Sybren has worked actively in challenging the circular economy for several years. He looks structurally for new connections between people and value chains to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. With a bachelor’s degree in innovation sciences and a master’s in sustainable development, that’s a logical path.
Sybren believes that upscaling can only really take off when people collaborate on a foundation of trust. In this way, they are empowered, making it much easier for them to shape the new economy with creative ideas. For Sybren, it is most enjoyable when he can alternately deal with complex issues, empower other people and initiate new project-based initiatives.
In addition to his work at Copper8, Sybren is active as a junior councilor for the Raad voor de Leefomgeving en Infrastructuur (Council for the Environment and Infrastructure). He is also a national basketball referee and he contributes to the development of 3×3 basketball in the Netherlands.
Sybren is a basketballer, connector and sailor, and he has a passion for innovation.