Aard Groen , Dean/professor at University of Groningen/Energy Academy Europe

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Bilateral Meetings

  • 08.12.2013 Sunday (04:15 pm - 06:00 pm)

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. Out of this tradition rose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the North of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.

Teaching and research
The University provides high quality research and teaching in a broad and varied range of fields of study. It is distinguished by the close link the University of Groningen has forged between research and teaching, a bond that does justice to their interdependence.

As an institution facilitating academic research and teaching, the University works at the forefront in its respective fields. The University undertakes its cooperative relationships on the basis of openness and equality. In these relationships, the University is socially very active. In relation to stimulate use of academic knowledge and cultivate the typical Dutch entrepreneurial nature the university of Groningen center of entrepreneurship offers education and training to students and staff from industry. Furthermore via Venturelab Groningen it stimulates innovative business development in corporate and start- up entrepreneurship especially in areas of health and energy. For this last area U o G is partner of Energy Academy Europe.

The Energy Academy Europe provides education, conducts research and fosters innovation in the field of energy while working towards the transition to a sustainable energy future. Our cooperation with top quality educational and research institutes and our vast network within the energy industry ensure that all EAE programmes are relevant to the energy sector and at the cutting edge of energy technology.

Country: Netherlands

Organization Type: Knowledge institution

Organization Size: 250+


City: Groningen ,PO Box 800, 9700 AV Google map

Areas of Activities

Water Technology


      Agro, Food & Technology



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