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Society/business Societal themes Energy Education PhD Energy Summer School 2018 - Local Energy Innovation for Global Change

Course information

Target group

PhD students whose research addresses innovation (broadly defined, both social and technical) in energy systems and energy transitions.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .


The summer school programme will start early on 12 July 2018 and will end at the end of the day on 20 July 2018.

Name Affiliation Contribution
Arianthe Oudshoorn Arianthe (Trainers & Acteurs) Ice breaker
Dr. Anne Beaulieu University of Groningen Energy transition and interdisciplinary research
Dr. Henny J. Windt University of Groningen Local energy initiatives, great ideas, small effects?
Dr. Festus Boamah Bayreuth University Emerging Energy Autonomy Visions, Social Practices & Spatial patterns of Decentralised Solar PV Electrification in Africa
Dr. Louise B. Meijering University of Groningen Participatory approaches to research
Dr Lise Jans University of Groningen Why community energy initiatives can foster the energy transition: A social psychological perspective
Prof. dr. Frank A. Hindriks University of Groningen Energy, Basic Needs, and Moral Values
Rick Bosman DRIFT, Rotterdam Navigating transition space: the role of transformative incumbents in the energy transition
Dr. Killian J. McCarthy University of Groningen Incumbent Strategies for Surviving the Energy Transition
Dr. Christian Zuidema University of Groningen Energy transition and energy landscapes
Dr. Mieke Oostra Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen Local energy initiatives: types of initiatives, drivers to start and kind of activities
Dr. Evrim Ursavas University of Groningen Design of Energy Supply Chain Networks Sven Stremke Wageningen University and Research Centre Energy landscapes - A first typology across scales and qualifications
Dr. Romain J.G. Mauger University of Groningen The legal framework for smart grids development on European islands: The case of small-size storage on Madeira, the Orkneys and Samsø

Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • Understand different views on innovation
  • Analyse innovations in energy systems from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Master concepts about the dynamics around innovations in energy systems
  • Address the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration
Workload + certificate

The summer school represents a workload of 140 hours, of which about 50 are dedicated to preparations ahead of the summer school. After successful completion of the summer school, a certificate of attendance will be awarded.

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