Summer School: Business Innovation and Lifelong Learning for Sustainability

22/08/2016 - 10:00 to 24/08/2016 - 15:30
HoGent Campus Schoonmeersen
Voskenslaan 270
9000 Gent

The UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They challenge everybody to question the way we live, produce and consume, as a person or a company. Yet companies struggle to integrate the SDGs in their business model while staying profitable and productive. This Summer School provides a mix of knowledge and best practices, bringing together interested individuals and professionals from companies looking for sustainable solutions for business cases.

Speakers will include:

• prof. Marc Craps (KULeuven) on “Crossing sectors and borders to foster sustainability: what we can learn from cases of e-waste urban mining”
• Jan Leyssens (Plan C) on “Circular Economy” • prof. Luc Sels (Artesis-Plantijn) on “Quality Education”
• Peter Wollaert (CIFAL) on “Future-Proof Sustainability Action”
• Maarten Dubois (Cleantech and Sustainability services) on “Sustainable consumption and production: how to foster the circular economy at the global level”

The lectures will be complemented by real-life innovation challenges.



Participants can apply by sending an email to until July 15. Companies and NGOs can send 2-3 participants and are asked to give a small description of the organisation and their work around sustainability, and are encouraged to send a real-life business case on sustainability that can be used as a research topic during the Summer School.


Normal: € 145 (incl. lunch), Students <26: € 99

Transfer to BE 49 9795 2861 7871: ‘ Name + (name organisation)+ Summer School 


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