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New Energy Coalition brings research power together for the energy transition. We provide an overall picture of the landscape of energy research and create perspective and insight into energy issues, related to our 5 themes: North Sea as an Energy Region, Green Hydrogen Economy, Industrial Transformation, Greening of the Gas System and Local Energy Systems.

We believe that a system approach of the energy transition is essential – including an integrated approach of energy research. From this position we bring relevant research and private and public parties together and, together with our partners, identify the major societal and scientific challenges that lie ahead. This results in a widely supported, current research agenda that allows us to make targeted choices about which research projects to develop within the key themes of our organisation. We link funding of public and private parties to these projects. This is how we work in a structured way to gather knowledge for a smart energy transition.

Building a research community

In the interest of open innovation we encourage knowledge and market parties who are not yet affiliated to us to join our research community. Through our organisational strength, we can drive new joint activities. We share research information with our research partners, enabling us to build a research community in which we link academic knowledge to application-oriented research.

Our central position in the field makes research results more visible to the outside world. We ensure that energy research is put on the map on a local, national and international level.

From January 2020 we have started the formation of research consortia and project development with researchers and market- and societal partners. Researchers, companies and ngo’s are invited to contact us to discuss (new) ideas in project development.

We connect policy makers, business companies and researchers. Together with our partners, we set out the broad outlines for energy research. By implementing this widely supported research agenda, we provide direction and focus and help the energy transition move forward.

- Robbert-Jan Slobben

Drs. R.J.R. Slobben

Research coordinator

Robbert-Jan Slobben is coordinator of the team research at New Energy Coalition and develops collaborations and projects in the field of energy research.

Expertises: Research social and societal aspects of energy transition