Saskia Lavrijssen is full professor of Economic Regulation and Market Governance of Network Industries at the Law School of Tilburg University and director of the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society (TILT). Saskia Lavrijssen aims to connect science with society in the area of energy and infrastructure regulation. She investigates which type of governance mechanisms and regulations help to promote a secure, affordable and sustainable functioning of crucial infrastructure sectors such as the energy, water and transport sectors. In 2006, Saskia Lavrijssen defended her very well-received dissertation on independent competition authorities and good governance at Tilburg University (Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2006). Throughout her career, Saskia Lavrijssen has specialized in EU law, competition law, economic regulation, energy law, national constitutional and administrative law and issues of good market supervision.
Throughout her career, Saskia Lavrijssen has specialized in EU law, competition law, economic regulation, energy law, law and technology, constitutional and administrative law and issues of good market governance.
Saskia Lavrijsen is responsible for the Topklas Rechtvaardige energietransitie.
Saskia cooperates with European and national authorities, such as the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Consumer and Markets Authority, the Dutch Association for Energy, Water and the Environment, and regional and local authorities regarding governance and regulation issues in the energy sector. She regularly presents her work at international and national events. She was one of the speakers at a public debate organized by the Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad. She spoke at the OECD and the European Commission. She was also invited as an expert to the House of Parliament to reflect on the draft climate agreement. In 2020 she became member of the supervisory board of Berenschot. She has been supervisory board member of Avans Hogeschool since 2022.
2021 Main applicant of a successful grant for science communication activities on the energy transition awarded by the KNAW pilot fund ‘Science Communication’.
2021 Co-applicant of a successful long-term research subsidy from the NWO ‘Perspective call’ to do research in the Megamind project (Measuring, Gathering, Mining Data).
In 2019 Saskia Lavrijssen was co-applicant of a successful long-term research subsidy from the NWO Cross Over Programme to do multi-disciplinary research into the NEON project (New Energy and mobility Outlook for the Netherlands).
In 2010 Saskia Lavrijssen received a prize from the Association of Competition Law for the best article on the role of non-competition interests in European and national competition law.
In 2017, Saskia Lavrijssen received a long-term research subsidy from NWO in the context of the Next Generations Infrastructures Program for research into the promotion of data driven innovations in the infrastructure sectors. The research project is called the Longvia project and is performed in cooperation with Alliander, Prorail, Rijkswaterstaat, Vitens and Port of Rotterdam.
From 2017-2019, Saskia Lavrijssen was project member of the succesful Compose research team. The objective of the research project is to develop a neutral (internet) platform to promote and facilitate horizontal cooperation between shippers. The project is funded by NWO in collaboration with Evofenedex.