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NRC Live Impact Challenge

Become the change maker of your organisation

From sustainable food producers to climate-neutral builders; in all industries, companies strive for new, responsible ways to innovate. So what opportunities does your organisation have to make a positive impact on society, while making a profit?

Learn how to contribute to a better world, and boost your role and organisation at the same time. Discover how to become a leader of positive change, and turn your ‘positive change ideas’ into action in the NRC Live Impact Challenge from 5 March – 27 June 2019.

In the 100-day challenge, NRC and RSM will inspire you and offer a network for innovating your business by contributing to one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. You will also follow online RSM modules to get the skills and knowledge on how to initiate and implement sustainable innovations.

The programme consists of two live meetings, four online knowledge modules from renowned professors and a feedback session to discuss your opportunities and challenges. The result: your own business case, implementation within your organisation and partners for change.

In short

Programme: 2 live meetings, 4 online modules and feedback sessions

Event dates: 5 March, 27 June 2019

Language: Live meetings are in Dutch and English (in case of international speakers). The contents of RSM’s online modules are English.

Fee: €229, group discount when participating with two or more colleagues

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For whom

You will benefit from this programme if you’re a professional in business, government or science with any functional backgrounds, such as strategy, business development, marketing, IT, finance and R&D. You don’t need experience or knowledge of sustainable innovation, as long as you have the drive to make a positive change within your organisation. There is a maximum capacity of 100 participants for this challenge, so register soon.


Prof. Jan van den Ende

Jan van den Ende is professor of management of technology and innovation at RSM. His expertise is in the development process of new products and services in firms – a process that is important for a company’s performance. Creating ideas, selecting projects, developing products and commercialising them must be well organised. By studying innovation in firms such as ING, ASML, Philips and Unilever, Jan’s research group investigates the effects of networks between people at the forefront of innovation, the proper balance between freedom and control in innovation activities, and innovation activities in service and creative firms.

Prof. Rob van Tulder

Rob van Tulder is a professor of International Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Professor van Tulder has published extensively on the topics of European business, multinationals, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. He is at the moment academic director of The Partnerships Resource Centre, and expert centre bringing together leading NGOs, firms and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships for the social good.

Prof. Daan Stam

Daan Stam is endowed professor of Innovation Management at RSM. His academic research focuses on leadership in situations of change, including the role of leadership in innovation and business development. A second area of his research is creativity, including the effects of leadership on creativity, creativity in online settings, and group creativity. Daan teaches creativity and brainstorming to bachelor and master students as well as to executives.

Dr. Thijs Geradts

Thijs Geradts is a lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and a PhD candidate at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on sustainable internal corporate venturing and social intrapreneurship inside large multinational corporations, among which AkzoNobel, Interface, Johson & Johnson, Pearson, Philips, UBS and Unilever. Previously he was appointed as a visiting associate at the Cambridge Judge Business School, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a visiting fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.