Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

About ECN – Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

How can we supply sustainable energy to the world? We are working hard to find answers to this question every day at ECN. ECN is active in the area between fundamental research at universities and the application of this knowledge in the marketplace. This approach has been very successful: We are receiving more and more assignments from companies and the government.

Today’s biggest challenge is finding a solution to tomorrow’s energy problem

ECN is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. It currently employs around 600 people. The research centre carries out research in the field of energy. The researchers are active in the area between fundamental research at universities and the application of this knowledge in the marketplace. This means their work has a great impact on daily life. Technology developed at ECN is used, for example, in solar cell systems installed on the roofs of houses and modern wind turbines that generate electricity in open fields. In this way, the institute plays an important role in today’s and tomorrow’s society.

ECN is an innovative knowledge company and actively participates in projects in the Netherlands and abroad in cooperation with industry and other research institutes. The transfer of knowledge and technology is an important aspect in these projects. ECN also cooperates closely with national and international universities and research institutes and acts as an intermediary between fundamental research and the market through the technological research it conducts. ECN has five specialised units:

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research
  • Policy Studies
  • Efficiency & Industry

Working at ECN

The people working at ECN are our most important asset. People with the latest scientific and technical knowledge find an inspiring work environment at ECN. If you are a university graduate or have completed higher vocational education, ECN offers you various career possibilities. If you would like to work on solutions for the future, put your energy to good use at ECN, where you are sure to find an inspiring and dynamic environment to work in. Challenging work is waiting for you!

Location

Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE, Petten

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