Grand Finals Nature-based Future Challenge

Last November 726 students from 147 universities worldwide embarked in the Nature-based Future Challenge to develop groundbreaking nature-based plans for Bangladesh in 2120. On 11 June the finalists will battle for victory.

Organised by WUR Student Challenges

Tue 11 June 2024 13:00 to 16:30

Venue Omnia, building number 105
Hoge Steeg 2
6708 PH Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 - 484500

After two milestone reports, several trainings and workshops, only 11 teams are still in the competition. The top 11 teams are now preparing to face the Nature-based Future Challenge Jury on 11 June during the Grand Finals.

The finalist teams are traveling from all over the world to meet the Jury composed of Cora van Oosten (CIFOR-ICRAF), Farhana Ahmed (CEGIS), Haseeb Mohammed Irfanullah (independent consultant), Selim Reza (Solidaridad), John Reich (Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research) and Tim van Hattum (Wageningen University and Research). The Jury will assess the projects both by reading the reports and meeting the participant in the Dragon’s Den, where each team will present their video pitch and answer the Jury’s questions.

Dive into a climate positive future for one of the most dynamic regions in the world

At the Networking Market, during lunch time, student teams will present themselves. A perfect opportunity to meet them, their coaches, the challenge partners and like minded people.

Join the exhilarating Award Ceremony for the obvious battle to the first prize and for two of the most influential speakers. H.E. M. Riaz Hamidullah and Tim van Hattum will broaden your horizons for a visionary future that will leave you in awe.

Intrigued? Register to join the event in Omnia Dialogue Center or online.

Date: 11 June
Location: Omnia Dialogue Center, Wageningen Campus


13:00 - 14:00 Networking market
14:30 - 16:30 Award ceremony
16:30 - 17:30 Drinks

About WUR Student Challenges

WUR Student Challenges organises student competitions for student worldwide on behalf of Wageningen University and Research with the goal of empowering students and PhD candidates to explore, create and grow for a better future. We try to achieve this by creating a space to learn, collaborate, think out of the box and network by organising student competitions and provide exposure, events, trainings, financial support, coaching and workspace to student teams.

This challenge is supported by University Fund Wageningen, Wageningen Ambassadors and Wageningen Biodiversity initiative.

Come meet the winning teams of the Nature-based Future Challenge!

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