Are you ready for a green challenge?

BUSINESS MODELS FOR

A GREEN ECONOMY.

During the Green Business Challenge a number of young professionals (students and starters) from all over Europe will work on business models for a green economy. The cases are based on one of the following themes: circular economy, biobased and circular product design, biocomposites, green chemistry, and climate change.

The main goal is to create an impact event, boost the green economy, and facilitate new collaborations and a special experience for both participants and stakeholders.

Participation for students and young professionals is free of charge!

contribute to a

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.

THIS YEARS' CASES

Get to know the companies that participated in the 2022 Green Business Challenge

LOOKING BACK

AT THIS YEARS EDITION

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

32 students

Together with 31 other students from across the globe, you get the chance to work together on impactful projects.

8 COMPANIES

You'll work on a challenge for one of our 8 companies. No more fictional projects, this is the real deal.

6 DAYS

A full week filled with great events, workshops and time to socialize and have fun is included as well! This will be a week to remember.

5 LOCATIONS

We won't be stuck in a boring meeting room. Instead, we're going to be traveling together to a new location every day.

WHY SIGN UP?

1. Work on real, impactful projects

This is the moment to put your knowledge to good use in the real world. The 8 companies that have signed up for the Green Business Challenge are dying to work together with you on green initiatives.

2. Meet AMAZING people

During the Green Business Challenge, you’ll get to know some of the most amazing people with a similar passion for sustainability, business, design and creativity. 

3. A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR RESUME

Participating in the Green Business Challenge shows that you are a go-getter, a teamplayer and passionate about important issues. Who doesn’t want that on their resume?

4. AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

With tons of workshops, sessions and social gatherings in 5 different locations, this is a week that you will never forget.

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

We won’t be stuck in a boring meeting room. Instead, we’re going to be traveling together to a new location every day.

We’re starting our tour in the Frisian city of Leeuwarden, which will be followed by two cities in Drenthe: Meppel and Emmen.

After that we’re leaving the Netherlands for a day to visit our neighbours to the east. The German city of Oldenburg will be our fourth stop.

And last but not least, we’re finishing the Green Business Challenge in Groningen.

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE 2021 EDITION

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE?

Contact one of our Green Business Challenge initiators to get more information.

SIGN UP NOW

Reserve your spot in the 2022 challenge now

Timeline

Meeting the crew

Because we have an early start the next day, we all gather in Groningen the evening before the Green Business Challenge. Get to know eachother in advance and a sleep over so we can start the challenge well rested!

Day 0 (Nov 14th)

Kickoff in Leeuwarden!

Let's get started! On today's program: Meeting the group, introduction of the cases, speeddates, an inspiring workshop intercultural differences and of course lots of fun!

Day 1 (Nov 15th)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

It's a brand new day! Aaand we take a trip to a brand new city: Emmen! Day two is all about working on your case with your team. A group of business developers is standing by to help you every step of the way!

Day 2 (nov 16th)

Crossing borders & Pizza Party

Today we are crossing borders: Goodbye The Netherlands, Hello Germany! After another day filled with hard work and workshops, it's pizza party time!

Where is the tomato sauce Luigi?!

Day 3 (Nov 17th)

Crunch time

Whoa! Time goes fast! We say 'Aufwiedersehen' to Papenburg and find our way to Oldenburg! Now is the time to shine, get those last changes in, because tomorrow... it's time to pitch your concept!

Day 4 (Nov 18th)

Pitch your heart out!

Today is the day! All teams in the Green Business Challenge present their solutions to the clients at  the EnergyBarn in Groningen! Take the stage and show 'em what you got!

All good things come to an end, but not without a party!

Day 5 (Nov 19th)