MSc RENE has strong partnerships with internationally renowned businesses, smaller companies and a network of start-ups, who actively participate in the programme to ensure it remains current and relevant.
Partners are involved in curriculum design, selection processes, teaching, internships, support for master’s theses, and job opportunities. Students also have opportunities to engage with industrial partners through networking events, guest lectures, and study visits.
More than 25 companies are currently involved in MSc RENE, including: Total, Electricité de France (EdF), Energias de Portugal (EDP), EDP Renewables, Iberdrola, Gas Natural Fenosa, Meyer Burger, COMSA EMTE, Alstom Wind, AEInnova, CorPower Ocean AB, Enerbyte, EOLOS, Principle Power Inc, Siarq, Smalle Technologies, and Tecnoturbines.
Specific opportunities to engage directly with industry partners include:
Master’s School kick-off
All first-year students studying for an InnoEnergy Master’s School programme get together to launch the new academic year, together with teachers and industry experts from across the entire energy value chain.
MSc RENE innovation seminar
Students discuss successful examples of innovation with our industry partners at this two-day event. You will also have the opportunity to talk with industrial experts in informal settings over coffee.
Engineering and business case projects
A core part of the MSc RENE programme, the engineering and business case projects are the principle method for real-life interaction between students and companies in the renewable energy sector.
Based on problem-oriented, project-based learning and the case method of teaching, the engineering and business case projects give you three opportunities to immerse yourself in a realistic business situation. During each of these engineering and business cases, you will meet experts from industry, and get involved in real-world innovation and business challenges.
- Engineering and business case 1: During the ‘entrepreneur in a week’ intensive course in the first semester of Year 1, you will work on a standard business case in the energy field.
- Engineering and business case 2: You will work on a specific case about the development of a new product or service, based on a real-life case at a multinational company. Experts from the company supervise the projects, and you will have the chance to compare your findings to the company’s own real-life implementation.
- Engineering and business case 3: In year 2, you will work jointly with members of our entrepreneurial network on a challenge defined by one of our start-up partners, which will enable you to explore real-world, go-to-market processes.
MSc RENE encourages students to undertake their Master’s thesis with a relevant company from the energy sector: more than 90 per cent of students do their master’s thesis in a big company, SME, start-up, or internationally recognised research centre. Working on your thesis gives you privileged access to the most prestigious industries whose experts also act as mentors of your research.
Iberdrola Challenge (optional)
Iberdrola’s new energy challenge is a competition for students and alumni, designed to encourage and promote a sustainable and energy-efficient society. Working individually or in a group of 2 to 4 people, you can develop innovative, disruptive ideas in topics such as global affordable energy, new digital models in energy, and social economy for affordable energy. The winners are those with the most commercially viable potential for large-scale development.