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Innovation hotspot for research into sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems

At EnergyVille, we are at the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology and knowledge to transition to energy efficiency, decarbonisation and sustainable urban environments. We offer a wide range of solutions and expertise under one roof, giving you a seamless one-stop-shop experience.

Groundbreaking energy research  

With a comprehensive approach covering every aspect of the energy system, we combine the expertise of our four renowned partners – KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt. What makes EnergyVille unique is the exceptional synergy between our research partners, allowing us to seamlessly integrate every aspect of the energy system value chain. Our expertise covers the entire spectrum, from materials and components to complete energy systems, business models and strategic initiatives. Excellent research across the entire value chain is what we stand for.

Our efforts are organised into eight interdisciplinary areas, each representing a crucial piece of the puzzle. Explore the various themes in which we excel and discover the potential of a more sustainable, efficient future energy system.

Innovative testing facilities   

Our state-of-the-art lab facilities provide the perfect testing environment for hardware, software and business models, enabling innovative energy scenarios to be explored and pioneering products and services to be developed.

Our labs provide an ideal environment to conduct groundbreaking research into forward-looking energy solutions. Whether refining existing technologies or inventing entirely new ones, our facilities provide the tools and expertise you need to bring your vision to life.

At EnergyVille, we forge close ties with the business community to jointly accelerate innovation and shape tomorrow’s energy landscape. Working with us will give you access to a vibrant ecosystem of knowledge, resources and industry connections.

Tailor-made advice & tools  

Our teams harness the power of scientific research and look beyond theory to provide valuable policy advice and develop ground-breaking methods and tools. Through our data-driven approach and cutting-edge technology, we empower policymakers and companies to make informed choices and take decisive action. From policy recommendations to user-friendly applications and robust data platforms, we provide the tools you need to navigate complex sustainability issues with confidence.

At EnergyVille, we believe in the power of knowledge and collaboration. By working with us, you gain access to a team of experts committed to making sustainability a reality.

Open Thor Living Lab logo

Meet Open Thor, a state-of-the-art living lab for the energy transition that, in addition to strategic infrastructure, offers a unique ecosystem of innovation where co-development and co-creation between scientific, industrial and residential partners takes central stage.

Would you like to help shape the technologies of tomorrow within the Open Thor living lab? Or just some more information? Then contact us.

We have investigated the most optimal way to make Belgium climate neutral by 2050, and this at the lowest social costs. We took into account the current high prices and looked at the horizon to 2030 and 2050. Is it even possible for Belgium to be climate neutral by 2050? And if so, will climate policy be affordable for our society by 2050? Our results were captured in a platform to view these results at a glance, across different sectors – electricity, industrial, transport, hydrogen and residential & commercial.

For the platform, which was dubbed PATHS 2050 – The Power of Perspective, more than 200 EnergyVille researchers work together to draw up data-driven roadmaps for three different scenarios – scenarios that each describe a different possible route for a journey towards Belgian carbon neutrality by 2050 .

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