Sustainability and new energy took centre stage yesterday during the anniversary edition of the TransFuture Festival at the EnTranCe testing ground. This anniversary edition saw an extremely comprehensive and varied programme for visitors, which offered plenty of scope for interaction with the public. Despite yesterday's heavy rain, the majority of the programme was well attended by enthusiastic and interested visitors.
Students of Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS), University of Groningen and Noorderpoort will be competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia for the first time, with their own uniquely built and designed solar car called 'Top Dutch Solar Racing'. In the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, student teams race 3,000 kilometres across Australia in solar cars.
On Wednesday 12 June, the EnTranCe energy testing ground at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen will be home for the fifth year running to the TransFuture Festival, which is all about new forms of energy. The diverse programme includes lectures and workshops as well as an innovation market where businesses, government bodies and knowledge institutes demonstrate their activities to address the issue of new energy. The festival will also see the Top Dutch Solar Racing Team solar car on their way to Australia.
EnTranCe regularly welcomes international experts in the field of energy, sustainability and the transition towards a sustainable future. Last month, the Indian professor Anupam Saraph, visited EnTranCe and introduced students and researchers into the concepts of Future Design and System Dynamics Modeling. We asked him a couple of questions about these concepts and their relation to the energy transition.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen has received a total of €3.7 million in grants from INTERREG Europe, an initiative that supports interregional collaboration throughout Europe. The grants will fund two large multi-year projects led by Klaas Jan Noorman, professor of Energy Transition, and Willem Foorthuis, professor of Sustainable Cooperative Entrepreneurship.
Op donderdag 7 maart 2019, een dag voor de Internationale Vrouwendag, viert VIEN de oprichting met een energiesymposium. Dit zal plaatsvinden op een duurzame en inspirerende plek: de EnergyBarn op de Zernike Campus in Groningen.
Although President Trump has promised to leave the Paris climate agreement, Brazil can join him. A large minority thinks climate change is a hoax and the actions that people around the world want is a struggle. The emission of greenhouse gases is higher than ever before, our addiction to fossil fuels is persistent.
During the Barn Talk with Harm Edens, pupils from various primary schools from the three northern provinces handed over a Future Chair to Harm Edens and EnTranCe. The Future Chair symbolizes future generations who need a vote at the decision-making table of large companies.
Social, communicative and behavioural aspects are indispensable if the transition to a more sustainable society is to succeed. This message is conveyed by Dr Carina Wiekens and Dr Wim Elving. They investigate communicative and social processes as well as behavioural change in light of the transition to a greener society at their Communication, Behaviour & The Sustainable Society professorship. On Thursday 24 January, both will be officially inaugurated as professors of Hanze UAS by Mr H.J. Pijlman, Chair of the Executive Board.