One doesn't get the opportunity...

to talk to mr. Ban Ki-moon about climate adaptation every day


Former UN SG Mr. Ban-ki-Moon



officially opened the Groningen-office of the Global Centre on Adaptation at Energy Academy Building.


This is where it all comes together


We link education, research, innovation and markets.


This is where it all comes together

We join projects, partners and networks to work on the energy transition. Focus: education, research and innovation. In the new, much awarded and very sustainable Energy Academy Building and located at Zernike Campus Groningen in The Netherlands.

Markets, science. technology, policies, law, society – they are all part of the energy system. Our energy future depends on the integration of the system-elements. Through our projects and networks we aim to move towards system integration with the ultimate goal of transitioning to a sustainable energy system.

Three pillars



The energy transition needs new professionals. We boost multidisciplinairy energy education, from vocational to MBA. By 2022, we aim to have 3,000 students involved in energy education. Learn more


Facilitating energy research that has global impact. Combining multidisciplinary scientific and applied research to accelerate the much needed system integration. Learn more


Fostering and supporting creative and forward-thinking innovations. By 2022, we aim to boost 150 start-ups, and bring market-demanded innovations to the energy industry. Learn more

Sustainable Education Event

Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019Time: 16:00 – 20:00 hLocation: Energy Academy ​Building, Nijenborgh 6   No matter what your major is, sustainability will play a big role in your future. Are you prepared?  Do you want to know how to include sustainability in your...

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Energy Lecture: Solar Home Systems

Date: Tuesday, February 12 2019Time: 10.00 – 11.00 hLocation: Energy Barn, EnTranCe (Zernikelaan 17, 9747 AA Groningen)   During this Energy Lecture we will discuss the Solar Home Systems (SHS); their impact, advantages, disadvantages and operation. How can...

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Energy Lecture: The USA Energy Landscape, by Doug Arent

Date: Thursday, February 21 2019Time: 13.00 – 15.00 hLocation: Energy Academy Europe   The energy landscape in the United States is undergoing a rapid transformation. What are the factors shaping the energy landscape of the United States? What is the outlook...

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The Energy Academy Programme

The energy transition needs well-rounded professionals who, next to their main study field have additional insights into the context and a general knowledge of bordering energy-related disciplines. For that we host the Energy Academy Programme to students of University of Groningen and Hanze UAS 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.

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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 our research and test labs.


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.


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.

Sustainability starts with energy education

Our education partners University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Energy Delta Institute and Energy College offer a wide array of energy-related tracks. Together we can provide the full spectrum in energy education – from vocational level up to MBA. In addition we work with partnering education and research institutions on a national and international level in a number of projects. This way we can support students to become well-rounded energy professionals.
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Energy Academy Programme - extracurricular programme

As a student you can boost your career in energy by joining Energy Academy Programme: masterclasses, debates, lectures and excursions. By attending, you can add a new dimension to your current study by getting in-depth insights as well as a broad view of today’s energy issues.
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