Except Integrated Sustainability
Except Integrated sustainability.
Flourish in a changing world.
Multi-disciplinary consulting, innovation and development organization working on advanced sustainability projects around the globe.

Hidde van der Lijn

Office manager

Hidde van der Lijn
Hidde van der Lijn
Hidde van der Lijn

Weakness:  Razors
Enjoys:  Mayonaise, German machines 

Areas of expertise:

  • Getting things done
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Economics

Areas of interest:

  • Socio-economic systems
  • Imaging technologies

Location:  Rotterdam, NL


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  • Phone  +31 10 7370215

Hidde is Except's resident millipede. His uncanny ability to learn virtually everything in a heartbeat when he sets his mind to it gives our office organizational superpowers. 

Hidde's special powers allow him to make a camera out of rubber band and chewing gum, if pressed. We've seen him do it!

Hidde's acute mind, knowledge about global issues, societal complexity and visual communication skills make for a highly valued all-round team member, and help carry many of Except's projects to a higher level.

Hidde has a bachelors in industrial design engineering from the Delft University of Technology, and has worked on architecture, area planning, industrial design, graphic design and various art projects in the Netherlands.



May 04, 2020, System modeling and simulation software

Symoto is an online software application that enables the development, simulation and monitoring of large scale material and energy cycles, such as urban metabolism, industrial symbiosis and the circular economy.

Symoto enables organizations to save vast amounts of time modeling and simulating systems, perform in-depth dynamic analysis and boost stakeholder communication.


Portal to Venlo

Oct 10, 2014, Sustainable Greenhouse Industry Area Development (2010)

The Portal to Venlo offers the greenhouse industry in the east of the Netherlands a model to develop a sustainable industry. The project re-imagines an existing greenhouse industry area, currently fragmented, inefficient, dangerous for bicycle tourists that cross the area and in general rather unappealing.