Almere, Netherlands

Green Business Opportunities

when 9 July 2012 - 13 July 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 550

Fact: The EU put ambitious sustainability targets in its 20-20-20 program and more beyond.

Fact: The US, UK, South-Korea, India and China have multi-billion economic stimulus plans focused on greening the economy. More nations are expected to follow.

Problem: the green industry was already short of knowledgeable staff…

Opportunity: This course introduces the main green and sustainable business models in today’s real business, future-ready. Wind energy, solar energy, biomass, biofuels, hydro energy, waste-to-energy, tidal energy, wave energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency, energy storage and carbon trading are topics we discover and analyse from a business opportunity point of view. Students should find themselves fit to turn environmental problems into profits and long-term corporate success.

An excursion to a few local green businesses is planned, e.g. a wind farm operator, a carbon trader, a biomass power plant, a builder of passive houses, a bio-ethanol producer, etc.

Course leader

Mr Steve Clemens, MBA

Steve Clemens is lecturer at the business department of Windesheim Flevoland, The Netherlands, MBA-lecturer at UBI, Brussels, Belgium, and MBA-lecturer at National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He also trains/consults lar

Target group

All business and other students with vision on strategic advantage of being green-ready.

Course aim

The course is designed for professionals and students who are dealing with food, food quality and food safety in their daily work. This can be from the point of view of a governmental position, worker in the food sector or someone who is dealing with distribution of food and will have a close relation with consumers.

Credits info

Certificate of attendance is provided

Fee info

EUR 550: Includes course fee, materials and activities
EUR 120: Accommodation fee Almere for total of 1 week.


Summer School Almere doesn’t offer scholarships for this course.