The mission of the SDG-Challenge is to inspire and mobilize students and companies 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 that activates students to critically think about present-day topics together with leading companies.
Which company teams up with which university team?
And what SDG-Challenge are they working on? Check it out below!
“SDG-Challenge University” links third-year Bachelor’s and Master’s students to
business partners with an eye for sustainability to work together on the SDGs.
1. Registration phase
Oct / Nov / Dec 2019
2. SDG-Challenge (1 day)
Jan / Feb / Mar 2020
3. Final @ Circl
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
Marketing Manager / SDG-enthusiast (Sustainalize)
Wethouder Klimaat & Energie at Gemeente Eindhoven
Innovatie Manager - Rijksvastgoed
I noticed that the SDGs trigger the students to think better out of the box.