Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Entrepreneurship College - SDG #15 Edition

SDG 15: Life on land


Deforestation and desertification are affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. SDG 15 wants afforestation to increase by 2020, to protect freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and to prevent desertification. What does this mean, exactly? And how can you get started as an entrepreneur to contribute? An expert will explain the goal more deeply during this lecture and an entrepreneur will tell you how he / she is working on this goal and why this is so important.

Every second Thursday of the month, we organize lectures around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Our guest speakers are academic experts and entrepreneurs working in the field of the SDGs. They discuss root causes, challenges, relevant theories, and important stakeholders. 

Every entrepreneurship college is committed to one of the sustainable development goals. Our mission is to introduce the goals to everyone who is interested in the goals, but also to entrepreneurs or future entrepreneurs that want to make the world a better place through entrepreneurship.

For each course we invite an expert to explain one of the goals, to provide insight into why urgent change is needed and what the consequences would be if we failed to achieve the goals. After the expert, an entrepreneur comes to talk about his or her company and answers the following questions. Why are they trying to achieve the relevant SDG? How do they do this? And how do innovations and technology play a role in this? The lecture will end by a short talk from Bart Grevenhof, project manager of the entrepreneurship program at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, who briefly provides insights into the latest technologies.

Our goal is to welcome and inspire students, teachers and professionals of all kinds of backgrounds.


17.15 - 17.30 Arrival Restaurant de Tropen
17.30 - 18.00 Expert: TO BE ANNOUNCED 
18.00 - 18.30 Innovatieve start-up: TO BE ANNOUNCED
18.30 - 18.40 Update newest technologies by Bart van Grevenhof
18.40 - 18.50 Q&A 
19.00 - 20.00 Happy Hour @Cafe de Tropen

Jos Hummelen (SO/Creatie) moderates the event.

Entrepreneurship College

Entrepreneurship College - The SDG Edition is een innitiatief van het KIT Royal Tropical InstituteHvA - Hogeschool van AmsterdamDe Tropen cafĂ© & restaurant and the SDG House.

Gepubliceerd door  Ondernemerschap 30 september 2019