Day Program

Day 1 - Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Time Program Venue
11:00 - 11:30 Departure Shuttle busses Grote Markt - Groningen
11:30 - 13:30 Reception, Plenary Program & Lunch EnergyBarn
13:30 - 17:00 Dealmaking sessions EnergyBarn
17:00 - 17:15 Departure Shuttle busses from Energy Barn EnergyBarn
17:30 - 21:00 Drinks and dinner Der Aakerk


During the one-on-one meetings and discussions, participants will engage in in-depth discussions about potential pilot projects with the regional partners.

Day 2 - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Time Program Venue
08:45 - 09:30 Departure Shuttle buses Grote Markt - Groningen
09:30 - 11:30 Morning Program & Dealmaking sessions MuzeeAquarium
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch for scaleups Hotel Termunterzijl
13:00 - 13:30 Departure Shuttle buses Departure from Hotel Termunterzijl
13:45 - 16:00 Matchmaking event Nijlicht
16:00 - 16:30 Departure Shuttle buses Departure from Nijlicht
16:30 - 19:30 New year drinks + Live battles NJR Groningen Seaports
19:30 - 20:45 Departure Shuttle buses Shuttle buses to return to Grote Markt


During the matchmaking event on January 8th, scale-ups will meet key ecosystem players of the Northern Netherlands. 

This event is part of the Sustainable Industry Challenge program and gives you the opportunity to meet forward-thinking companies, investors, knowledge institutes, and facilitation organizations. It also allows you, as innovative scale-ups, to connect with partners from the region.

The SIC – Business Development Team will guide you during this afternoon through discussions with the knowledge institutes, the experts of the companies, the hosts of potential landing spots and eager investors this afternoon.


We close the event with the live battles between the top two of five finalists that have been chosen by an independent jury, followed by the announcement of intended the pilot collaborations and the overall winner of 100K euros, and a networking evening with 500+ industry professionals at the Groningen Seaport in Delfzijl.