Wetskills-Japan 2021 (online)

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Wetskills-Japan 2021 (online)

June 29 - August 5

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Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo – time for a new Wetskills initiative: ‘Olympic’ Wetskills-Japan 2021, an online learning experience.  This new edition of Wetskills Challenge, the first one in Japan, is planned for 29 June – 5 August 2021. Due to corona pandemic, foreign visitors are not allowed during the Olympic period in Japan, so this Wetskills programme will be an online programme of 6 weeks of 1-2 days working time per week.

Are you a student or young professional from Japan, The Netherlands, East Asia region, Europe or other parts of the world, and do you want to make a difference in the water-energy-food nexus? Would you like to experience working in an international team? Do you want to work on challenging water-energy-food issues and get to present your ideas at the online platform of the TeamNL Tokyo Expo with high-level audience? Then this is your chance! Wetskills Foundation and partners will organis a first (and new Olympic) Wetskills edition (online) for Japan!

Wetskills Foundation is inviting students (Bachelor (final year), Master and PhD) and Young Professionals from universities and organisations worldwide with a passion for Water-Energy-Food, to join this unique event and apply for Wetskills-Japan 2021 (period: 29 June – 5 August 2021).

This Wetskills event will be dedicated to the Central theme: ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’, which is the theme of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. This is the main focus of the WorldExpo Dubai 2021, where Wetskills Foundation will be present as well. All cases will be aligned to this theme and also include topics outside the water domain.

The 2020-2021 central theme of Wetskills Events, celebrating 10 years of Wetskills:

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Extended Deadlines for registration:

31 May 2021

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Application (online) and first selection deadline for international participants: 31 May 2021.

After this deadline, every week a selection of the new applications will be made untill the program is full. (First Come, First Served)

Who can apply?

Any Young Professional (up to 5 years of working experience) and student (last year Bachelor, Master or PhD) from Japan, Asian region, The Netherlands and other countries worldwide, with a passion for water-energy-food and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?

Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the botton on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

Selection criteria

The Wetskills organization will make a final selection among applications received, based on quality of motivation & resume. The organisation will also consider a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).


This online Wetskills programme for Japan is free of charge. The organization expects the participants to be online during the programme.

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-life water challenges with your own team!
♦ You will increase your skills in: international cooperation; problem solving, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teamwork, networking and presenting (pitch & poster);
♦ You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals;
♦ You will exclusively visit the Wetskills finals and awarding at the online platform TeamNL Tokyo Expo;
♦ You will meet international water experts and Olympic sporters;
♦ You will learn, network and experience more about international and regional water challenges, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
♦ You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

More information

Interested candidates (local and international) can contact: Eva den Boer, eva@echt.community or Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.
♦ Organisations interested to submit a case and/or join as partner can contact: Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

Event Cases

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Wetskills Foundation and partners would like to welcome businesses, governments, knowledge institutes and/or NGOs to formulate one of the Challenges and support the Wetskills programme in Japan. Join us in this unique Olympic Experience! Find more information in Leaflet Case Owners Wetskills-Japan 2020 and contact Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

Case 1: Offshore wind energy

Case owner: De Oude Bibliotheek Delft

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 2: Land & water planning for evacuation during emergency situations

Case owner: Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 3: 

Case owner:

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 4: Sport for Water Awareness

Case owner: Dutch Wavemakers

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 5:

Case owner:

More information will be provided in a later stage.

(Optional) Case 6: 

Case owner:

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Event Partners

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June 29
August 5
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Floor van der Heijden
Michiel de Koning
Eva den Boer
Johan Oost