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SDG-Challenge University


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.

Sixteen teams of the sixteen 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 at Paleis Soestdijk, 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.

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BUSINESS PARTNERS & UNIVERSITY TEAMS


Here they are: the business partners that aim at making impact with students during our Spring edition of the SDG-Challenge 2022!

Click on the partner + university logo to find our more about the company and their challenge. Want to know which organisations teamed up with which university team during the last edition of the SDG-Challenge? Curious about the challenge they worked on as well as the solution they came up with? Swipe right to find out

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HOW IT WORKS


“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.

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Register

Registration phase
February - Apri 4th 2022

  • Selection of business partners
  • Business partners choose university teams
  • Recruitment & selection of university teams
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Sprint day

SDG-Sprint Day
one day between April 18th and May 6th

  • University team works with business partner on the SDG-Challenge through “pressure-cooker”
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SDG Finale

SDG Finale
2nd of June

  • Presentations solutions of the SDG-Challenges
  • Keynote speaker
  • Award ceremony by professional jury
  • Networking drinks

2021 Jury & criteria

All university teams are judged on the potential impact on the company (profit & people), the sector (people & planet) and society (people & planet).

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Sandra Pellegrom
Dutch SDG Coordinator - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Folkert van der Molen
Founder Duurzaam Ondernemen

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Tom Emmelkamp
Associate Partner Climate Change and Sustainability Services - EY

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Manon Klein
Co-Director Impact Hub Amsterdam

Sandra Pellegrom
Dutch SDG Coordinator - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Folkert van der Molen
Founder Duurzaam Ondernemen

Tom Emmelkamp
Associate Partner Climate Change and Sustainability Services - EY

Manon Klein
Co-Director Impact Hub Amsterdam

COLLABORATION IS ESSENTIAL IF WE WANT TO MAKE THE TRANSITION TO A MORE JUST AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD.”

- Sandra Pellegrom, head of the jury

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