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 companies.

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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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Growing towards a sustainable energy system

Energy Academy Europe brings together relevant activities, partners and networks to work on the energy transition.
We do so, under our three pillars: education, research and innovation. The Energy Academy Europe is located at the Zernike Campus Groningen in the Netherlands.

Market, laws and regulations, and society at large are all part of the energy system. Our energy future depends on the integration of the elements of this system. Via our projects, we are growing towards system integration with the ultimate goal of transitioning to a more sustainable energy system.

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Education

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

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Research

We facilitate and coordinate energy research with international significance. Combining multidisciplinairy scientific and applied research, accelerating the needed system integration.

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Innovation

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

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Student Blog | Under Pressure: Piezoelectrics

With the prospect of research as a career, student assistant Jack looks into some of the current research going on at the University of Groningen. In the development of new technologies, one that stands out to him is that of piezoelectric materials; a use of which is energy harvesting. Read on to find out a little more about these devices and their potential role in the energy system.

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Energy Activities 2016

We organise different lectures and excursions in 2016.

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Our unique facilities

Our facilities together shape a permanent infrastructure for coordinating and facilitating complex research and innovation projects. Relevant parties are welcome to work together at EnTranCe and Energysense.

EnTranCe

EnTranCe is our open-innovation testing facility. We offer professional support from knowledge institutes and businesses to students and entrepreneurs. Here, we create shorter lab-to-market cycles.

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Energysense

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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Our project portfolio

Our multidisciplinary projects focus on integrating all elements relevant for the energy transition. Social, juridical, technical, economic and political. On a local, national and international scale. Please, take a look:

ENSEA

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

Startup Fast Track

This is the time of the energy entrepreneur. Startups add value to the energy transition. Together with ENGIE, we’re guiding young innovators through the first stages of becoming successful entrepreneurs.

Partnership Mozambique

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

Sustainability begins with energy education

Our educational partners Energy Delta Institute, University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Energy College are offering more and more energy-related tracks. Together, we are making the full educational spectrum on energy possible – from MBO to MBA. Additionally, on a national and international level, we’re working together with other knowledge institutions in a number of projects. By doing so, we help students to become well-rounded energy professionals.

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Our student activities

You, as a student, can boost your career in energy with our 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 breath insights into energy problems.

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Professors at University of Groningen

Lectors at Hanze University of Applied Sciences