This course aims to enhance understanding of key topics related to energy transition and to contribute to building new capacities for promoting sustainable energy systems for climate resilient industry, especially in the context of emerging economies.
Growing towards a sustainable energy system
We bring together plans, partners and networks to work on the energy transition. We do so, under our three pillars: education, research and innovation.
Energy Academy Europe is located at Zernike Campus Groningen in The Netherlands.
Markets, technology, policies, law and regulations and 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 asks for new professionals. We boost multidisciplinairy energy education, from vocational to MBA. By 2022, we aim to have 3,000 students involved in energy education.
We facilitate and coordinate energy research that has international impact. Combining multidisciplinairy scientific and applied research to accelerate the much needed system integration.
Are you the one we are looking for? Or do you know someone?read more
Did you know there are plans to build an energy hub in the North Sea? Mart van der Meijden, professor Large-scale Sustainable Power Systems at TU Delft and Innovation Manager at TenneT, will address the issue and the future of our energy system during his inspiring and highly interactive Energy Masterclass. How do we utilize the renewable energy potential of the North Sea? How do we connect these sources with the European energy grid?read more
How do you change people’s behaviour and attitude towards the energy transition and how to track their behaviour at all? These issues will be addressed by dr. Berfu Ünal (Social sciences, University of Groningen) and Energysense’s engagement officer Peter van Kampen. The energy transition has many different faces. Apart from the technological and political challenges that lay ahead, the energy transition has a societal side. The matter that might influence the transition’s success more than anything else are the people that have to adopt these changes.read more
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.
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.
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.
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/Startup Fast Track
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.
Sustainability starts with energy education
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.