Empowering young professionals in taking the next steps towards circularity

Young professionals are invited to join us to learn more about the road towards a circular economy: a systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It stimulates innovation, new business activity and employment for a sustainable future.

Bert Stuij will moderate alongside circular economy experts as they share their experience and knowledge to help you in contributing towards a circular economy. We will be discussing this together at the Energy Barn in Groningen and give you the opportunity to ask your questions to the experts directly and network with other young professionals during this event.

How you benefit

  • Gain insights into the latest trends and developments of a circular economy and systems thinking approach
  • Develop your own strategy and boost your ability to apply your skills towards circularity
  • Learn about the circular example of Groningen Seaports, a circular industrial hub
  • Collaborate with young energy professionals and grow your network


Young Energy Professionals attending the Micro MBA will receive an official certificate from New Energy Business School


Registration is free! Please register for Micro MBA: The road towards a Circular Economy below.


Please note that pictures and videos will be taken during the event. Participation in this Micro MBA will be considered acceptance of the use of these media during and after the event.

This event is supported by the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Association, Netherlands, as well as the New Energy Academy a part of New Energy Coalition.

The experts

Heleen van Wijk

Heleen van Wijk is Business Manager Circular Economy at Groningen Seaports and responsible for all recyling related companies within both ports, Delfzijl and Eemshaven. Groningen Seaports is at the forefront of the circular economy with an innovative circular cluster and ongoing sustainable investments and believes in an integrated approach between several companies active both in her ports as well as the circular economy. Heleen has finished her Master’s degree at the University of Groningen and has a strong focus on combining circular economy and innovation, therefore she has founded a start-up community together with Economic Board Groningen facilitating high tech solution start-ups with industrial focus in Eemshaven. Furthermore, Heleen is a chairman of the Northern Netherlands Plastic Foundation, where she applies her intrinsic drive to tackle the global plastic problem and focuses on a future-proof society through education, awareness and prevention.

Leturer Energy Transition and Innovation & New Energy Realities

Bert StuijSenior Expert

Bert Stuij (MSc.) is Vice President Innovation at our Business School and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. Stuij works on our programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. In 2022 he takes part in the Expert Team Energy Systems 2050 of the ministry of Climate and Energy of the Dutch National Government. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).

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