During the kickoff you will receive trainings and workshops provided by consultants from  Andersson Elffers Felix.

Andersson Elffers Felix
Andersson Elffers Felix (AEF) is a strategy consultancy specialising in social issues. For more than thirty years the consultancy has contributed to the renewal of systems, organisational change and innovation in governmental, public and private organisations. AEF works in different sectors, including healthcare, public transport and safety and security. AEF also plays an active role in issues concerning sustainability. In 2015 AEF analysed the climate agendas of twelve municipalities and provided advice on how to move quicker to achieve climate goals.



Prof. Dr. Arnold Tukker will give a lecture on sustainability. Arnold Tukker, the godfather of sustainability at Leiden University, is the director of Environmental Sciences (CML). Before this he was the Business Line manager Sociatal Innovation and Economy at TNO. He is currently doing a lot of work on projects concerning resource efficiency. Besides this he is chair of the board of Leiden – Delft – Erasmus Centre for Sustainability.


Dr. René Kleijn will be giving one of the workshops on sustainability. As associate professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) and Director of Education of the joint Leiden Delft master programme Industrial ecology, he is highly influential in education on the topic of sustainability. He is currently working on projects related the material constraints of novel (energy) technologies, circular economy, eco-innovation and resilient supply chains.

Watch the following programme about the value of mobile phones in which René talks about the ecological impact of mobile phones (in Dutch only).

Erik van Dam is founding partner at triple value strategy consulting, a leading Dutch consultancy firm that aligns sustainability and business strategy. He focuses on the development and deployment of business strategies to create sustainable value for his customers. He will provode students with a workshop during the trainingsday.



The Leiden Debating Union will make sure that the students will be prepared in the best way to give a great pitch during the semi final and final. They will provide an interactive workshop during the trainingsday.





Centre for Sustainability Students, Leiden Delft Erasmus
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary Research, Education and Valorisation centre in which three the Dutch Universities join forces. Together with companies, NGO’s, governments and other committed stakeholders we effectively formulate the societal challenges to be solved through the creation of ‘Roadmaps’ surrounding our different (research) themes. We apply results and share outcomes with society – in order to achieve sustainable resources for a growing world population. CfS Students is a fast growing student community open to students from all three universities. Read more here…


Rabobank is facilitating trainings that will be given by five society. These are entrepreneurs from the area that give trainings on design thinking. The trainers will be giving trainings on the training day and will be mentoring of the teams until the finals.




Further information is following soon.