Consortium Partners

openENTRANCE consortium includes 13 leading energy modelling and advocacy groups.


Project coordinator: Ingeborg Graabak, SINTEF Energi AS (

SINTEF Energy Research is an institute for applied research dedicated to create innovative energy solutions. SINTEF offers cutting-edge knowledge in Norway and internationally based on research that provides for our clients added-value solutions and services. SINTEF Energy Research is part of the SINTEF Group, which is one of Europe’s largest independent contract research organisations. SINTEF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Its profits are invested in scientific equipment, skills and expertise. The focus areas are: Smart grids, transmission, offshore energy systems, offshore wind, energy efficiency, CCS, hydropower, bioenergy, hydrogen, zero-emission transport.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik. NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts policy-oriented, interdisciplinary research on international relevant topics in cross-academic contexts, such as climate change. IIASA is an independent institute with the mission to provide insights and guidance to policymakers worldwide by finding solutions to global and universal problems through applied systems analysis in order to improve human and social wellbeing and protect the environment. The institute concentrates its research efforts within three core global problem areas: (1) Energy and Climate Change; (2) Food and Water; (3) Poverty and Equity.

Technische Universität Wien

TU Wien has been conducting research, teaching and learning under the motto ‘Technology for people’ for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced and arguments will be heard. Although everyone may have different individual philosophies and approaches to life, the staff, management personnel and students at TU Wien all promote open-mindedness and tolerance.

EI – Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

The Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is a not for profit research organization, whose multidisciplinary knowledge of more than one scientific field is essential for energy-related research topics. The Energy Institute’s three departments cover Energy Economics, Energy Law and Energy Technologies. Only the combination of these core disciplines allows comprehensive analyses and accounts for all aspects of future-oriented energy topics. We analyse the economic effects of questions regarding energy-related policy, discuss the most recent developments in the European energy legislation and evaluate strategies for CO2 abatement schemes as well as measures aimed at promoting energy efficiency goals. The Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is deeply rooted in the Austrian research community and publishes in high level journals.

Universidad Pontificia Comillas​

Comillas Pontifical University is a Catholic university that has been run for over a century by the Society of Jesus. Since 1890 we have been training professionals committed to society and people prepared to lead and assume responsibilities. Comillas is committed to the person, educational innovation and ethical and social commitment, and is motivated by the desire to contribute to scientific innovation and to the critical and transforming sense.

Nederlandse organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

The Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO) is a major contract research organisation in Europe. TNO is carrying out research to impact on the following five themes: Healthy Living, Industrial Innovation, Urbanisation, Energy, and Defense, Safety and Security. By applying and translating scientific knowledge into innovation and practice, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and government. TNO is involved in many international projects, including EU-funded collaborations.

Kadir Has Universitesi

Kadir Has University (KHAS) was established in 1997, in Istanbul. The university, with its five faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Law and Fine Arts, as well as its several vocational schools, is dedicated to becoming a leader in educational and cultural fields in Turkey, as well as establishing itself as an international center for research and scientific development. One of the most active research centers of the Kadir Has University is the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development (CESD), which was established in 2015 for the purpose of contributing interdisciplinary research and development in the field of energy.

Technical University of Denmark

Founded in 1829 with the mission of creating value for the benefit of society, DTU is an international elite technical university where education, scientific advice, and innovation rest on a solid foundation of world-class research. The University is at the academic and multidisciplinary forefront of the technical and the natural sciences—with new initiatives in a number of demanding engineering disciplines, including sustainable energy technology and life science.

Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.

Fraunhofer – Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE

The Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE in Kassel conducts applied research for the national and international transformation of energy supply systems. Established in the fields of energy economics and energy system technology, it develops solutions for technical and economic challenges in order to further reduce the costs of using renewable energies, to secure the supply despite volatile generation, to ensure grid stability at the usual high level and to make the business model of the energy transition a success. Fraunhofer IEE originated from the Fraunhofer IWES in 2018, which was established in 2009 as a merger of the former Fraunhofer CWMT in Bremerhaven and ISET in Kassel.

Electricité de France SA

As a global leader in low-carbon energy, the EDF Group covers every sector of expertise, from generation to trading and transmission grids. EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.

Europa-Universität Flensburg

Europa-Universität Flensburg

Research and teaching at Europa-Universität Flensburg span the educational sciences, economics, social sciences, humanities and social sciences, with a focus on teacher education and international management. Europa-Universität Flensburg is currently undergoing a fundamental shift in all of its core areas and has significantly sharpened its research profile. Research interconnections are emerging across the subject areas of justice, sustainability and diversity. Intercultural and international comparative perspectives, a wide variety of inter- and cross-disciplinary collaborations, and the close interconnectedness of theory and practice shape our scholarship and teaching. In keeping with this profile, research at Europa-Universität Flensburg focuses on the areas of education, teaching, school and socialization, international management, interdisciplinary European studies, sustainability and environmental and – together with the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences – sustainable energy systems.

World Future Council

The World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision makers with effective policy solutions. In-depth research underpins advocacy work for international agreements, regional policy frameworks and national law-making and thus produces practical and tangible results. In close collaboration with civil society actors, parliamentarians, governments, business and international organizations, we identify future just policies around the globe. The results of this research then feed into the advocacy work, supporting decision makers in implementing those policies.