Your entrance to a network of all players in the energy transition


Many countries have a political target to become less dependent on fossil fuels. As a consequence more and more energy is generated from fluctuating renewable energy sources (e.g. PV, wind, biogas, hydro, geothermic).

The continuous growth of renewable generation, accompanied by their decentralized operation, is leading to massive grid investment needs if no appropriate actions are taken. The transition to a society completely based on renewable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our time.

The University of Twente has the ambition and capabilities to contribute to the development of renewable energy solutions, not only focusing on the scientific and technological aspects, but also on the societal impact.

The University of Twente is the leading entrepreneurial university of The Netherlands, and has an outstanding reputation in bringing technology solutions to market.

Research programmes

Programme director

Programme Director Energy Innovation
prof.dr.ir. J.T.F. Keurentjes (Jos)
Director UT Centre for Energy Innovation (CEI)

As Energy Innovation programme director Jos will concentrate on establishing and coordinating programmes for the research areas in order to contribute to the energy transition. UT expertise will be combined with that of external partners, such as companies with expertise in energy conversion and transport, knowledge institutions and the public sector.