6 reasons to attend


Get inspired by passionate visionaries to give direction to the complex challenges for the (High Tech) industry.


Visions and practical experiences are shared. BY & for HR, IT and Innovation connected with the sustainability ambition.


Sharing innovative strategies, ideas, goals, approaches and insights with an eye for reflection and collaboration.


Insight into the current transition of the (High Tech) industry towards more sustainable business operations.


Connect and network with colleagues during the practical cases, workshops and breaks. It’s time to connect, innovate and look to the future!


Visions and practical experience are shared with the purpose to accelerate, innovate and learn together.


Marc Vermeulen
Maurice Loosschilder
Maaike Thijssen
Harrie Arends
Erwin Kerkhof
Nick de Ruiter
Geanne van Arkel
Advisory board

About Sustainable Innovation Day

A conference specifically about sustainable development and challenges within the (High Tech) industry

Which transition is necessary for more sustainable business operations within the (High Tech) industry? Is the industry ready for the sustainable challenges of tomorrow?!

The (High Tech) industry is at the start of a transition to more sustainable business operations. Dutch, European and global climate policy represents a fundamental change for the industry. Towards 2050 industrial production must become climate neutral. On top of that, we are all working together to get through this challenging crisis-time.  We are facing many challenges that we have to overcome to get back on track. However, will we focus on returning to business as usual, or will we use this time to make the switch to (more) sustainable business operations? The urgency of the climate problem and especially the realization of concrete solutions has long been widely recognized within the (High Tech) industry. The (High Tech) industry is at the forefront of innovation and has the power to shape our sustainable future, but also has to take its responsibility in reaching broader sustainability goals such as circularity, human rights, equality and good health. The Netherlands has the opportunity to be the (European) place for sustainable industry to do business. We have all the necessities available: from a highly educated technical workforce to an excellent location for trading and transporting industrial raw materials and goods. In short: the urgency to work on sustainability within the (High Tech) industry is greater than ever.

Working on sustainability within your (High Tech) organization means working on:

  • Sustainable HR > Sustainable Workforce
  • Sustainable Environment/ Climate
  • Sustainable Tech/ Innovation

During Sustainable Innovation Day we will discuss which Sustainable HR/ Environment and Tech practices and trends have proven themselves in the past period and the Next Steps of sustainability within (High Tech) organizations. Visions and practical experience are shared with the purpose of visualizing the current transition in the (High Tech) industry to more sustainable business operations. It’s time to connect, innovate and look to the future!

Inspire, accelerate, innovate and learn together

During Sustainable Innovation Day we will discuss which Sustainable HR/ Environment and Tech practices and trends have proven themselves in the past period and the Next Steps of sustainability within (High Tech) organizations. Visions and practical experience are shared with the purpose of visualizing the current transition in the (High Tech) industry to more sustainable business operations. It’s time to connect, innovate and look to the future!

Inspire, accelerate, innovate and learn together
We will be sharing knowledge, interaction and inspiration through:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Practical cases
  • Workshops
  • Networking with colleagues

Sustainable Innovation Day will take place on Tuesday, September 28 2021 in Conference Center High Tech Campus Eindhoven. In the heart of the industry; the most important industrial region of the Netherlands.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

  • Maurice Loosschilder, Head of Sustainability Strategy & Reporting, Signify
    “We should not only accelerate the transition to renewable energy, but also focus on increasing energy efficiency. The most sustainable energy is the energy you don’t use.”
  • Harrie Arends, Manager Operations, HTCE Site Management
    “Sustainability and Innovation are an integral part of our way of working on High Tech Campus Eindhoven. We have build and Ecosystem based on these pillars to create an “ great place to work “ for all our tenants and are proud to show this with real examples on our Campus.”
  • Erwin Kerkhof, Sustainability Advisory, TuE
    “The high tech industry has the power to shape our sustainable future, but also has to take its responsibility in reaching broader sustainability goals like circularity, human rights, equality and good health.”
  • Yvonne van den Berg, Program manager new business development, HumanTotalCare
    “Forward looking insights into what work is being done and how people are doing it – by using real-time data – can help organizations craft new ways of working, that will bring out the latent potential in every worker.”
  • Nick de Ruiter, Partner, Sustainalize
    “If we want to reach our local, European and global goals in sustainability we need the best brains out there help in the so much needed innovations to make this happen.”
  • Marc Vermeulen, Professor in Sociology, TIAS School for Business and Society
    “No technical innovation without social innovation! It is a fascinating interplay where human talent interacts with technical opportunities in shaping an sustainable, inclusive and exiting new world.”

Call for Papers

Do you have an inspirational sustainable practical case and are you working in the (high tech) industry?  Submit your case before the 1st of November 2021 via this page. We are looking for interesting, educational and enjoyable practical cases that match with the theme, focused on the transition to more sustainable business operations within the (high tech) industry. Do you have a suggestion for an interesting practical case, practical tips, themes or clear vision? Or are there experiences outside of the industry but match the theme? Check our requirements and submit your suggestion before the 1st of November 2021.

All proposals will be assessed on content and coherence with the theme. We will let you know if your proposal has been approved, no later than November 8 2021. We assume that you will be available all day on Tuesday the 12th of April 2022. The parallel practical cases will last 35-40 minutes. 

More information and submitting via this page: www.sustainableinnovationday.com/call-for-papers/

Practical information

Target group

Sustainable Innovation Day is the annual conference in Brainport Region South-East Netherlands with (inter) national allure. Organized by & for HR, IT and Innovation within the (High Tech) industry connected with the sustainability ambition within the organization.

Costs and conditions

Costs and conditions

The registration fee is € 395,- excl. VAT per person.

If you register before November 15, you will receive € 100,- early bird discount.

Is your organization a High Tech Campus Eindhoven Tenant? Then the registration fee is € 295,- excl. VAT.

Confirmation of registration

After your digital registration you will receive an automatic confirmation from us by email. Have you not received anything within 24 hours? Please contact Christine Kwekkeboom via +31 (0) 40-2146204 or via aanmelding@ckc-seminars.nl. You will receive a final registration confirmation with route description from us no later than 1 week before the start of the conference.

NB. Your data will be used to keep you informed of activities of CKC Seminars and participants of Sustainable Innovation Day. We use the guidelines of the AVG / GDPR for this. If you do not appreciate this, you can let us know (aanmelding@ckc-seminars.nl).

Unable to attend?

If you are unable to attend, you can have a colleague participate in your place, on condition that he / she has your registration. If you want to cancel your registration, you must take the following regulations into account. You can cancel up to 2 weeks before the date of the conference. Cancellation must be done by email. If canceled up to 2 weeks before the date of the event, we charge € 50 (excl. VAT) for administration costs. In case of later cancellation you owe the full amount.

Invoicing and Payment

Invoices will be sent by email to the email address you provided. If you choose to have the invoice mailed to the accounts payable department, the correct name, invoice address and, if necessary, purchase / order numbers required within the company for payment, must be entered on the online registration form. Unless otherwise agreed, invoices must be paid within 14 days of the invoice date. NB: Any changes to the program are reserved for the organization. The general terms and conditions apply to all our conferences.

Date and Location

Tuesday April 12 2022

Conference Center High Tech Campus
High Tech Campus 1-E, The Strip
5656 AE Eindhoven



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Congress coordinator
+31 (0)40 214 62 06

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