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Freelance - Innovation Consultant

Impact Hub offers an unique ecosystem that supports entrepreneurial solutions to tackle key challenges facing the world today, such as creating a circular economy, a sustainable food chain & fashion sector and an inclusive society. Our passionate team has already helped more than 4.000 companies to become more sustainable and make more impact. We focus on businesses that develop the products and services of tomorrow and shape the new economy.

About the Innovate Team

We are the innovation sourcing platform that focuses exclusively on impact startups. We help businesses to become more sustainable by designing their vision and strategy, training and workshops on impact theme’s (like circularity, regeneration and inclusion), and open innovation programs (like Impact Nation).

Our focus is primarily on the textile, construction and food sector. We often work on topics around material and product innovation and work for SMEs as well as corporate clients.

Read on below for more information on the role.

About the Role

You are an experienced consultant (3+ years) with a proven track record working with SMEs. You have experience working on sustainability, strategy and innovation. You are comfortable working at management level of both scale-ups and SMEs. It’s a big plus if you have experience as a facilitator of (co-creation) workshops.

A project you will work on can be an open innovation program within the Impact Nation program, for instance for a client like Craze, Van der Valk of TP Industrial Yarns. Or helping an SME design their sustainability strategy and vision. Navigating regulatory developments like CSRD and defining where they can use innovation to make more impact. 

Although making slide decks and strategy reports is part of our work, our primary focus is on challenging our clients (and ourselves) to be entrepreneurial and experiment as much as possible. Making co-creation workshops and pilot facilitation a large part of our work.


  • 3+ years experience as (strategy) consultant working for SMEs
  • Proven affinity with strategy, sustainability, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Skilled in facilitation of (co-creation) workshops is a plus
  • Available for the duration of a project (varying between 6-12 months), on a freelance contract
  • Starting date is to be discussed

Interested? Please email your CV + motivation to <> att. Innovate team lead, Evan van der Holst.