EnTranCe to the second life of gas and as source of innovation and human resources.The living lab EnTranCe provides a platform for open innovations. Stakeholders from large industry, SME’s, government and the research community team up to work on the future of the European energy system, with gas in a pivotal role. An important element of the innovation strength of EnTranCe is that it also serves a number of MSc programmes. This brings you students in contact with relevant research and gives hands-on experience in solving the intricate problems that come with stronger interconnected and changing energy markets. is explained. Thus, the innovative projects taking shape at EnTranCe have a dual role in forming the students while at the same time leading to innovative applications of natural gas. In all, the developments at EnTranCe strongly support the case of natural gas as the bridging fuel in the European Energy Transition.