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Jan Rotmans

Jan Rotmans

Speaker of the year 2012 and 2014: Visionair, inspiring scientist who wants to change the whole world in a sustainable world.

Management & Leadership, Energy, Climate & Environment, Science & Education, Economy & Finance
Expert | Thought leader, Scientist
Keynote speaker, Expert, Breakout session, Master class
Languages spoken
English Dutch
Travels from
The Netherlands


  • 2010
  • Book: Transitions to Sustainable Development
  • 2007
  • startup good charity Uganda
  • 2004
  • Professor Erasmus Univeristy + entrepreneur DRIFT
  • 1998
  • Start up of ICIS.
  • 1992
  • Hoogleraar aan de Universiteit van Maastricht


Jan Rotmans is an internationally renowned sustainability and transition scientist who is working for more than 25 years with durability and transitions. He not only examines the WHAT (sustainability), but also the HOW (transitions), the way to a sustainable society.

He is a pioneer and visionair in his field, has an international reputation. Jan Rotmans was once the youngest professor in the Netherlands and the first in the Netherlands graduated on climate change. For 2 years he worked at the United Nations in New York, to research the evaluation of global sustainability policy. Has subsequently set up two interdisciplinary research institutes, ICIS Maastricht and Rotterdam DRIFT. As the former director of the National Research Network KSI, he put the transition theory  on the map in the Netherlands and in Europe.


Keynote speaker
Breakout session
Master class


Jan Rotmans has been awarded "Speaker of the Year" twice. Once in 2012 and once in 2014. This honorary title he received thanks to the extremely positive feedback from the clients. His story gets people moving. He inspires companies to make the right choices and transitions in periods of rapid change.

Jan Rotmans talks include the following topics:

  • renewable energy
  • sustainable mobility
  • sustainable area
  • Sustainable Built Environment

Jan Rotmans wants to speed up the transition processes in Energy, Healthcare, Finance, Education, Social Domein, Government and Industry.