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Program, core team and governance

Partners, institutions, governments, and semi-governments (in addition to the education and research partners) are stakeholder based on their social mission. This is also reflected in our governance. 

Central to this is the Regieraad, in which the key partners are represented. SEECE's strategic roadmap, annual plans and activities are based on (solicited and unsolicited) advice from this Regieraad, two program advisory councils with representatives of those interested parties and the HAN expert community SEECE.

The chair of the Regieraad SEECE and member of MT School of Engineering and Automotive Aart-Jan de Graaf (, also leading lector, is a permanent participant in the core team.

SEECE has a core team of employees who are responsible for formulating the strategic roadmap and the annual plan. Together with the key partners, this is implemented and thus the realization of the mission.

The core team members are:

  • Three program line managers Jan Oosting, Ballard Asare-Bediako en Erik Folgering
  • Two program managers Tinus Hammink en Paul Sistermans
  • Program Office
    • General affairs: Roos Jaspers
    • Human Capital programs, advisor Mieke de Vries
    • PR and communication Ilse Schennink

Would you like to know more about a program line or the program office? Please contact one of the persons mentioned below.

Program line 1: Human capital

More adequately educated energy professionals for the energy world of tomorrow together with our partners, our region, and the sector in general.

  • We are working on more students, apprenticeship trainees and workers who are trained in energy-related learning routes? to meet the human capital needs of our partners, our region, and the energy sector in general.
  • We pursue an annual growth in the outflow in the most energy-related Engineering courses, especially the School of Engineering and Automotive, from both AD, Ba, Ma courses and post-graduate courses. The focus is mainly on new target groups.
  • We are working on improving energy education through more learning routes, more facilities, and networks.
  • We want to remain committed to developing new initiatives in the field of lifelong learning and learning communities for the energy sector.
  • We will continue to focus on the targeted development of courses and tailor-made programs that are relevant to the Dutch Energy Agreement.
  • We are forming a regional HCA energy learning community that also acts as an Advisory Council.

More information

Program Line 2: Research and Innovation

We are conducting applied research into (new) information / knowledge for solutions on wicked problems and the development and introduction of new / improved products, services, processes, and systems(integration) for a sustainable, affordable, and reliable system for the energy supply of the future.

The central question for this program line is: how does the research contribute to a sustainable, affordable, and reliable system for the energy supply of the future? That is where the focus of the research lines of the lectorates affiliated to SEECE is.

We have established a SEECE Research & Innovation Advisory Council and established the strategic framework with them (as shown).

More information Ballard Asare-Bediako (

Program Line 3: New Horizons

Strong in connection with society and the energy sectors,  SEECE invests in initiatives that make working in the triangle possible and that we believe contribute to our mission in sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy supply.

New horizons represents the initiating and driving character of SEECE, which, in addition to the innovation we offer in Program lines 1 and 2, is an important part of our DNA. With a sharp focus - on reliable and affordable energy supply in a sustainable world (as a goal for the future) - we are able to make good choices in which way we can reach this.

More information Erik Folgering (

Communication and PR

The focus of communication & PR is on telling the stories about the activities and impact of SEECE. By showing how we work on the mission, we support the objectives. Inviting parties to participate is therefore an explicit part of this. The main focus of the communication is: The reliability and affordability of the sustainable electrical energy infrastructure under all influences from energy consumption, in the field of electricity and grids, electricity and mobility, electricity in the built environment and electrical energy in the process industry.

More information: Ilse Schennink (Ilse

Program Office and Network Development

The Program Office coordinates account-, partner-, management with existing and new partners and strategic communication. Both are realized as much as possible by the program lines. Associated activities are representation, networking, and acquisition (of subsidies) with the business partners and the other SEECE partners.

Due to the central coordination, many synergies and added value (1 + 1 = 3) are realized for both the individual partners and for SEECE as a whole.

SEECE General Affairs: Roos Jaspers-van Herk (



Central to the SEECE network organization is the Regieraad. This formally establishes the strategic roadmap (strategy plan), annual plans (with budget) and annual reports. The Regieraad consists of representatives of the key partners. The Regieraad is chaired by a HAN MT member of the School of Engineering & Automotive (see picture),

Program Advisory Councils

The SEECE Advisory Council “Research and Innovation”, is a substantive / technical advisory board, consisting of representatives of energy companies (in particular transport, distribution, and advice / engineering) and their “contractors / suppliers”. In this advisory council, in particular “developments in / needs of” the partners will be discussed.

The SEECE Advisory Council “Human Capital for Energy Transition” currently consists of representatives of companies, governments and institutions that are interested in the human capital agenda of SEECE, both for the recruitment of new employees, as well as lifelong learning of staff, and with regard to an effective education labour market relationship (both quantitative and qualitative). In addition to energy companies, installation technology companies from the SEECE network will also explicitly participate.