IDE provided me with the tools and structure needed to tackle any problem, no matter how small or big it is.Daniel Poolen

Project Coordinator Sustainability at the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI)

As an Industrial Designer and engineer in general, you learn everything about production processes and designing products. Whether it's a pair of scissors a coffee machine or a car, when you graduate you have the knowledge to create whatever you want. 

During my study I realized there is also a downside to being an Industrial Designer. With the creation of all this stuff we contribute to problems like global warming, plastic pollution and loss of biodiversity. 

Therefore, I dedicate my working life to solve societal and environmental problems with the knowledge I gained during my IDE master. At the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers, I work with all kinds of engineers to setup projects where we help our society. This can be the reduction of plastic in packaging with environmental organizations, helping companies understand the new generation of green engineers and what they are looking for in a new job, advising governments on how to reach the Paris Climate Agreement or implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the use of new technologies. 

IDE provided me with the tools and structure needed to tackle any problem, no matter how small or big it is. 

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