The mission of the SDG-Challenge is to connect and mobilize students and organisations to work together on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). These goals are set to combat climate change and to reduce the inequalities in the world.
Fifteen teams of the fifteen Dutch universities team up with a leading company to work together on a SDG-Challenge of the company.
The organisation of the SDG-Challenge developed a special “pressure-cooker”, so that the teams will come up with tangible and actionable ideas that will contribute to the SDGs.
During the final in Circl, all teams present their solutions in front of a professional jury. The team with the biggest potential impact wins!
SDG-Challenge University is a platform of Soapbox and aims to trigger students to pursue a career in making the world more future-proof and to make organisations use the solutions to “sustainalize” their business.
Which organisation teams up with which university team?
And what SDG-Challenge are they working on? Check it out below!
“SDG-Challenge University” connects motivated Bachelor’s and Master’s students to business partners with an eye for sustainability to work together on the SDGs.
1. Registration phase
Aug - Dec 2020
2. SDG-Sprint Day
Jan / Feb 2021
3. SDG Finale
March 19th 2021
All university teams are judged on the potential impact on the company
(profit & people), the sector (people & planet) and society (people & planet).
Dutch SDG Coordinator - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Lid Raad van Commissarissen TwynstraGudde
Collaboration is essential if we want to make the transition to a more just and sustainable world.