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SE (alumni) students won North Sea Sustainable Innovation Challenge

19 April 2022

Brian van Es, Sustainable Entrepreneurship student, and Denise Speck, alumni Sustainable Entrepreneurship student, are among the five winners of the North Sea Sustainable Innovation Challenge. Both won with their unique and innovative ideas on a more sustainable North Sea, allowing them to participate in a support programme with PROWAD LINK project members and external experts who will provide training and coaching on business modeling, marketing strategy, budgeting and branding and share opportunities on funding, grants, events and networking.

Eco-accounting for small entrepreneurs

How to run an economically ánd environmentally healthy company? Many small entrepreneurs have the wish to become more sustainable, but the problem is often the lack of time and knowledge. Brian van Es wants to start his own business as eco-accountant that supports local and small entrepreneurs in the jungle of ecolabels, funding, subsidies, networks and opportunities and encourages sustainable business practices. With his experience in accounting and his knowledge in sustainable entrepreneurship, he wishes to become a one-stop-shop for small and local Frysian companies!

Digital storytelling for sustainable development

Storytelling has always been essential to humankind; But technological advancements stimulated a novel form of storytelling – digital storytelling – combining traditional oral techniques with multimedia tools which shed light on prevalent issues, foster awareness, and stimulate action. During Denise Speck’s research at Campus Fryslân, she revealed a theoretical gap in literature exploring the potential of digital storytelling within sustainable entrepreneurship and a lack of guidance on how such practices could be oriented towards creating sustainable development. Now she wants to use this possibility to further develop the concept’s potential to generate social, environmental, economic or heritage impacts for particularly small and medium sized companies in the North Sea region.

Last modified:19 April 2022 9.32 p.m.

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