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Energy transition research event

When:Tu 16-04-2024 14:00 - 17:30
Where:Energy Academy Europe, Nijenborgh 6, 9747 AG Groningen

On Tuesday 16th of April a new research event organised by the Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate and New Energy Coalition will take place in Groningen. Please save the date in your agenda for now and find the tentative programme below. A link to register will follow in due time.

After the informative first part on research support opportunities, we will divide into different groups where you’ll be asked to brainstorm with your UG and NEC colleagues on potential projects connected to the themes listed; and share the ideas with the session participants. This gives a chance to meet colleagues and initiate new collaborations. Based on the outcomes of the brainstorm sessions, we will further look into the possibilities of writing a project proposal and/or connecting other actors from our combined network to certain ideas. Input to the programme is still welcome.

The full programme:



Plenary Kickoff in Energy Academy

Opportunities for energy transition research with New Energy Coalition (Pim Frederix)

The Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate (Lorenzo Squintani)




Guided brainstorm session 1:

1. System integration: what do we need where parts of the energy system meet?

2. Green molecules: enhancing tech and value chains for sustainable molecular energy carriers

3. Human capital: translating research into teaching (student or professional), serving the labor market, etc.


Guided brainstorm session 2:

1. Lowering barriers in roll-out: planning, permitting, innovating by doing

2. Participation of private or public actors: structuring the way to create real-world impact

3. Climate impact from social, economic or technical innovations: am I doing the right thing? What do I show to prove it?


Closing words and Drinks


Please register now at New Energy Coalition.

We hope to see you there in April!

Leo Dvortsin, Lorenzo Squintani, Marije Vos and Pim Frederix

Contact: l.dvortsin; p.frederix