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.
Our three pillars
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.
We facilitate and coordinate energy research with international significance. Combining multidisciplinairy scientific and applied research, accelerating the needed system integration.
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.read more
As part of the 2016 Hacked in Groningen Hackathon league, Hackenergy 2016 is set to run from October 14-16 at the Energy Barn (Zernike Campus) in Groningen. The event welcomes hackers from across Europe to attend and compete for cash prizes awarded by an eclectic jury…read more
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
Sustainability begins with energy education
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.