Sunday, October 8, 2017

Observe Design Present

Here is a brief overview of the three day Solar Skyways workshop in Toluca.

Day 1Day 2Day 3
What's the problem?
Build a new model 
100% renewable energy
Follow your bliss
Lightning TalksLightning TalksConclude

Each day will begin with an introduction. In the first session (Observe), teams will be formed and the initial tasks will be accomplished. At the end of the first and second days, each team will give a brief "lightning talk" to the other teams. On the third day, all the teams will present to their advisors, potential sponsors and clients, and then they will conclude. In the vocabulary of international trade, the person with the authority to conclude is the person who makes the deal.     

We now have the tools to create a better world. Let's work together to design and build a new model that works for all of humanity. 

Prepared and presented by Ron Swenson, President, INIST

Solar Skyways Design Workshop in Toluca


Solar Skyways ( is a network of universities around the world developing solar powered podcar systems. The founding university, San José State University in Silicon Valley, created the Spartan Superway in 2012, and recently 25 (mostly) engineering students have started into the sixth year of development. Spartan is the mascot of San José State (Webster's: a person of great courage and self-discipline) ...

    ... so logically, the Spartan appears also in the Spartan Superway logo:

In due course it was discovered that SPARTAN can have another meaning: Solar Powered Automated Rapid Transit Ascendant Networks!

And, inspired by the accomplishments of the Spartan Superway, the Solar Skyways network is developing around the world.


During the time of the Toluca workshop and after, links to pertinent resources will be provided here.

Information Resources


 Competitions and Events

Your Prospective Clients

Perspective on Technology Developments over the years

Prepared and presented by Ron Swenson, President, INIST