The next edition of the Sustainable Business Battle will take place in spring 2019. An overview of the programme of 2018 can be found below:
During the kick-off evening, students will meet their team while having dinner together. After enjoying some drinks in Den Haag, the students spend the night in the Novotel Hotel to boost the bonding process.
TRAINING DAY I
During the first training day, the students learned about environmental challenges, sat with their coach and their client to get started on their project and develop the first ideas. The main outcome of this day was to have a clear problem definition of the challenge of the company as well as a persona of the problem owner.
The in-house day was a chance for the students to gain insight into the organisation of which you are solving a case. The participants made good use of this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the real problem you shall solve with your team and ask more questions about the organization in general as well as about the case.
TRAINING DAY II
In the morning, students participated in a workshop on idea creation, after which they were challenged to come up with over 100 solutions for the problem they were solving. After selecting the most promising solution, a sustainable business model canvas workshop helped the students to change their idea into a concrete solution that is implementable for their client.
The semi-finals were an intensive day starting with a pitch workshop where the students learned how to convince your client and the jury that your idea is the way to go. After developing and fine-tuning the pitches, it was time for the semi-finals! In the semi-final, the students battled against the other team who want to solve the same question. Each company chose the winner for their sustainable case.
During the final, the winning team of the second edition of the Sustainable Business Battle has been chosen! Five teams pitched in front of an independent jury who decided that the team of Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland came up with the most sustainable and implementable solution. Also, there was a networking event and drinks.