About the EEF

The Erasmus Energy Forum 2017 (EEF) is organised by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Euroforum/Smart Circle. For all questions regarding sponsorship and partnership arrangements, registration and logistics, please contact Euroforum / Smart Circle. For all questions related to the contents of the forum, the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business and the business and science awards please contact RSM.

Who we are

The Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business is an interdisciplinary energy market research centre at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). We bring together energy practitioners, policy makers, and researchers from economics, computer science and behavioural science. Our research enables the robust, intelligent, efficient and sustainable energy networks of the future and builds on the rich and successful foundation of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In particular, our work on smart grids, virtual power plants, consumer behaviour and the simulation platform ‘Power TAC’ pushes the agenda towards an increasingly integrated European energy landscape, supporting European energy policy. The Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business is known for its:

  • interdisciplinary approach
  • international reach
  • advanced research methodologies
  • innovative business models.

Forum goals

Our annual Erasmus Energy Forum is unique in that it brings together many stakeholders to discuss the future of energy, and energy of the future. Our first five annual events, from 2012 to 2016, brought together representatives from a wide range of industries, academia and politics in front of large and influential audiences. It is rare that speakers representing so many parts of the industry – the grid, generators, IT, politicians and academics as well as such forward-thinking major consumers are able to cooperate, discourse and compare knowledge in a public forum.

We aim to establish a pan-European community of the future energy landscape and develop relationships between participants of the future energy landscape and users. We want to be a platform for exchange of expert information and best practices. We explore models of alternative resources, resource sharing and storing based on digital innovation and define ways to increase energy efficiency and efficient allocation of resources.