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.
Housed in the new, much awarded and very sustainable Energy Academy building,
our organisation is located at Zernike Campus Groningen in The Netherlands.
Markets, technology, policies, laws, indeed society at large are all 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.
We facilitate and coordinate energy research that has international impact. Combining multidisciplinairy scientific and applied research to accelerate the much needed system integration.
Vacancy Project Manager ENSYSTRA via University of Groningen, FSEread more
During this lecture, Robbert van der Pluijm (Energystock BV) will discuss the ways in which hydrogen can help us solve the energy puzzle. In doing so, he will reflect on the benefits of hydrogen, as well as challenges associated with usage of hydrogen.read more
The energy transition leads to enormous changes and challenges in our energy system. How can we utilize the renewable energy potential of the North Sea? How do we connect this source to the European energy grid? Catrinus Jepma and Ante Frens are offering their insights.read more
Energy Learning Activities
Energy Academy Europe offers Energy Learning Activities to RUG and Hanze UAS students, to add to their main study field and to complement their degree: lectures, debates, masterclasses and excursions on a wide range of topics related to energy transition.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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainability starts with energy education
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.