About us


We facilitate acceleration of the energy transition

As an international center of excellence Energy Academy Europe brings initiatives, partners and networks together to facilitate acceleration of the energy transition. We do so, under our three pillars: education, research and innovation.

Market, laws, policies, rules and regulations, society at large are part of the energy system. Our energy future depends on integrating the elements of this system. Through our projects we aim to move towards system integration with the ultimate goal of transitioning to a more sustainable energy system. Our cooperation with top quality educational and research institutions and our vast network within the energy industry ensure that all EAE programmes are relevant to the energy sector and at the cutting edge of energy technology. We aim to consolidate leadership of The Netherlands in energy expertise and to contribute to the transition towards a sustainable, reliable and commercially viable energy economy.


Energy Startups boosted in 2015

participants in first edition of our free online education program: Energy MOOC

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The Academy’s strongest point is its focus on the transition from fossil energy to sustainable energy. We will need both. On an institutional scale, other institutions concentrate on one or the other. This is why EAE is a very good partner in the transition.

Sibrand Poppema

President, University of Groningen


Meet our team

Andre Faaij

Andre Faaij

Academic Director

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Kim van Dam

Kim van Dam

Coordinator Education

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Robbert-Jan Slobben

Robbert-Jan Slobben

Coordinator research

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Sjoerd Ammerlaan

Sjoerd Ammerlaan

Coordinator International Affairs

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Andre van Schaik

Andre van Schaik

Coordinator planning and control

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Jutta Middelberg

Jutta Middelberg

Manager Marketing & Communications

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This is just a small part

Meet the entire Energy Academy team!

Our new build is an icon.

Our new 100% sustainable building, located at Zernike Campus in Groningen and completed late 2016, is a pioneering system for future sustainable constructions. It is labelled the highest BREEAM score ‘*****Outstanding’ and in March 2017 won a prestigious international BREEAM Award. The building is an icon, a flagship project for the region, and the ‘place to be’ for energy experts, students and entrepreneurs.

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We work on a local, national and international scale

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The nation's top infrastructure for energy transition

located in the ‘Energy Valley’, the northern part of The Netherlands, where energy innovation thrives in a smart ecosystem. This region turns its energy history into a culture of sustainability with a quadruple helix approach to the energy transition.

Our projects affect the Dutch market

Boosting energy startups affects the Dutch market. Our new partnerships reinforce the development of the North Sea Region. Facilitating dialogues affects Dutch policy.

International collaboration mitigates climate change

In order to accelerate the energy transition on a global scale, we partner in complex and multidisciplinairy international projects. We are forging new partnerships in the North Sea Region, China, Latin America, and the Middle East and more.


Together, we shape the energy transition

 

The energy transition affects us all. That is why we continuously seek cooperation with research and educational institututions, companies, governmental parties, entrepreneurs and societal organisations and networks.

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