In February, we’ll 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

What is SDG Meetup?

Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change.

The SDG Meetup series provides a continuous engagement opportunity to accelerate solutions per SDG and develop shared knowledge and resources. It is also an accessible collaboration platform for established organisations, impact entrepreneurs, SMEs, institutions and independent professionals who want to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way.

Each edition focuses on one SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an interactive evening event meant to generate new ideas, connections, collaboration and action. At each edition we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create an inspiring environment for us.

The learnings and insights of each meetup are shared with larger public through a blog series.

You can also join the SDG Meetup group on Meetup’s platform!

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Event Organizers

Impact Hub


Date & Time

February 27 | 19:00 to 22:00


Impact Hub Amsterdam


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Guests: €9,50 (includes a free drink)

Updated on 11 February 2019