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Do you want to think and act in a more innovative way? Gain more insight into the future ánd develop future scenarios yourself? Create sustainable business opportunities for your organization?

Social enterprise The Punchy Pack, the Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Future Institute and Erasmus University, invite you to participate in the next Trendwatch Academy. Because, internationally, we are facing wicked challenges. How will your organization deal with themes such as climate change, human rights and food scarcity by 2030? We believe that you, as a young professional with your talents and passion for sustainability, are part of the solution!

Together with experienced Futurist Justien Marseille, inspiring speakers and experts, we challenge you to see the world from a different view. During the workshops you will search for relevant signals, develop an innovative eye and create business opportunities related to your personal interests (passion) and your organization.

The program ends with a final event, where you and your team present findings to inspire seniors, sustainability and innovation managers and young professionals of various multinationals, NGO’s, government and knowledge institutions, and turn ideas into action.


Great! You can join individually or as a team from your organization. Our experience has taught us that you get the most out of the program if you sign up with 4 or 5 colleagues — this also enhances the fun. Secure your spot now by filling out the form below. Need more time, budget advice or other info? Get in touch with Daphne Kolader via or call 0640993497.

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The Trendwatch Academy is a program developed for young professionals that will explore the world of trend watching and work concretely on themes that are important for their organization and also match with their personal interests or passion. In the Trendwatch Academy, we focus specifically on subjects linked to the ‘ Sustainable Development Goals’ of the United Nation.



  • Meet inspiring speakers and experts such as social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
  • Transform trends into business opportunities for your organization (e.g. renewed products, new partnerships, and system or chain development changes)
  • Collaborate with young professionals from other companies and inspire each other
  • Learn to think as a trend watcher
  • Link a personal passion of a theme to the goal of your organization



















Initiators and partners


The Trendwatch Academy is an initiative of The Punchy Pack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with futurologist Justien Marseille of The Future Institute and supported by Erasmus University.

Who has participated


“The Trendwatch Academy taught me, besides finding short-term solutions, how to detect innovations that help develop a long-term vision,” – Remco Simonsz, Wageningen Research