Build the skills to lead the future

As we embrace a zero-emission energy system, there is now a growing consensus that hydrogen will play a critical role in the race to decarbonisation. Hydrogen can be used to store and transport (renewable) energy efficiently. It is poised to meet a vast range of energy needs and accelerate efforts to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

As momentum gathers, demand for skills and expertise in the Hydrogen industry is set to grow exponentially. Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition is an online introductory course for forward-thinking professionals looking to leverage the innovation wave. Delivered by Energy Delta Institute and EIT InnoEnergy, this course discusses the role of Hydrogen in achieving a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The online, self-paced learning course includes two interactive, virtual sessions and gives you a rock-solid understanding of all the dynamics at play: from the role of Hydrogen in the energy value chain, the actors in the context of Hydrogen production, transport, storage and end-use applications to economic, institutional, policy and regulation, safety and societal dimensions.

How you benefit

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition will empower you to:

  • Critically reflect on the energy transition and the implications it has on energy systems today
  • Acquire strategic insight into important building blocks of future energy systems
  • Appreciate the potential role of Hydrogen within the energy transition
  • Determine relevant links of the Hydrogen value chain: mainly production, transportation, storage and end-use
  • Identify the end uses of hydrogen for decarbonisation in: industry, mobility, built environment
  • Explain the advantages of hydrogen against other fuel carriers, especially in comparison to electrification
  • Understand how Hydrogen works in power generation, energy storage, heating, industry, mobility, and stand-alone systems
  • Summarise the legal and policy challenges related to the use of Hydrogen
  • Spot and leverage new opportunities for hydrogen.

This programme is co-developed with:

 EIT InnoEnergy brings people and resources together, catalysing and accelerating the energy transition. New ideas, products and solutions that make a real difference, and new businesses and people to deliver them to market. Operating at the centre of the energy transition, we build connections worldwide, bringing together innovators and industry, entrepreneurs and investors, graduates, and employers. Students and learners have access to eight master’s programmes at 16 top technical universities and business schools, as well as online and blended courses.

Our professional learning solutions are the gateway to all the sustainable energy resources your organisation needs to stay on top. Our partners and community members are leading authorities in the sustainable energy industry. We don’t just talk, we do. We convene the knowledge and experience of researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses, thought-leaders, innovation projects, and more than 250 start-ups in a single education service to make sustainability a reality. Our professional learning provides unparalleled access to sustainable energy experts, education, and entrepreneurs. Use our online and blended courses to catalyse your business’ critical knowledge, skills or expertise with a click. Tap our collective expertise to create a custom learning experience for your organisation or outsource part of your corporate university. As your strategic partner, we can help you create learning paths and job profiles for your future talent needs, at scale, with measurable impact. EIT InnoEnergy’s professional learning service is the only source your talent will need to create the future for them and for your organisation.

EIT InnoEnergy was established in 2010 and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
, with offices and hubs across Europe and in Boston, US.

About the programme

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition delivers a multi-perspective understanding of the way in which Hydrogen will drive a carbon-neutral society by 2050.

You will explore the characteristics of hydrogen as a leading carbon-free candidate, together with the main actors in Hydrogen production, transport and storage and end-use application. You will also discover the technological, economic, regulatory and safety context as we look towards the future implementation of Hydrogen as a critical player in the global energy transition. Finally, you will go through two real-world cases from the hydrogen sector. In the first case, Home Power Solutions (HPS) – Picea, you will reflect and discuss about the drivers and barriers behind the use of hydrogen for residential heat, understand the technical aspects of HPS’s innovation, and apply aspects of hydrogen safety, regulation and policy incentives. In the second case, conducted with Waterstofnet and Colruyt Group, you will be asked to compare a hydrogen car and an EV from a financial, sustainability and user acceptance/ease of use point of view.

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition integrates the benefits of online, self-paced learning and interaction with faculty through virtual sessions.

The blended programme consists of a Small Private Online Course and two intensive three-hour virtual sessions, which can be taken from the participants’ usual study location. Specifically, the online course consists of two online learning modules of five lessons each, which participants can follow at their own pace. Each lesson includes relevant reading materials. Some practice exercises are added and there will be online assessments to test your learning. In addition, the course includes case work on hydrogen applications and innovations. This is followed by the two virtual sessions with energy experts and our academic expert, Theo Fens. During these sessions, you will be able to network with other experts and participants.


The small private online course consist of the following lessons*:

Module 1:

  • Introduction to the energy transition
  • Production and supply of hydrogen
  • Transportation and storage
  • Safety & handling
  • Policy and regulatory aspects

Module 2:

  • Introduction into end-use applications
  • End-use hydrogen application in industry
  • End-use hydrogen application in mobility
  • End-use hydrogen application in the built environment
  • Long-term potential – hydrogen outlook

Case work on hydrogen applications and innovations:

  • Home Power Solutions (HPS) – Picea
  • Mobility – Waterstofnet and Colruyt Group

The 3-hour virtual sessions focus on the following topics:

  • Session 1: Deeper-dive into the hydrogen value chain
  • Session 2: Opportunities and business cases

*Recommended pace of learning: 4 weeks, 2.5 hours per week (10 learning hours).

Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

Who should attend

Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition has been designed for executives in charge of business, operational and senior leaders. Participants include:


  • Business developers and strategic analysts
  • Business analysts and energy analysts
  • (Renewable) energy producers
  • Energy traders and control service providers
  • Energy business consultants
  • Innovation, research and development advisors
  • Policymakers
  • Regulators
Module 1
  • Lecture 1Tuesday 7 December 2021Time is to be determined Lecture 2Wednesday 8 December 2021Time is to be determined
  • OnlineYou will receive an invitation for our online learning platform
Lecturer European Energy Markets & Hydrogen

Theo Fens

Dr. Theo Fens is an independent consultant, associated partner at Deloitte Consultancy and associate partner at the Global Gas Netherlands Initiative. Since 2002 he has been senior research fellow at Technical University of Delft, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. He specialises in strategic consultancy in the energy and utilities sector.


You can easily register online for this program.

Select session
Course type
Virtual programme
7 December 2021
8 December 2021


Billing information

Invoice details

    Contact details invoice

    Contact details invoice


      Choose a payment method

      Other programmes within this theme

      Intensive Course Hydrogen

      Intensive Course Hydrogen

      • 16 Mar 2022 - 18 Mar 2022
      • Hamburg, Germany
      Intensive Course Hydrogen

      Intensive Course Hydrogen

      • 16 Nov 2022 - 18 Nov 2022
      • Spain