9h00: Participants welcoming, over coffee

9h30: Opening speech and program introduction, with Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot and Stéphane Riot, Noveterra

9h45:  Speed networking

10h15: Open discussion with keynote speakers and sponsors

11h15:  Coffee break

11h30: Fishbowl workshops

Fishbowl workshops are designed to facilitate informed, dynamic discussions between alumni working in the field and others who are interested in the topic. Topics will include:

  • Sustainable product development, from creative research to market introduction.
  • The energy challenge – what model, and countries to follow?
  • How sustainability is reshaping our cities?
  • What sustainability actions can be affordable for SME’s ?
  • What is the most critical to get out of poverty? (Finance, energy, education, access to water, etc.)
  • Managing organizations upside down – by putting sustainability first, and everything else on top
  • Finance (title tbd)

The workshops will happen both in English and French, subject to availability of speakers.

12h45: Lunch

14h15: Innovative project presentations

Alumni and current students pitch their snazzy new projects and initiatives to mobilize support from the alumni community. Want to present your project? Contact

14h45: Open forum with Stéphane Riot

How can we build on the network of 10 years of MSc Sustainable Development? The Open Forum allows students and alumni to mobilise participants around different solutions to building a better and stronger MSc Sustainable Development alumni network.

16h45: Questionnaire Feedback / L’Express investigation

Where did your classmates go after Jouy? Find out in what fields, countries and topic areas your fellow alumni ended up working
17h00: Closing speech