The Community-Centric Energy Transition
Demand shifts, supply shocks and innovative business models
The Community-Centric Energy Transition Module is a state-of-the-art energy course in 6 days. Participants will be exposed to a combination of concrete experiences, forward-looking research and unorthodox views. Interactive exchanges between industry and academia will help develop new insights on:
- The demand side at the heart of an increasingly decentralized energy transition
- What energy supply and policy mix for a citizen-driven energy transition?
- Cities, energy companies & social innovators: which business and organizational models for a more decentralized and policy-influenced energy world?
“Exploring alternative paths to a more decentralized energy transition
The energy transition is about more than energy. This course explores how people, local communities and innovators are turning old paradigms on their head to create economic value in keeping with broader aspirations. Based in frontier academic research and business ingenuity, a rigorous framework is used to map the transition from a community-centric, consumption driven perspective. From the start, participants are involved in a case to create alternative paths towards a more decentralized, economically efficient and socially desirable system.
RUG is unique in hosting a spectrum of world-class expertise that can illuminate this deeper transition from consistently applied disciplines ranging from electronics and nanoscience to economics, law, sociology and psychology. The first module investigates the changing demand side. The second module combines two fields usually addressed separately and yet intertwined: energy supply and energy policies. The concluding module brings these insights to bear on the discussion of alternative models whereby communities and companies can come together in a more decentralized energy system.
This course is focused on decentralized energy transition. If you are more interested in the global challenges of energy transition we would like to refer to The International Mini MBA Energy Transition and Innovation from the Energy Delta Institute
University of Groningen rankings
The University of Groningen Business School (UGBS) offers the executive programmes of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Ranked in the top 100 of the world in the field of economics and business and internationally accredited, the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is recognized for its quality in teaching and research. The FEB is renowned for its quality as proven by national and international accreditations (AACSB and NVAO). The educational programmes, academic staff and research score highly on major global rankings. All staff, students, alumni and course participants are challenged to flourish in Adding Personal Value.
University of Groningen
Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen (RUG) is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University of Groningen is now one of the elite group of Top 100 research universities in the most prestigious ranking list. And located on top of the largest natural gas field in Europe, it is no wonder that “energy” is one of the areas the University focuses on.
Faculty of Economics and Business
AACSB and EQUIS accreditations
The Faculty of Economics and Business is proud to have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, which rank us among the top 1% business schools in the world.
# 101 UT Dallas Ranking (Business Schools 2014-2015)
# 76-100 ARWU Economics and Business (worldwide)
Energy Academy Europe
The Energy Academy Europe (EAE) is an essential partner of the University of Groningen Business School (UGBS) in developing education, conducting research and fostering innovation in the field of energy while working towards the transition to a sustainable energy future. By joining the forces of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences , the University of Groningen and the Energy Delta Institute (international energy business school), the EAE ensures that top quality educational and research institutes is backed by a vast network within the energy industry and governments, in the Netherlands and abroad, helping students and academics take on the challenge of the energy transition. Operating at the cutting edge of energy technology and of energy policy, the EAE has a strong record in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical application.
Energy Delta Institute
This Energy Course is developed in cooperation with the Energy Delta Institute . EDI develops and organizes training programmes and network events with a focus on the economic, management, legal and geopolitical aspects of the energy business.
Centre for Energy Economics Research (CEER)
This Energy Course is developed in cooperation with CEER, a centre of expertise within FEB, that conducts research on various topics within energy economics. These include energy business, energy markets, consumer behaviour regarding energy, macroeconomic effects of developments in energy markets and government policies towards the energy industry.
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