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Dr. Birte Holst Jørgensen is a Senior Researcher at DTU Wind Energy, where she is responsible for coordinating global scientific advice and research-based consultancy. She is an acknowledged expert in energy R&D strategies and technology policies. She is a leading member of several committees and research programmes, a.o. IEA Expert Group on R&D Priority-setting and Evaluation (chair), Governing Board of Joint Programme Initiative of Urban Europe, Executive Committee of the European Climate Research Alliance and the Stakeholder Forum of the national transmission system operator Energinet. She is also the Principal Coordinator of Sustainable Energy of the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research. Previous work experiences include the position as director of Nordic Energy Research, positions at private and public consultancy companies as well as a 3-years assignment at the Technical University of Ecuador. Dr. Jørgensen holds a MSc in Business Economics and Administration (Copenhagen Business School) and a PhD in Political Sciences (Copenhagen University).

Research areas

Extensive management experience in top-level positions ranging from the executive management of an international energy technology funding and policy advice institution to the co-management of DTU Management with five research divisions, UNEP DTU Partnership and DTU Business to being the Danish Principal Coordinator of the sustainable energy programme of the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research. 
Highly acknowledged chair and expert in national and international committees, councils and experts groups in the area of energy.
Analytical capabilities and strategic outlook in the development of the future energy system at national, regional and global level, illustrated through high quality, timely and use-oriented research projects and research-based consultancy.

Other information

Principal Coordinator for the Sustainable Energy programme, Sino-Danish Centre for Research and Education, 2011-
Chairman of Energinet Stakeholders' Forum, 2010- 
Chair and Danish representative, IEA Experts Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation (EGRD), 2009-
Member of the Governing Board, Joint Programme Initiative Urban Europe, 2013-
Member of the Executive Board, European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA), 2016- 
Member of Editorial Board, Energy Informatics, 2020-

Member of EU Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy, 2014-18
Member of the International Network Programme Committee, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, 2014-18
Member of the board of the research programmes RENERGI and ENERGIX, Research Council of Norway, 2007-2016;
Chairman of the Programme Committee for Transport and Infrastructure, The Danish Strategic Research Council, 2009-2014;
Vice Chair of the Mirror Group, European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform, 2006-2008.
Danish member of the Hydrogen Coordination Group, IEA, 2003-2005.
Member of Verdikt, high-level expert group on ICT foresight, Research Council of Norway, 2004-2005;
Member of High Level Expert Group ”Key Technologies for Europe”. Author of ”Key Energy Technologies for Europe”, 2005;

Chairman of the internal evaluation of Sino-Danish Center for Research and Education, 2016
or of the Energy Area of Advance, Chalmers,  February 2012
Evaluator and reviewer for Directorate General Research, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020, 2006
Evaluator for, 2005-2014
Member of review panel for “Swedish Strategic Research Areas - Energy”, Swedish Energy Agency, Fas, Formas, The Swedish Research Council & VINNOVA, May 2009
Member of review team appointed by the Swedish Energy Agency regarding the research programmes of Swedish Gas Technology Center, Malmø, 2005 and 2008

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Policial Science, Copenhagen University


Business Economics and Administration, Copenhagen Business School

… → 1992

External positions

Senior researcher, Technical University of Denmark

2019 → …

Visiting scholar, MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research


Senior researcher, Technical University of Denmark


Deputy head of Department, Technical University of Denmark


Senior researcher, Technical University of Denmark


Director, Nordic Energy Research


Senior researcher, Risø National Laboratory


Consultant, Ramboll Foundation


Visiting scholar, Stanford University


PhD candidate, Copenhagen University


Research assistent, Copenhagen University


Consultant, Storstroem Business Development Centre


Technical expert, Escuela Politécnica Nacional



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  • Energy science and technology policy
  • energy transition
  • scientific advice in sustainable energy


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