Laura Hoogwerf is Business Developer and joined ECN Policy Studies in 2015. Her work consists of connecting different organisations which are working in the energy and climate sector to each other, linking the insights of ECN (the energy research center of the Netherlands) about energy and sustainability, with the needs of governments and the private sector. Accordingly, she has an extensive network in the energy sector. Before working at ECN, Laura worked for the FD Media group, where she researched for, managed and marketed a tracking mechanism for Dutch energy developments. Prior to this position, Laura was a researcher for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Laura achieved a master’s degree in the Political Sciences from the University of Amsterdam.