Executive Programme Energy Transition and Innovation

The future of energy and the ensuing business opportunities and challenges

Highlights of this energy transition training course:

  • In cooperation with Nyenrode Business University, RWTH Aachen University of Technology and the International Energy Agency 
  • Including e-learning

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Key benefits of this Energy Transition training course

What's in it for you?

Upon completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify key challenges facing the energy sector
  • Recognise the role of gas and renewable energy in global energy mix and distinguish main trends
  • Distinguish elements and steps of scenario planning
  • Analyse the role of innovation in energy sector on a specific example (expressed in the energy innovation essay)
  • Recognise main elements of energy innovation policies and their practical application
  • Identify and assess the new business models in the energy sector


Which topics are addressed during this energy transition and innovation executive programme?

Module 1: 

  • Technology developments and implications for the energy business
  • Innovation dynamics: how to respond to today’s disruptive changes
  • The role of gas in the worldwide energy transition
  • Technical revolutions in the power sector and digital energy
  • Scenario planning and translation into business models
  • Energy innovation policies and societal context

Module 2: 

  • The views on the International Energy Agency on perspectives and investments
  • The latest insights from the International Panel on Climate Change
  • The role of major energy companies in the energy transition
  • Presentations of participants ‘Innovation Essays’
  • Opportunities, skills and leadership in energy world in transit

Participant's profile

At whom is this Energy Executive Programme targeted?

This course is targeted at professionals who already have considerable working experience in the energy sector. In particular, it is suited for the mid- and senior career level positions from multidisciplinary departments in energy companies, examples of the positions are:

  • Business development managers
  • Strategy consultants/managers
  • Operational, portfolio and risk managers
  • Marketing and performance consultants/managers
  • Innovation, research and development advisors
  • Energy business analysts

If you are more interested in decentralised energy transition, we refer you to Executive Programme on Community-Centric Energy Transition of the University of Groningen Business School.


The lecturers of the last course: 

Bert Stuij is Vice President Innovation at EDI, Manager National Programmes / Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise  Agency (RVO.nl).  In his career Bert has been responsible for a wide rage of programmes in the fields of renewable energy, energy innovation, energy transition, carbon capture and storage, biobased economy and gas and he is managing a team of 100 professionals. As Program Director and founder of the Executive Programme Energy Transition and Innovation, Bert guarantees the high standard quality of the programme.

Prof. Marko Hekkert is head of Innovation Studies at the University of Utrecht for the faculty of Geosciences. He studies the dynamics of emerging technological fields. His focus areas are Earth and Sustainability and Institutions. Furthermore he is known for his many publications.

Elmer de Boer is Manager Ideation at Eneco Innovation & Ventures, where is responsible for creating opportunities for startups & Eneco Group to work together on sustainable energy for everyone. The covered business areas are: smart cities, smart homes, smart buildings, smart mobility, solar & storage, flex & smart grids and sustainable heating. Eneco is one of the most innovative energy companies in the Netherlands. Elmer de Boer has been a regular lecturer in a range of EDI’s course.

Jacques de Swart is professor of applied mathematics at Nyenrode Business University. Jacques teaches courses within the scope of Accounting, Controlling and Credit Rating at Nyenrode Business University and New Business School Amsterdam. He executes research on risk quantification and risk equalisation in applied mathematics. His chair at Nyenrode Business Universiteit is sponsored by PwC. Jacques works there as a consultant in the Advisory Group.

Rik W. De Doncker is Director of the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC), RWTH Aachen University since 2006. After holding several academic positions in the US, he in 1996 joined the Aachen University of Technology. He has received a number of awards for his work. The most recent being the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award (2013). 


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Executive Programme Energy Transition and Innovation

23 – 26 March 2020 (Module I) - TBC
25 - 27 May 2020 ( Module II) - TBC
€5.950,- (accommodation, travel expenses and VAT not included)
Nyenrode, The Netherlands /Paris, France
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23 – 26 March 2020 (Module I)*
25 - 27 May 2020 ( Module II)*

*The dates need to be confirmed


The programme fee is € 5.950,- (accommodation, travel expenses and VAT not included) .


Participants of the Executive Programme will receive a certificate from Nyenrode Business University and Energy Delta Institute.

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