Urgency, Challenges, Evolution

Climate change is real and addressing it is imperative. Tackling climate change, ensuring energy security and enabling economic growth are amongst the most urgent challenges of our time.

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We link students, researchers and markets.

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Our projects pave the way to a sustainable energy future

We have laid the foundation for coordinating and facilitating complex projects.

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Highlights 2016

Overview of results and events that we consider to be among the highlights of 2016.

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Growing towards a sustainable energy system

We bring together projects, partners and networks to work on the energy transition, based on three pillars:

education, research and innovation.

Energy Academy Europe is located at Zernike Campus Groningen in The Netherlands.

Markets, technology, policies, laws, indeed society at large are all part of the energy system. Our energy future depends on the integration of the system-elements. Through our projects we aim to move towards system integration with the ultimate goal of transitioning to a sustainable energy system.

Our three pillars



The energy transition requires new professionals. We boost multidisciplinairy energy education, from vocational to MBA. By 2022, we aim to have 3,000 students involved in energy education.

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We facilitate and coordinate energy research that has international impact. Combining multidisciplinairy scientific and applied research to accelerate the much needed system integration.

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We foster and support creative and forward-thinking innovations. By 2022, we aim to boost 150 start-ups, and bring market-demanded innovations to the energy industry.

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Energy Venture Class: The Men from ENIE.NL

For our business accelerator programme, Energy Venture Lab hosts a public ‘Energy Venture Class’. This event is also for prospect-participants in the EVL programme, taking new entries for the start in October.

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UNIDO/EAE Sustainable Energy Systems Training 2017

In 2016 the first edition of UNIDO/EAE’s SES (Sustainable Energy Systems) Training brought twenty-six policymakers from 24 developing countries and emerging economies from all over the globe to Zernike Campus Groningen, The Netherlands. The 2017 edition will take place from 15 – 22 November.

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EBF College Day: Energy in Transition

A series of lectures organized jointly by EBF and Energy Academy Europe (EAE) as part of the EBF 2017 conference, the largest economic and business conference of the Netherlands attracting some 600 students, academics, alumni and business participants. Three expert speakers from different disciplines will share their view on the topic: Energy In Transition.

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Energy Venture Lab

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Your idea, our business accelerator. Made to measure for you, by top consultants and experts.

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Our unique facilities

Our facilities offer a permanent infrastructure for complex research and innovational projects. Partners from all fields related to energy transition are welcome to join and work with us at ESTRAC, EnTranCe and Energysense.


At EnTranCe we  create shorter lab-to-market cycles. This is our open-innovation testing facility at Zernike Campus. We offer professional support from research institutions and established companies to students and entrepreneurs.

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10,000 households, 10 years, 1 complex infrastructure. We have set up energysense to investigate how energy use, attitudes and innovation in households can contribute to the energy transition.

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ESTRAC is the interdisciplinary and open-end innovation centre where energy-related market parties, knowledge based and other institutions can join and work together on major energy questions.

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Our project portfolio

With our multidisciplinary projects we focus on integrating various issues relevant to the energy transition. Social, legal, technical, economical and political themes. On a local, national and international scale. Please take a look:


Within the European North Sea Energy Alliance, we aim to increase the competitiveness of regional energy clusters and tackle the EU20-20-20 climate and energy goals in the North Sea region.

Energy Venture Lab

This is the time of the energy entrepreneur. Startups add value to the energy transition. Together with ENGIE, we guide innovators through the first stages of becoming a successful entrepreneur, turning their innovative ideas into profitable business.

Partnership Mozambique

Mozambique has plenty of potential for sustainable sources of energy such as biomass, sun and wind. With our (Mozambican) partners, we work on reinforcing Mozambique’s knowledge infrastructure in sustainable energy.

Sustainability starts with energy education

Our education partners Energy Delta Institute, University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Energy College offer increasingly more energy-related tracks. Together we can provide the full spectrum in energy education – from vocational level up to MBA. In addition we work with partnering education and research institutions on a national and international level in a number of projects. This way we can support students to become well-rounded energy professionals.
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Our student activities

As a student you can boost your career in energy by joining Energy Academy’s learning activities.
We offer Energy Masterclasses, Energy Debates, Energy Lectures and Energy Excursions.
By attending these activities, you can add a new dimension to your current study
by getting in-depth and a broad insight into today’s energy issues.

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Our expert panel

Professors at University of Groningen

Lectors at Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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