The Hague, Netherlands

Sustainable Entrepreneurial Thinking

when 4 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1895

How can you, as an individual, and social entrepreneur contribute to societal challenges?

Tackling the SDGs starts with you. Many of us want to understand how we can use our own skills to have a positive impact on our world and the challenges we face as a global society. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and contribute to social or environmental impact? Are you a critical thinker, a creative mind or a planner? How do your passions and skills align with the SDGs?

In this interactive and dynamic course, you will explore your own skills and traits to understand what role best befits you in a social enterprise of your own design that addresses one or more of the SDGs. First, you will gain more insight into the complexity of modern day global society and the challenges it faces. You will also get to better understand your own agency by learning about how to measure your own footprint and how you, as an individual, can improve your habits to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world. Third, you will take on the mind-set of a social entrepreneur during a 3-day hackathon to develop an innovative solution to a SDG challenge of your choice. In the hackathon, we adopt design thinking principles and you will go through a start-up incubation process; step-by-step. Finally, you will learn how to pitch your solutions to a panel of judges.

Here is a video from the 2019 edition of SET:

Course leader

Ernst van Weperen and Nina de Korte

Course aim

•The student can compare various models that explain sustainable challenges that global society faces.
•The student can design business solutions to address systemic problems related to one or more of the SDGs.
•The learner is able to reflect on their own values, attitudes and abilities and deal with diverging values, attitudes and abilities in relation to one or more SDGs through journaling, meditation and group reflection.
•The learner is able to take on critically their role as an active global citizen in the challenge of tackling global and local (glocal) problems.

Fee info

EUR 1895: NOTE: fee includes academic fee, accommodation, social programme and lunch on weekdays