Next to studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twenthe, Jorg Wellink is motivated to not only support sustainable change, but to also act as facilitator of that change. Working and participating in the Solar energy market, Jorg noticed that ironically enough renewable energy was not maintained and developed in a sustainable way.
This was the first inspiration for his concept for ‘SolarCycle’, from there Jorg has built up a team for the start-up, which develops circular models for solar energy projects.
Jorg discovered firstly that although there has been a significant increase in demand for solar battery powered bikes, there hasn’t yet been an increase in charging possibilities.
Therefore, Jorg’s focus and motivation has become the development of off-the-grid, recyclable, solar charging systems for e-bikes, to provide the Netherlands with a sustainable solar powered charging infrastructure through ‘SolarCycle’.
Jorg would like to personally achieve from the OYW Shell Scholarship Programme 2019:
“I would like to put my idea higher on the agenda, graduating from start-up to a full scaling-up business. Eventually even taking the concept from local to national with the possibility of international as well.”