Growing towards a sustainable energy system
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. Learn more
We facilitate and coordinate energy research that has international impact. Combining multidisciplinairy scientific and applied research to accelerate the much needed system integration. Learn more
The labour market is one of the pillars that will be reshaped as a result of the energy transition. Cees Verhagen from CAB research and consultancy agency gives an outlook on labour market developments that go hand in hand with the transition to a sustainable energy system.read more
EnTranCe, the energy field lab facility at Zernike Campus Groningen, introduces monthly ‘Barn Talks’ about the energy transition.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.