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Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Westerduinweg 3, ENC Head office, Petten, PO: 1755 LE (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Provider Country:
Head office | High Tech Campus, Building HTC 21 | Motion Building | Turbine Test Site
Current Status:
Operational since 1955
Scientific Description
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. ECN develops new technology and conducts pioneering research in various ways into innovative solutions to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy management. With around 500 members of staff, we are active in projects both at domestically and abroad, in joint efforts with the industry, government authorities and research institutes. We do this from our locations in Petten, Amsterdam and Eindhoven. ECN’s research has a major influence on day-to-day life. In this, we perform an important role for the society of today and the future.

RI Keywords
Energy and environment
RI Category
Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear)
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
ESFRI Domain
Strategic advice

Sound advice is important when making the transition to sustainable energy management. ECN’s consultants can provide this advice. ECN knows and understands the problems that need to be overcome to be able to make that move. ECN's goal is to use sound advice to free the way for well-considered decisions on climate and energy issues.

Technology Transfer

Various technologies and solutions that ECN has developed have since made their way to the market. These products were launched on to the market in a joint effort with businesses or integrated in existing products or processes. ECN is always looking for partners to bring ground-breaking and innovative products on to the market.

Products and services to facilitate transition to sustainable energy management

ECN develops new technology and conducts pioneering research in various ways into innovative solutions to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy management. ECN does this with and for businesses, but also for government authorities at home and the European Union. ECN's range of products is unprecedented: from tailor-made solutions for a specific request related to solar power to research into the energy efficiency of your production process, and everything in between. ECN works on this in the following focus areas: solar energy, wind energy, biomass, energy efficiency, policy studies, environmental assessment and engineering & materials.

Testing, measurements and analysis

Businesses that are looking for practical, ready-made solutions that contribute to better and more efficient business processes are in safe hands with ECN. When it comes to engineering, one can rely on ECN for the most wide-ranging matters. ECN can, for instance, help with the construction of a prototype or a small range of specialist equipment. In addition to this, you can use ECN’s unique test facilities. You can come to us for testing, analyses and assessments of your products and/or materials and, if necessary, we can also come to your premises to carry out on-site measurements. Creativity, flexibility and collaboration characterise our way of working.

Access Mode
Market Driven
Date of last update: 17/10/2018
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