EnTranCe is realized by the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen together with BAM, GasTerra and Gasunie. Since its opening, more and more companies became as partner organizations of EnTranCe. EnTranCe is part of the New Energy Coalition.
The Hanzehogeschool Groningen or University of Applied Sciences aims to be, from a European perspective, the most important partner for businesses and organisations in the area of higher education in the north of the Netherlands in training professionals and developing applied and practice-oriented knowledge. This mission stems from our identity as a broad and diverse academy of higher education and a social enterprise. The mission arises from the notion that the north-Netherlands region, in its development towards a knowledge-economy, should have an ambitious academy of higher education. The region will benefit from an academy of higher education capable of giving a proper quality impulse from an international perspective, resulting in a greater vitality and attractiveness of the region as a whole. The University of Applied Sciences has taken it upon itself to fulfil that role, for example by fully participating in Healthy Ageing and Energy as knowledge spearheads in the north Netherlands. Students and staff are partners in a knowledge community, contributing in their own specific way to our common purpose: to supply society with excellent professionals of the highest quality. The student and his/her individual development towards a competent professional are at the centre of this. In this context, collaboration with businesses and organisations in application of knowledge and innovation, and in further shaping education, is indispensable.
Royal BAM Group NV is a succesful European construction group and unites operation companies in five home markets with the administrative centre in the Netherlands and listed at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. BAM is active in the sectors construction, and mechanical and electrical services, civil engineering, property and public private partnerships. The Group ranks among the largest companies in Europe. BAM has top market positions in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. One of BAM’s prominent features is its widespread regional network of offices, meaning that the company is always close to its clients. BAM offers its clients various substantial packages of products and services in the home markets. The Group undertakes specialist construction and civil engineering projects in niche markets worldwide.
GasTerra BV is an international company trading in natural gas and is located in Groningen. It operates on the European energy market and has a significant share in the Dutch gas supply. In addition, the company offers services related to the throttle. The company has a strong purchasing position and more than 50 years experience in the import and sale of natural gas.
Gasunie is a European gas infrastructure company. Gasunie provides the transport of natural gas and green gas in the Netherlands and the Northern part of Germany. To get the gas to the end-user safely and reliably, we have a high-grade gas transmission grid. Customers use this grid to transport gas on to end-users and some end-users are directly connected to the grid. All of the companies activities are geared to facilitating the market. Both the industrial and the domestic gas markets. In the Netherlands, Germany and further afield. This varies from providing gas transport to constructing new infrastructure. From participating in new projects to develop new services. In all the activities Gasunie follow trends and requirements in the market closely. The aim is to be able to offer customers the best standard of service possible.
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO; English: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) is a nonprofit company in the Netherlands that focuses on applied science. TNO is a knowledge organisation for companies, government bodies and public organisations. The approximately 3,800 employees work to develop and apply knowledge which makes it the largest research institute in the Netherlands. The organisation also conducts contract research, offers specialist consulting services, and grants licences for patents and specialist software. TNO tests and certifies products and services, and issues an independent evaluation of quality. Moreover, TNO sets up new companies to market innovations.