About the Erasmus Energy Forum

About the Erasmus Energy Forum

Who we are

The Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business has an inter-disciplinary approach to developing the business foundation for tomorrow's energy landscape. Our research enables the robust, intelligent, efficient and sustainable energy networks of the future and builds on the rich and successful foundation of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In particular, our work on Smart Grids, Virtual Power Plants, Consumer behaviour and Power TAC pushes the agenda towards an increasingly integrated European energy landscape supporting European energy policy. We are known for:

  • interdisciplinary approach
  • international reach
  • advanced research methodologies
  • innovative business models

The goal is…

Our annual Forum event is unique in that it brings together many stakeholders to discuss “the future of energy, and energy of the future”. Our first two annual events, in 2012 and 2013, brought together representatives from a wide range of industries, academia and politics, in front of large and influential audiences. It is rare that speakers representing so many parts of the industry – the grid, generators, IT, politicians and academics as well as such forward-thinking major consumers such as Port of Rotterdam – are able to co-operate, discourse and compare knowledge in a public forum. We aim to establish a pan-European community of the future energy landscape. As such, the 2014 Erasmus Energy Forum sets forth the following goals:  

  • develop relationships between the participants of the future energy landscape
  • set up a platform for exchange of expert information and best practices
  • explore models of alternative resource sharing and storing
  • define ways to increase energy efficiency and efficient allocation of resources

Who participates?

The Energy Forum is targeted at policy makers, business and academia. It is relevant for managers working in the energy industry or responsible for procurement of energy for large end users. This includes industries such as port industry, (car)manufacturing, high-tech and ICT, steel, chemicals and agriculture.

The Erasmus Energy Forum 2013 featured vigorous panel discussions involving academics, political leaders and representatives from major international businesses with an audience of more than 150 participants. One of our speakers last year was Volker Beckers, former CEO of RWE Npower, who now chairs the Advisory Board of the Centre for Future Energy Business.

Conference Chairman is Prof. Wolf Ketter, Director of the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business. He says: “The beauty of the Forum is the breadth of speakers. We will get presentation, speakers and debate from every perspective; from ICT, consumer behaviour, energy production and politics.”

Previous Forum events had participants from: ABB Group, ABN AMRO, Addmore, AEGON N.V., Alliander N.V., Arengo B.V., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, BMW Group Nederland, Borodin Interim Management, BP Europa, Capgemini, CGI, CISCO systems, City of Rotterdam, Cleopa GmbH, Climex, Commerzbank, Daimler, Delft University of Technology, Delta, Digital Xalience a.s , DuneWorks, E.ON, Eneco, Energievan.nu, Essent, Flora Holland B.V., GMX, GS1 Nederland, HC Feijenoord, IBM Netherlands, Indus Technologies, ING, international KYC, Landis+Gyr , Methodware, NCE Smart, Netherlands Cancer Institute, NGI, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, NUON, NWO, ORTEC bv, Patentship, Port of Rotterdam, Rabobank, Rotterdam Climate Initiative, Royal Dutch Mint, RWE-Essent, Seaconomy, Shell, Sia Partners, Siemens, Smit Lamnalco, Sprenger Duurzaam Advies, Stedin, Systemic Branding, TU Delft ,TU Eindhoven, UC Berkeley, University of Connecticut School of Business (BUSN), University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Minnesota, University of Zagreb Croatia, VaasaETT, Van den Herik & Partners, ZMG Zurich Management Group AG.

Why participate?

Necesarry changes in the energy market can be achieved only with innovation and new approaches, which is why we believe that the Forum provides a learning opportunity for everyone. It brings together stakeholders at the forefront of innovative research and implementation, allows them exchange best practices and to develop innovative business models that benefit all participants.

The Forum also provides a fantastic opportunity for networking among business, policy makers and top academics.

About the event

There’s more information about the event on www.RSM.nl/energyforum. The Erasmus Energy Forum 2014 is hosted by the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business, a specialist research centre based at Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), the joint research institute of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).  Scientific Director is Prof. Wolf Ketter.