By boosting talent
This is the time for energy entrepreneurs and innovative businesses. We support and foster creative and forward-thinking innovations that meet current energy challenges and contribute positively to a sustainable future. We do so, by shortening lab-to-market cycles, and helping not only the business, but also the entrepreneur. Our facilities and partner network allow us to connect industry demand with the new developments, and boost young entrepreneurs with the specific set of skills needed to break through market barriers.
In a perfect place
Local governments, corporates and knowledge institutes of The Northern Netherlands have created a climate of cooperation, allowing energy startups to excell. Energy Innovation thrives in this smart ecosystem. The region also has built a culture of sustainability. Cooperation and co-creation, even between competitors, are at the heart of our state-of-the-art testing facilities. Funding opportunities are plenty, distances near, as well as affordable and inspiring office space. Most important, knowledge and energy has strongly developed last years.
Start-ups add value to the energy transition. ENGIE and Energy Academy have created Energy Venture Lab/Startup Fast Track to assist startups in their development. The programme gives us first critical access to talented innovators.Pieter de Jong
This region is full of smart talent! The old city of Groningen has the youngest average population in the country – and you can tell: it is bursting with clever and motivated young people, it has a great nightlife, culture & rising entrepreneurship ecosystem. Combining all these facts in one place is for sure the recipe for amazing innovation and great new startups.Faris Nizamic
energy startups boosted so far
After a full weekend and 48 intense hours of collaboration, excitement and solution-finding, the best idea according to a jury of industry experts was a project called EcoCoin at Hackenergy 2016.read more
On 10, 11 and 12 February, the Netherlands will be the epicentre of the latest internet technology – blockchain – at the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon 2017, one of Europe’s largest and most challenging hackathons.read more
We are an engine for co-creation of talent, products and services in the energy sector, and we are always open to regional, national and international partnerships with companies. This is where they all have the chance to develop new products and bring them to the market in a shorter time.Henk Pijlman
From acceleration to office spaceInterested in what the Northern Netherlands has to offer? Find out more about business acceleration programs, testing facilities, funding, patents, and office space. More information
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.