful building rooted in the earth amongst ancient rocks and olive trees, surrounded by nature. Its construction is a leading example of sustainability in practice. ESA is an experiential and creative place where people feel enlivened, uplifted and creative. Great living and great learning happen at ESA. A perfect setting for:

Leading sustainable enterprise

Our passion is contributing towards co-created sustainable enterprise for positive impact on communities and the natural environment on a global scale. Leadership and entrepreneur issues of adaptation, resilience, authenticity, sustainable-self, values connected sense-making and the continued emancipation of women (WISE) to take up more leadership roles in the world are at the core of the ESA sustainability experience.

Make sense of sustainability

Crete is the sustainable destination of the past and of the future.

Home of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisations on earth, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Crete is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art and agriculture. You can have your own authentic experience of a sustainable lifestyle and feel first-hand the strong connection between nature and community.