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Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 h
Location: Energy Academy ​Building (exact location will be anounced)

NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE 29 MAY! This is a students only event, there are limited places available.



Every building is a potential power plant, so which business cases can we develop if we would be able to connect these power plants ourselves? How would you make a business case (and money) in a decentralized energy system and in a world that is slowly becoming renewable? Would it include an energy blockchain? Why? Why not? In this masterclass Envitron company challenges students of University of Groningen and Hanze UAS to think about ‘the energy internet’.



Within the energy transition we face many obstacles, and we are in need of some good solutions. Why not make use of the thousands of students we have right here at University of Groningen and Hanze UAS? Game on! Join in and expand your knowledge with unique perspectives. Hear the story about a Groningen Energy Startup: Envitron. Solve a business case in the new energy market and gain experience in a multidisciplinary team.

In 2015 a couple of enthusiastic young professionals built a self-sufficient sailing boat. In 2016 they named their partnership Envitron and won the Startup Fast Track (now: Energy Venture Lab), a business accelerator programme. In 2017, Envitron reiceived  an investment participation and started working with some very smart IT programmers. Today they have an office at the Energy Transition Center EnTranCe at Zernike Campus Groningen: finishing their prototype and gearing up for production.

Marro Mijnans, CEO of Envitron, has a clear vision: develop one service device that enables us to monitor, control and share energy with our local environment. Let’s build the future energy system right here, on-campus: the world will follow your example.


14:00 – 14:45: Introduction about Envitron and the assignment by CEO Marro Mijnans
14:45 – 16:00: Development of the assignment and the presentation
16:00 – 17:00: Presentation of the ideas

You are hereby invited to join this Energy Masterclass. An excellent opportunity to broaden your view, experiment, acquire interdisciplinary knowledge, co-create a new energy future and be part of the energy transition!

This is a students only event, admission is free upon registration. There are limited places available. 

Marro Mijnans, CEO of Envitron company, has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Engineering and Management and a European Master of Science in Sustainable Energy System Management. He is one of the founders of Envitron, an energy startup founded in Groningen. Marro was part of the first group of students that specialized in Energy at the Hanze UAS, and part of the first group that acquired the Energy Academy Certificate and of the first group of graduates of the Hanze Energy Master of Science. As a student assistant, he was involved in the Energy Academy Europe organisation, EnTranCe and the Hanze energy Masters since 2012. His focus with Envitron is balancing all energy supply and demand with a sensor platform and apps.


It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.

Website: New Energy Coalition