“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
– Alan Kay

Sustainability expert, strategist, designer & entrepreneur

Pleased to meet you

“After two decades of working with a passion in pioneering sustainable development, I see many bright minds that can benefit from its trends, innovations, and developments. I enjoy working closely with executives wanting to pioneer in sustainable development. My experience includes sustainable business, governance, urban development, design, and industry. I thoroughly enjoy strategy discussions with driven individuals, unraveling complex subjects, and working together on inventing tomorrow.

From growth to Long term value
In the ever faster changing world of today, building a strategy on trends and what has worked in the past is a recipe for failure. We see it happen all around us. The only way to create successful projects and business is not to focus on growth, but on resilience and long term societal value. Growth will come when this is achieved.

To do this, we need to understand how value is born within the complexity of our society. We can then use new approaches such as circularity, resilience, and the sharing economy to achieve long term results with short term benefits. I’ve enjoyed working on these challenges for over two decades, and thrive on sharing my knowledge and experience with others.”

– Tom Bosschaert

Read more in the About & CV section.

My Companies and Initiatives

Over the years I’ve initiated a variety of organizations and companies. Below some of my favorites.For a more comprehensive list, see the About & CV section.


Except is a consultancy and innovation agency for integrated sustainable development, since 1999.

The Except Foundation is a non-profit supporting fundamental sustainable initiatives.

Symbiosis in Development is an open source framework for integrated sustainable development.

UCo is a community and co-working space for 200 sustainable entrepreneurs in Utrecht


Polydome is a concept for sustainable, high yield agriculture.

Urban Renaissance is an approach for long term sustainable redevelopment of cities and neighborhoods.

Detroit UR is an application project of UR in Detroit, USA.

Ro-Co is a collaboration and work space for socially engaged entrepreneurs in Rotterdam since 2011.

Clients & Partners