Your connection to industry

MSc SELECT has strong partnerships with internationally renowned businesses, smaller companies and NGOs, and a network of start-ups, all of whom actively participate in the programme to ensure it remains current and relevant.

These partners are involved in curriculum design, selection processes, teaching, internships, support for master’s theses, and job opportunities. You will also have opportunities to engage with industrial partners at networking events, guest lectures, and study visits – as well as in your project work.

Current and previous partners include: ABB, SWECO, Estabanell Energia, the National Property Board of Sweden, Jardfeingi, Fortum and Vattenfall.

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.

Fall seminar

The fall seminar is an opportunity for all MSc SELECT students to get together at a single university, network with each other, and attend presentations given by representatives of our industrial partners. Topics for Grand Challenge Projects (see below) are introduced for first-year students, and results of completed projects are presented by second-year students. First-year students also take introductory courses in group dynamics and project management while second-year students take courses in entrepreneurship, branding, and fast prototyping.

Grand Challenge Projects

  1. Project of the Year

During your first semester, you are given a problem to tackle by one of our industry partners. You will work in independent teams to find the best possible solution to the problem, and then present your results at the end of the semester. In the second semester, the best solution is chosen and all students work on it together. The project provides advanced training in problem solving and group dynamics for mastering complex energy systems analysis.

  1. Integrated Project of the Year

During the second year, students are able to choose their own topics from subjects recommended by our academic partners. In each case the projects are supervised by industrial and business partners, with a view to delivering a proposal for new energy products or services.

Spring seminar

The spring seminar introduces you to cutting-edge research and trains you in group discussions in an international setting. The seminar is also the occasion for first-year students to present the results of their Project of the Year, and for second-year students to present their thesis work to their peers. Students also have the opportunity to visit partners’ laboratories and local facilities, and attend guest lectures given by experts from industry.


Between the first and the second year, you will have the opportunity to take an internship in collaboration with one of our industrial or research partners.


You will work on your thesis project, which is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits*, in collaboration with our industrial, research and NGO partners. Your thesis should include both the technological aspects of your chosen topic as well as a solid business analysis.

*Please note: if you do your master thesis at TU/e, your thesis will be worth 45 ECTS credits.