NERA aims for optimal knowledge sharing, coordination and cooperation in energy research for an effective and successful energy transition through:

  • offering a platform for the Dutch energy research community
  • informing, harmonizing and coordinating energy consortia and research initiatives (without direct active participating in research proposals and research activities) but by:
    1. Visibility of the energy research (-> website:
    2. Assistance in determining research priorities by making a research portfolio: Inclusion of blind spots in the research field and recognition of strengths (-> Scientific Board)
    3. Combining knowledge about energy themes, as in the National Science Agenda – route energy transition;
  • the positioning of Dutch energy research internationally, including participation in the EERA ExCo Board and trade missions.