“Fostering upcoming talent in the Netherlands by giving them a national podium”


Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge

The mission of the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge is to offer the brightest minds of the 4 technical universities in the Netherlands a platform for entrepreneurship. During the preliminary rounds held at the separate universities the four best ideas were selected per university. They got help from a broad partner network in overcoming the first hurdles on the way of entrepreneurship.

At November 7 2019 those sixteen teams will travel to The Hague to present their ideas on a national level. Here, they once more have to give the pitch of their lives to convince a jury but more importantly each other. The winner of the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge will go to the World Expo 2020 in Dubai to present their idea to the whole world!

Individual challenges 4TU

Jan / Jun 2019

  • TU/e Contest
  • UT Entrepreneurial Challenge
  • TU Delft Ideation Contest
  • WUR Student Challenge: ReThink Protein

Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge

November 7, 2019

Programme November 7th

14.30 hrs. Walk-in

15.00 hrs. Start 4TU Impact Challenge

15.10 hrs. Introduction members of the jury

15.18 hrs. Pitch Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy, TechLeap.nl

15.25 hrs. Pitches finalists

15.55 hrs. Energizer audience

16.00 hrs. Pitches finalists

16.30 hrs. Discussion with university board members | Jury meeting

16.45 hrs. Award ceremony

17.00 hrs. Drinks & Bites

18.00 hrs. End of 4TU Impact Challenge


Houtrustweg 505
2583 WB
The Hague

Information about directions and parking can be found here

Expo 2020 Dubai


  • Present idea to the world

Jury & Criteria

The innovations of the student teams will be judged by the live audience and a professional jury.

The criteria are: maturity, social impact, innovativeness, exposure and team.

Jury members will be presented soon.




Aftermovies Finals


Want to know more about the project? Please contact us at: info@4tuimpactchallenge.nl

University Team members
Business partner Company Company Career Sustainability
Universiteit Teamleden Meld je aan als student
Businesspartner Bedrijf Meld je aan als businesspartner
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