Our Portfolio

Our projects pave the way to a sustainable energy future

The energy transition is a highly complex systematic phenonemon. We have taken the lead in a initiating, facilitating and coordinating complex multidisciplinairy projects necessary to accelerate the energy transition. Please, take a look at our portfolio:

Portfolio Projects

Energy Academy Projects

Energy Venture Lab

We help talented entrepreneurs with great ideas move forward. Startups and established businesses. Participants bring their idea, give their blood, sweat and tears, and we provide a tailor-made business acceleration programme with facilities, networks, coaching and expertise. For free.

Partnership Unido

We are proud to be a partner of  UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). With UNIDO we are developing joint projects in the areas of research, education and capacity building. In November 2017 the second edition of our co-produced Sustainable Energy Systems Training will take place, following the initial succesful launch in 2016 (see: SES2016). More to come!



The energy transition has a large impact and is a complex and multi-disciplinary topic. Because of this complexity governments and market parties are reluctant to move forward, to embrace changes and innovations. The results of new policy in strategy and investments are increasingly difficult to project. As a result the questions of energy transition remain unanswered.

MOOC Energy Transition

Our free Massive Open Online Course for students and professionals provides a unique multidisciplinary approach exploring the technological, legal, economic, spatial and societal aspects of the energy transition. Energy Academy Europe and University of Groningen offer an updated release every year.


The European North Sea Energy Alliance (ENSEA) aims to increase the competitiveness of research- driven energy clusters through better coordination and exploitation of research. With ENSEA, we defend the North Sea coastline against climate change.

PhD Energy Summerschool

The Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS) enjoys a growing popularity with PhD students all over the globe. The subject (energy, energy transition) is of course relevant today more than ever, as is GESS’ multi- and interdisciplinary approach. The number of applicants exceeds the available number of positions every year… We are proud to co-host and support the University of Groningen’s Energy Summer School (more)


China PhD Program

Biomass energy plays a more and more important role in the worldwide energy system. As coordinator of multidisciplinary energy research programs, we coordinate a new Doctoral program on biomass, for 9 Chinese NWAFU PhD students in the years of 2016-2018.

World Energy Council

The World Energy Council (WEC) is a global network of energy practitioners aimed at promoting an
“affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all”.
The EAE heads the Programming Board of the Dutch committee, proposing and coordinating studies on topical energy issues.

North-West Germany (OLEC)

Since 2013, we are developing cross-border cooperation with the OLEC network in the Oldenburg region. We want to establish collaboration on relevant energy themes and bring together partners from business and academia from both regions.

IAEE 2018

As co-organiser of the 41st edition of the International Energy Economics Conference in 2018, we see a fantastic opportunity to showcase the excellence in multidisciplinary energy research, education and innovation programmes.

Partnership Mozambique

A consortium led by the University of Groningen and Energy Academy Europe executes this project on strengthening the energy knowledge infrastructure in Mozambique in the field of energy, setting up programmes at Mozambican educational institutes and train Mozambican staff.