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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Summer School 2017

The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the energy transition.

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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.

Our portfolio

Energy Venture Lab

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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 & regulations and society at large are 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 Lecture: Energy Transition from the global perspective, by Noe van Hulst, Ambassador of The Netherlands at OECD and IEA

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) focuses on “better policies for better lives” and the International Energy Agency (IEA) on reliable and sustainable energy policies. The transition to a low-carbon economy is critical in the work of both OECD and IEA. It is also one of the priorities of the current G20 presidency of Germany. In his lecture Noe van Hulst will elaborate on the challenges and possibilities on a global scale during this path of energy transition.

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Energy Learning Activities 2016-2017

We host energy lectures, debates, masterclasses and excursions. Learn 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.

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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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Professors at University of Groningen

Lectors at Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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