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Date: Friday, 1 June 2018

Time: 10:00 – 16:00 h

Location: Energy Academy – Zernike Campus (Nijenborgh 6), room 5159.0065

NOTE; REGISTRATION DEADLINE 24 MAY! Limited places available (maximum of 30), students only!

This Masterclass is a special spin-off from the official symposium ‘Wind-meets-Gas’, a yearly event for energy professionals about the latest developments concerning the North Sea area. Students from the Hanze UAS and University of Groningen are welcome to this special interdisciplinary Masterclass to discover the ins and outs about offshore wind energy, gas, hydrogen, etc.



The ongoing developments on the North Sea are crucial for the EU energy transition. Appealing new initiatives leading to politics, business and knowledge institutes to join forces are of major importance in a time where North Sea developments enter a new stage. The North Sea area will develop unique possibilities in the upcoming years.


During the masterclass we will share our knowledge about the North Sea, we will divide you into groups to work on several specific cases about the North Sea. You are able to consult some of the energy experts from New Energy Coalition to help you with your case and at the end of the day, you will present your case to a jury of energy professionals!

The winning team will be invited to present its findings during the official symposium in October, the winners also receive a nice gift. And last but not least, all participants of this Masterclass will be invited to join the official symposium ‘Wind-Meets-Gas’ and the dinner (normal price € 200,-).

10:00    Plenary part
11:00    Group work
12:00    Lunch
12:30     Meet the experts + group work
14:30     Pitch your group work
16:00     Award ceremony + drinks

Do not miss out on this unique opportunity and register today – calling students from all study fields, to participate and contribute!

Participants will be selected based on their educational background to make interdisciplinary groups.

Sign up before the 24th May and maybe you’ll be one of the candidates joining our Masterclass! Selected participants receive confirmation and programme details on May 25th. Others will be put on the waiting list.

This masterclass includes lunch, coffee, drinks and a free ticket to the final symposium Wind-meets-Gas in October ’18.

This masterclass is a students-only event, admission is free upon registration.


Prof. Catrinus Jepma is professor of Energy and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. Prof. Jepma has long-term experience in lecturing and research. His field of expertise is energy policy and markets, environmental impact and policy issues, energy efficiency measures and energy technologies. He is listed as an author of more than fifty publications. Aside of his academic work, he guides policy makers and project developers in the field of for example renewable energy and alternative energy sources. Through his years of involvement as (coordinating) lead author of the IPCC, Prof. Jepma received a personalized certificate for his share in the Nobel Peace awarded to IPCC in 2007.



Gerrit van Werven was founder and general director of the Energy Valley Foundation. Nowadays he’s leading the Business Development Unit of the New Energy Coalition (originated from a merge with Energy Valley and others). He, and his team, are involved in many strategic projects, especially regarding economic development and energy policy. His projects received awards from the Dutch government, the German Bundespresident, international press and NGO’s for a range of social economic, environmental and renewable energy projects.

With Gerrit his background in urban planning, economics and public administration at the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology, he is able to connect the dots in many projects towards a more sustainable future.


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