Urgency, Challenges, Evolution
Climate change is real and addressing it is imperative. Tackling climate change, ensuring energy security and enabling economic growth are amongst the most urgent challenges of our time.
This is where it all comes together
Markets, science. technology, policies, law, people – 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.
Our 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
The Danish island of Samsø has become a global example of how to create a sustainable community through local ownership and community engagement. It is the first island in the world to be 100% powered by renewable energy. Director of Denmark’s Energy Academy, Soren Hermansen, lectures.read more
Energy Learning Activities
The energy transition needs well-rounded professionals who, next to their main subject have additional insight into the context and a general knowledge of bordering energy-related disciplines. For that we host ‘Energy Learning Activities’ 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.Learn more
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 of 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.