Strategic plan

Public support to accelerate the energy transition is at an all-time high, but there is growing awareness that existing technology alone will not be enough to create a fully sustainable energy system. DIFFER's new strategic plan for the period 2017-2022 aims to address fundamental challenges to realizing a flexible, sustainable energy infrastructure.

DIFFER director Richard van de Sanden presented the institute's new strategic plan as follows: "DIFFER's mission of Science for Future Energy directs us to perform leading fundamental research on materials, processes and systems for a global sustainable energy infrastructure, in close partnership with (inter)national academia and industry."

Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022