New Energy Outlook for the Netherlands

Project: Research direct

Project Details


NEON is a multidisciplinary research program addressing three interrelated societal challenges: climate action, renewable energy, and smart & sustainable transport. We believe integral research combining societal, economic and technological expertise is the key to understanding and solving todays big challenges. Our research focuses on making impact. Therefore we closely collaborate with over twenty industry partners, multiple governmental institutions and other societal partners. Next to that we are connected to some of the biggest experts in the international research community.

The 33 PhD positions combined in the NEON program are subdivided in the domains: Sustainable energy, Smart & safe mobility, Societal integration and Integral models. Covering everything from chemistry and electrical engineering to law and psychology. All working together with the same drive towards our mutual goal ofaccelerating the energy and mobility transition through integral, multidisciplinary research.

The NEON methodology is innovative in that it focuses on difficult technological problems while simultaneously evaluating and testing all technological and social options in a system setting through social research, living labs and an integral computer model. This requires integrating and interfacing technological knowledge with knowledge from the social sciences and humanities. Are you interested? See the NEON research project website.

Budget: 10M

TU/e researchers involved, a.o.:
- Rudi Bekkers
- Floor Alkemade
- Tom van Woensel
- Maarten Steinbuch (PI)
- Auke Hoekstra (project coordinator)

Project Partners

AlianderAmpyx PowerBrainport EindhovenCity of RotterdamDamen Shipyards GroupDe VerkeersondernemingDialogicElaadNLElestorEuropean Suply Chain ForumHelioxKitepowerLianderLightyearMetalotNationaal Kennisplatform LaadinfrastructuurNXPPlanbureau voor de LeefomgevingPONProdriveTechnologiesProvince of Noord-BrabantRAI Automotive Industry NLRoyal IHCSolarge B.V.SolianceTNOZEnMo solutions

University partners

Eindhoven University of TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyUniversity of TwenteErasmus University RotterdamTilburg UniversityAmsterdam University of Applied ScienceBreda University of Applied Science

Layman's description

Lighting the way to zero emission energy and mobility
Effective start/end date1/11/2031/10/24


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