HZ University of Applied Sciences SDG-Challenge

The mission of the HZ University of Applied Sciences SDG-Challenge is to inspire and mobilize students and organizations to work together on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). These goals are set to combat climate change and to reduce the inequalities in the world.

Students of HZ University of Applied Sciences team up with leading organizations of the region to work together on a SDG-Challenge of the organization.

The organization of the SDG-Challenge developed a special "pressure-cooker", so that the teams will come up with tangible and actionable ideas that will contribute to the SDGs.


"SDG-Challenge" is a platform that activates students and organizations to critically think about present-day sustainability topics and take action together.

Business partners & challenges

What SDG-Challenge are the companies and student consultant teams working on? Check it out below!

How it works

1. Registration phase

1-2 months

  • Selection of business partners
  • Recruitment & selection of student consultant teams

2. SDG-Sprint Days (4 & 5 March)

  • Student consultant team works with business partner on the SDG-Challenge through “pressure-cooker”

3. Final 5th of March @ HZ University of Applied Sciences

  • Presentations solutions of the SDG-Challenges
  • Speeddates
  • Award ceremony by jury
  • Networking drinks

Jury & Criteria

All teams are judged on the potential impact on the organization (profit & people), the sector (people & planet) and the SDGs (people & planet).


Want to know more about the SDG-Challenge?

Please contact us at: lotte.hendrikx@hz.nl

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