MSc Rick Bosman

Rick Bosman is researcher and consultant at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT). His work focuses on understanding and accelerating the energy transition, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Rick Bosman Career

Rick Bosman advises high-level decision makers including:

  • Finnish Ministries of Economic Affairs and Employment, Agriculture and Forestry, and the Environment on their joint Bioeconomy Strategy
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transition
  • Dutch parliament on the effects of Germany’s Energiewende on the Netherlands
  • and Social Economic Council (SER) in its efforts to reach an Energy Agreement.
  • Next to this strategic consultancy, Rick publishes scientific work in pursuit of a PhD and translates these insights for popular media such as the Financieele Dagblad and Energy Post.
  • Furthermore, he teaches at the Haagse Hogeschool and is a frequently invited speaker at conferences.


  • 2010 – 2012 University of Freiburg, Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Management
  • 2010 – 2010 Australian National Universty, undergraduate in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering
  • 2006 – 2010 Utrecht University, Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences

Work Experience

  • 2013 De Haagse University of Applied Sciences, Lecturer Transition Management and Energy Transition
  • 2012 Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Researcher & Consultant
  • 2013 Bezinningsgroep Energie Member of think tank
  • 2012 Groene Brein, Member of think tank
  • 2011 – 2011 Clingendael Institute, Intern Clingendael International Energy Program
  • 2010 – 2010 Royal Dutch Embassy, Intern TWA Renewable Energy
  • 2008 – 2009 Dutch Association for Environmental Professional VVM, Board Member Energy Section

Links to projects and researches

Research Group :

Transition Management

Specialisatie :

Energy, Biobased Economy, Sustainability, Transition Management, Geopolitics

DRIFT - Dutch Research Institute for Transitions

 Burg. Oudlaan 50
       3062 PA Rotterdam