ASSET – A holistic and Scalable Solution for Research, Innovation and Education in Energy Transition



Ana de la Varga

Geschäftsführung Käte Hamburger Kolleg


+49 241 80 25494



ASSET Newsletter

More information about news from the ASSET project is available in the current ASSET newsletter.


ASSET is a two-year European research and education project that started in May 2019 with funding from the EU Horizon 2020 program. The project aims to provide tools to create and share knowledge and skills for the energy transition.



  • Involve the following ASSET community actors
    • Universities, research centers and training actors;
    • University students and newly hired employees;
    • Companies in the energy sector;
    • Policy makers, government agencies, public administration and market regulators;
    • Societal stakeholders and energy citizens.
  • A conceptual framework for quick and easy creation of new learning materials and updating of existing programs
  • Promote interdisciplinary research, innovation, and education
  • Strengthen collaboration between academia and industry
  • Support trainers to cultivate new talent in the new generation of engineers
  • Develop innovative programs to educate students, trainers, employees and citizens

ASSET Project Team and Activities

The ASSET project team includes universities, innovative companies, innovation facilitators, and one corporation in six European countries. The team members work together and contributing their expertise to:

  1. Expand the ASSET ecosystem and network
  2. Identify the skills needed for the energy transition and the societal challenges
  3. Prepare the learning material for the different energy transition programmes, including massive open online courses (MOOCs), short programmes, and seminars.
  4. Deliver and conduct the programmes
  5. Perform dissemination, communication and achieve sustainability of the ASSET Ecosystem
  6. Ensure the quality of the project outputs



The Project

  • ASSET is coordinated at RWTH by the ACS (Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, EON-ERC). In collaboration with the Human Technology Center of RWTH (HumTec) and the Insitute for Gender and Diversity in Engineering (GDI), we ensure the inclusion of aspects of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the preparation of the energy transition programs in the project.
  • This project is funded by the European Union in the Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation under grant number 837854.