New Energy Coalition specifically seeks cooperation with international knowledge institutions, institutes, companies and civil society organisations. We do this by working together in European Commission programmes, such as Horizon 2020 projects, LIFE projects and Marie-Curie networks. We also maintain good contacts with international organisations such as the International Energy Agency (IEA), UNIDO and the World Energy Council (WEC). We work together with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) in the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme.
We support the region’s SMEs in taking international steps, especially within our guiding innovation themes. We do this through the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), for which New Energy Coalition acts as Local Network Contact Point. By means of a comprehensive network of sister organisations, we can establish targeted contact with potential clients and partners abroad or offer access to international thematic groups and meetings.
We are actively recruiting international PhD students for our knowledge partners in order to increase the research capacity. One of the ways in which we do this is through our ESTRAC research programme. Our energy business school, Energy Delta Institute, boasts a strong international profile and offers a programme of education and training for professionals from the international energy sector.
Leaders from the international energy world take their seats in our International Advisory Board (IAB). The International Advisory Board monitors our course from a global perspective and contributes to international contacts with companies, universities and other organisations in and outside the energy sector.