Maarten Messagie

Maarten Messagie

Research Engineer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Title: How to develop a research program and co-create a living lab that supports the transition towards CO2-neutral Local Energy Communities.


Prof. Dr. Eng. Maarten Messagie manages R&D&I activities at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in order to support the transition towards a sustainable energy system. He works in the research center MOBI of the VUB in which he co-leads the research unit EVERGi. The research unit EVERGi focusses with 20 dedicated researchers on sustainable multi-energy systems including the integration of electric (and automated) vehicles. EVERGi developed and operates together with the ‘Green Energy Park’ a research co-creation platform and living lab, demonstrating real-life applications key enabling technologies in the energy transition.