12 – 17 MAY 2024

ENERGY

We are gearing up for the next edition in May 2024: Energy! Expect a synergizing week buzzing with innovation and over more than 25 international students tackling real challenges for various companies in the Northern Netherlands. It’s sure to spark inspiration and ignite groundbreaking solutions. Co-created with New Energy Academy.

12 – 17 MAY 2024

ENERGY

6 days > We are gearing up for the first-ever Energy edition! Expect a synergising week buzzing with innovation and more than 25 international students tackling business challenges faced by various companies in the Northern Netherlands. It’s sure to spark inspiration and ignite groundbreaking solutions. Co-created with New Energy Academy.

11 – 13 JUNE 2024

BIOBASED

3 days > The transition to a green economy calls for reimagining our reliance on traditional materials. To do so, we need the best ideas and brightest minds to unite during the first-ever Biobased Edition! Join us on a 3-day road trip in the EMS Dollart Region with over 20 students teaming up to propel the circular economy forward. Part of Biotech Talent Unlocked – funded by Interreg VI A. 

JOIN THE GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

STUDENT TEAMS

Together with other students from across the globe, you’ll work in teams on projects that matter.

THE COMPANIES

No more fictional projects. You’ll work on a real business challenge for an existing company.

THE WEEK

This will be a week to remember. Expect great events, workshops and fun times!

THE LOCATIONS

You won’t be stuck in a boring meeting room. We are traveling to a new location every day.

WHY SIGN UP?

1. REAL projects Real impact

This is the real deal! The opportunity to put your skills to good use and work on real business cases from companies that have signed up for the Green Business Challenge.

2. MEET AMAZING PEOPLE

During the Green Business Challenge, you’ll get to know some of the most amazing people who share your passion for sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design.

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, events and social gatherings at different locations. This is a week you will never forget.

YOU ARE

  • Educated in a business, tech or design related study

  • Mean business when it comes to a green future

  • Interested in sustainability

  • An innovative, outside-of-the-box thinker?
  • A teamplayer, interested in meeting amazing people

TESTIMONIALS

I never expected joining the Green Business Challenge would be one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was just an unforgettable experience; from the international exchange, the networking to the fascinating workshops and all the fun we had along the way. In addition, GBC gave me the opportunity to learn more about the European Green Deal in Venice.

Jana Feller, DE, Windesheim Honours College

The Green Business Challenge is one the best experiences in my life! During one week, I met so many cool people and learned a lot about green business models, design thinking, and how to pitch during the intensive workshops. I would recommend it to ever student who want to gain international experience.

Jule Kuhnert, Germany

Putting your knowledge from school to tackle a real problem is so much fun. That’s what makes the Green Business Challenge such a great programme. And, from my experience, the interaction with your challenge owners can even lead to a potential internship. And as a bonus: all the amazing people I got to meet. Even till this day we still keep in touch!

Jarno Meul, NL, Saxion University of Applied Sciences