May 30 2017 - Energy Congress - Eindhoven University of Technology





The urge for rethinking the current energy system is undeniable and it should be approached in a more positive and fresh manner. Plenty of new ideas are being developed in the energy sector, creating opportunities for us as students. Though it is a challenge to reveal those opportunities. Another challenge is to overcome the gap between fundamental research and application in society. Students possess the perfect qualities for achieving these ambitions since they have limited constraints and are open minded.


Energy Now is a congress directly related to the current energy transition. Our goal is to inspire, interest, and connect students, professionals and companies to take elegant action in the transition towards sustainable energy. This event creates a bright perspective on the energy transition by focusing on the opportunities it creates in the present rather than in the future. Promising innovations and developments in the field of energy are highlighted from the perspectives of research, academics, companies and entrepreneurs. The event strengthens the connection between students, business people and researchers to learn from each other.



Energy Now is being organized by seven students of the Eindhoven University of Technology. This event is initiated by the student platform Team Energy of which this committee is part of. Team Energy is constituted by 24 TU/e students who actively promote knowledge and participation of TU/e students in the energy field. They all have different backgrounds in terms of education, however, we all share the same vision: A world powered solely by sustainable energy.

Ambassadors of Energy Now 2017

“The big challenges mankind is facing are formulated by the United Nations in the Sutainable Development Goals. Clean energy catalyses, inspires, connects and drives all of the seventeen goals. Innovation in the energy transition and the implementation of these innovations is paramount. It is important that especially young people adopt this challenge and set the proverbial bar high.”

Ruud Koornstra, Head of the board of directors of European Center for Climate Change Solutions

“The use of sustainable and renewable energy is one of the major transitions we face globally. EnergyNow brings together bright students, developers and more seasoned entrepreneurs, providing an additional node to a community set to accelerate the energy transition.”

Wiebe Draijer, Chairman of the Rabobank Executive Board

“We definitely need all creativity in society in the energy transition,. Hereby, being able to think ‘out-of-the-box’ is very crucial. That’s exactly what makes this congress such an important event. Be there and think along!”

Stientje van Veldhoven, Member of the Dutch Lower Chamber for D66, most sustainable member of Lower Chamber in 2014 and greenest politician in 2011 and 2012

Host of Energy Now 2017: Lieven Scheire

Lieven Scheire is a comedian, physicist and science communicator, presenting on stage and on TV, in both Dutch and English.

He develops and hosts TV shows, tours on stage with an English spoken scientific comedy set, and hosts events for universities and scientific or technological companies. In The Netherlands he is know from the television series “Proefkonijnen” amongst others.

“If nerds are the new hunks then the charming Lieven Scheire was set to win heads at hearts at this year’s Fringe, with his unique non-fiction stand-up. Scheire takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein’s’ theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious.

If science lessons back at school had been more like this, maybe we would have all paid more attention and be six times smarter now.”



Team of Energy Now 2017

Titus Kervezee – Acquisition

Robyn Gerlach – Secretary & Program content



Philip Teeuwen – Planning & Logistics

Len Wismeyer – Chairman

Bram van Vugt – Planning & Logistics

Gwen Klerks – Treasurer, PR & Design




Auditorium - TU/e Science Park

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Team Energy t.a.v. EnergyNow
Horsten 1
5612 AX Eindhoven

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