SDG Meetup | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In this month's Meetup will be focusing on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. That’s why SDG 9 encourages building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.

➜ Metabolic | Andrew McCue, Sustainability Consultant | Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. By sharing their knowledge and tools, they help businesses, governments and non-profits thrive in the circular economy. They’re also behind iconic projects like developing Amsterdam’s first circular neighbourhood, Buiksloterham, and supporting DGTL Festival’s transition to a zero-waste strategy. #KnowledgeSharing

➜ Studio Wae | Tynke van den Heuvel, Founder | After trying - and failing - to find an adjustable carpet on Pinterest, Tynke came up with her business idea for a circular carpet brand. Studio Wae produces decorative tiles and carpets for outdoor and indoor spaces, made from waste streams! Tynke will share more about her circular products, how she extracts materials for production using urban mining, and the partnerships she developed in the process. #Action

➜ Biopolus | Kriszti Árvai-Nagy, Dutch Partnership Executive | Biopolus is a Hungary-based water innovator. Using advanced biological engineering, they’ve created a modular, expandable water treatment system for complex circular urban water treatment and management. Kriszti will tell us more about their BioMakery approach, specifically focusing on the Koningshoeven BioMakery: their first water treatment facility in the Netherlands, for which they won the water management category of the 2019 Dutch Circular Awards. #Action

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by Thomas van der Molen, founder of Sustainable Start. Together, we’ll brainstorm about various issues relating to SDG 9 to generate new insights for overcoming such challenges, and aim to find new ways to accelerate sustainable solutions for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.