• The transition to a green economy is one of the biggest challenges we face today and a significant turning point in how we interact with our planet's resources. It calls for reimagining our reliance on traditional materials and advocating for a sustainable approach to organic resources, innovative biotechnologies, and green [...]

    The transition to a green economy is one of the biggest challenges we face today and a significant turning point in how we interact with our planet's resources. It calls for reimagining our reliance on traditional materials and advocating for a sustainable approach to organic resources, innovative biotechnologies, and green business models. To do so, we need the best ideas and brightest minds to unite!

  • The Green Business Challenge - Energy Edition 2024

    The world is set to change significantly by 2030, and the energy transition is one of the biggest challenges we are facing today. It demands a rapid fossil fuel phase-down and reduction in energy dependency while simultaneously ensuring grid stability, scaling up renewable energy solutions – such as hydrogen and offshore [...]

    We're excited to launch the first-ever Energy edition of the Green Business Challenge in collaboration with New Energy Academy - part of New Energy Coalition. Expect a synergising week buzzing as more than 25 international students tackle real-world challenges faced by various organisations in the Northern Netherlands. It's sure to spark inspiration and ignite unexpected breakthroughs!

  • The 2023 edition of the Green Business Challenge (GBC) started November 13th and finished November 17th, and focussed on the circular economy. During this week a group of 26 international students travelled through 5 different cities in the Northern Netherlands and Germany. In teams they tried to solve one of [...]

    The 2023 edition of the Green Business Challenge put the spotlight on the Circular Economy. From November 13 - 17, 26 students from various backgrounds and 14 nationalities travelled through 5 cities in the Northern Netherlands and Germany. They tackled 6 Challenges supplied by companies and organisations from the region: STOPAQ, Veenstra & Stroeve, Marne, Indu-Con, Magnificent Proteins and De Oude Zagerij. Co-created with Nice°.

  • In 2022 31 students from across the globe worked together on a circular challenge for one of our 8 companies. A week filled with great events, workshops and time to socialize while traveling to a new location every day.

  • In 2021, we launched the Green Business Challenge. During this first edition, 22 students worked on tackling 7 different challenges. We visited 5 cities in the Netherlands and Germany and concluded the road trip with an event at the EnergyBarn in Groningen.