• Starting dates

    12 September 2024

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Programme fee

    €1,950 (excl. 21% VAT)

  • Language


  • Format

    In person

Elevate your leadership prowess with RSM’s cutting-edge executive course on hydrogen, the game-changer in the energy landscape. Dive into the world of clean energy and sustainability, equipping yourself with the knowledge and insights needed to drive innovation and transform your organisation. 

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Learning goals

After this programme, you can add these strengths to your knowledge and skill set. 

  • Understand the hydrogen market and its potential.
  • Identify the hydrogen value chain and the interaction between players in its value chain.
  • Be at the forefront of hydrogen development innovations.
  • Build a professional network with hydrogen executives.
  • Create a pilot case that's relevant to your organisation.

For whom

Explore if this course is for you.

Your roles

  • Operations manager 
  • Business management development 
  • Senior policy maker 
  • C-suite executive 

Your responsibilities

  • Strategy development in the energy sector 
  • Handling client’s investments in hydrogen 
  • Facilitating energy transition initiatives

Your challenges

  • Navigating the energy transition within your organisation 
  • Advising your clients on the latest innovations in hydrogen energy 
  • Facilitating, accelerating and supporting the hydrogen transition

Want to know more about this unique programme?

Your learning journey

Morning Session:

  • What is Hydrogen?
  • What does the Hydrogen Value Chain look like?
  • Upcoming Hydrogen Applications and why?
  • Hydrogen in the Energy System

Afternoon Session:

  • Visit hydrogen installation 
  • Get insights in a top level example of hydrogen technology 
  • Apply insights to your own organization and/or industry  
  • Work in teams to define potential projects for your organization or sector 

Morning Session: 'Hydrogen Innovator'

  • Specific Hydrogen technologies and challenges  
  • Hydrogen Innovation: Its way of working

Afternoon Session:

  • Case Work in small groups on a real hydrogen case partnering with different stakeholders in the hydrogen domain 
  • Apply to your own organization and/or industry to define potential projects relevant to y

Your expert faculty

During the Hydrogen Training for Professionals you will learn from Prof. Wolfgang Ketter, Auke Ferwerda, Walter Sieval and Mare Straetmans. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

Prof. Wolfgang Ketter

Wolfgang Ketter is a Professor of Next Generation Information Systems at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM. Wolf  also serves as the Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). Wolf Ketter’s research explores solutions to the wicked problems of sustainability by exploiting rapidly evolving computing power and techniques to build and explore new solutions that could not be thought of before. Wolf will be in charge of the Energy Transition sessions.

Auke Ferwerda

Auke Ferwerda is an experienced entrepreneur and co-founder of Platform Zero, who’s made his mark through his journey of building ventures, growing his own business and investing. 

Walter Sieval

Walter Sieval, Manager Business Development Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure will discuss how a large multinational has to find the right stakeholders to manifest change in a transformative industry like hydrogen.

Mare Straetmans

Mare Straetmans is an intra- and entrepreneur and founder of Platform Zero. He’s experienced in the initiation and growth of VC funds, accelerator and other innovation programs.

More information

Programme dates

12 - 13 September 2024

Programme fee

€ 1,950 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Most programmes start at 09:00. Finishing times are different for each programme. There’s also an approximate schedule in each programme’s brochure and on its webpages. When you register for a programme you will be given access to Canvas, our online learning system, and the full schedule is in Canvas. Your programme manager will hand out a detailed schedule on the first day of your programme.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Yes. Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 25 per cent discount. RSM alumni are those who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD or at least one executive education programme of more than 40 hours duration. Participants of open programmes of less than 40 hours do not receive a discount. Companies sponsoring several participants may also be offered a special price.

These programmes are excluded from this alumni discount:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics
  • Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership for a Green Deal
  • Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance
  • Business Valuation
  • Port Executive Leadership Circle
  • Corporate Communication programmes
  • Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship programmes
  • RSM Customised Programmes
  • Programmes offered outside RSM Executive Education

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

Malou Kroezen

Programme Director

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