One campus, one community, one purpose.

Many promising innovations do not make it to completion. This can and must be improved to accelerate the energy transition. This is why the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA) was created by Shell.


Everything in ETCA is about further developing technologies and innovative energy solutions and bringing them to market as quickly as possible. ETCA offers great opportunities and state of the art infrastructure to test and scale game changing ideas.

We offer a location in the heart of Amsterdam with a combination of bright minds, innovative companies, and best of its kind laboratories.

Together, we can really make a difference to provide the world with affordable and increasingly renewable energy.


Map of prime position in Amsterdam

Location, location, location

Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam is in a prime position in Amsterdam just a short ferry ride across from Central Station and just 20km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – making the campus well-connected to any destination in the world.


The Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam exists of co-working floors, business suites, office space, laboratories, workshops and test halls.

Here, over 20 innovative companies, our so-called ETCA members, continue to learn, develop, and innovate with one purpose: to solve the world’s biggest energy challenges through collaboration, technology, and innovation.

How do these bright minds find each other and how do they work together efficiently? It all starts with being together under one roof, making it easier to meet the right people that spark new ideas or help to accelerate existing ones.


A membership with ETCA

An ETCA membership provides access to the campus and its ecosystem, our (co-working) office floors and ETCA’s events . Members have access to the coffee areas, the common spaces, the meeting and conference rooms and the restaurant, which all can be used to collaborate on challenges in the energy transition. Additional services, such as a gym membership or access to the parking facilities, can be added to the membership. Members are part of ETCA’s active (external and internal) communication and news.

Co-working office floors

The co-working office floors offer an open concept design, where collaborative flex working is stimulated in a shared office environment. In these wings the interactions between organizations are common. These wings also include meeting rooms for group meetings and calls.

Business Suites

Private business suites can be added to your membership and are available for 4-20 persons.

Office space

ETCA also offers independent office units varying in size between 430 – 930 m2 (~28 – 78 workstations) that can be tailor made to suit your company needs.


Our laboratories are designed to scale sustainable technologies and ETCA offers both shared and dedicated lab spaces for rent. ETCA is a large up-and running laboratory facility, so in many cases you can directly benefit from the already-available shared infrastructure (e.g. industrial gasses, waste treatment, environmental permit). ETCA’s facilities can best support the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3 – 6. Exceptions exist (both in the lower and higher TRL end).

Technical Lab Services

3D Printing

The workshop at ETCA is enriched with various plastic and metal 3D printers, which have a printing size up to 500 x 500 x 400 mm. The workshop offers capabilities of the entire 3D printing process, this includes post —processing: Heat treatment, wire EDM and bandsaw to remove parts from build plate, multi -axis turning and milling capabilities available in mechanical workshop.

Mechanical workshop

Mechanical workshop

The workshop within ETCA has a wide variety of manufacturing techniques. Through the efforts of experienced people and a broad collection of machinery, the Mechanical Workshop develops together with their customers the desired products that are needed for the R&D labs. The machine park varies from conventional to multi-axis CNC machines and complex glassware to 3D-printing in metals and plastics. Our presence on site allows us to respond quickly and provide ad-hoc services for our customer.

Glass Workshop at ETCA

Glass Workshop at ETCA

Glass has traditionally been widely used in laboratories, as it's transparent and chemical resistant. The strength of the final product depends on the design: glass reactors can be designed and built to withstand pressures of up to 50 bar. The glass workshop designs (including 3D - models), calculates and manufactures: prototypes, components and pressurized glassware.

Specialist technical services

Specialist technical services

Including but not limited to gas detection, calibration, pressure testing and O2 clean services.

Interested in joining our ecosystem? Get in touch! We’re happy to start the conversation.



solar panel

A building for today to solve the challenges of tomorrow

The Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam has 364 solar panels which, together with electricity from Dutch offshore wind farms, provides the building with energy.

The temperature is controlled via underground heat and cold storage together with heat pumps. In winter, the heat sources supply hot water to heat the building and once this has cooled, it is stored in the cold sources in the soil which then cool the building in the summer. When the water is heated up again, it is returned to the hot springs for storage.

This combination of sustainable energy systems ensures that the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam is sustainable but having a facility that reflects the ambitions of those it houses does not stop at a building run on green energy. ETCA has been awarded LEED Gold certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a globally recognised certification system for building sustainability which looks at the building itself and also the processes that take place inside the building.


The Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam in the environment

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The flora and fauna around and on the building contribute to the biodiversity of the area. The roofs of the first floor are covered with seven different types of plants chosen for their rainwater collection ability to alleviate pressure on the sewers during times of heavy rainfall and to attract all kinds of insects.

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Nesting boxes for birds strengthen the area’s avian ecosystem and planted trees connect the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam site with the environment.

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Location and ethos

Additionally, the coffee bars, restaurants and activities in this upcoming part of Amsterdam make the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam a great location to work. The building, location and ethos of the campus represent the goals we are pushing forward to meet.

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