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Energy business concepts sought for the Erasmus Energy Business Award

An opportunity to pitch to a large audience of international leaders from the energy industry is on offer for whoever has the best energy business concept at the Erasmus Energy Business Awards in June. The prize is part of the award to be presented at the Erasmus Energy Forum, hosted by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam.



Businesses working in fields related to future energy business are invited to prepare their nominations for the Erasmus Energy Business Award. It’ll be presented during the Erasmus Energy Forum in Rotterdam on 18 June 2015, an event which presents a unique mix of ideas, new knowledge and networking opportunities. The Forum is relevant for managers working in the energy industry or responsible for procurement of energy for large end-users in industries such as supply chain and logistics, plus all kinds of manufacturing, high-tech and ICT, steel, chemicals and agriculture.

The winner of the Erasmus Energy Business Award will get a money-can’t-buy opportunity on the Forum stage in front of its audience of leaders from business, industry, including politicians, policymakers and academics as well as business leaders and managers. The deadline for nominations is 1 June, 2015.

This Award is for an individual, public institution, NGO, or business enterprise that has developed or implemented an innovative and sustainable energy concept or business model that contributes to improving the lives of people, business success, or the sustainability of the planet. It will be presented during Day 1 of the Erasmus Energy Forum in Rotterdam on 18 June 2015.

The winner will be invited to pitch their idea or concept from the stage to the whole audience at the Erasmus Energy Forum during a five-minute slot in the schedule. The winner can also make the most of the networking opportunities presented during breaks in the programme and the networking dinner on Thursday evening to increase their business connections and influence among participants from across the breadth of the industry. The Erasmus Energy Forum, organised by RSM’s specialist research centre, the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business (ECFEB) will address three aspects of the transition towards decentralised sustainable energy:

  • a strategy and policy perspective
  • the city perspective
  • the port perspective

How to enter

There’s more information about the Business Award and how to enter here. This is the third year of the Erasmus Energy Business Award. You also can read about the first winner from 2013 and the winner from 2014.

Science Award for research

The ECFEB also presents the Erasmus Energy Science Award for research showing the best coupling of research with practical relevance to future energy business. For more information about the Science Award, click here.

The Erasmus Energy Forum

Since its inception in 2012, the annual Erasmus Energy Forum event organised and hosted by the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has grown in size and influence. The first three annual events, in 2012 , 2013, and 2014 brought together representatives from a wide range of industries, academia and politics, in front of large and increasingly influential audiences. The Forum features world-class thinkers, academics and leaders from a wide range of business and industry sectors – including transport, power producers, equities and unions – as well as leading academics addressing major themes from the perspectives of all stakeholders in front of an international audience.

Previous Erasmus Energy Forum events have been recognised for successfully bridging business, science and policy, and offering a unique environment for exchanging information, as well as valuable networking opportunities.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has offices in the Amsterdam Zuidas business district and in Taipei, Taiwan. www.rsm.nl

For more information on RSM or on this release, please contact Marianne Schouten, Media & Public Relations Manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at mschouten@rsm.nl.

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