CEO of The Ocean Cleanup. FORMER AERORSPACE STUDENT, Dutch inventor and entrepreneur.


Keynote Speaker Category: Climate Change, Environment, Sustainability, The Future,


Boyan Slat  is a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who creates technological solutions to global problems. He is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup; a Dutch foundation which develops advanced systems to rid world’s oceans of plastic.

For his full Bio, see below: –


Ocean Cleanup
Climate change
The environment

Boyan tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics listed above. However, it has to benefit Ocean Cleanup. His goal is to get his message out there. Please ask us and we can check directly.

Recent Media:

From trash to treasure: The Ocean Cleanup story continues

Plastic Free Oceans: Maersk Supply Service, The Ocean Cleanup Extend Partnership

Recent work: 


RUS SUB | S1:E2 | Boyan Slat | Beyond the Horizon | Directed by Jared Leto

Boyan Slat (The Ocean Cleanup) | TNW Conference | How to solve big sustainability problems

Boyan Slat  – Interview: Boyan Slat | GTF 2020


As the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan has done tremendous work in creating technological solutions to global problems.  Ocean Cleanup  develops advanced systems to rid world’s oceans of plastic.

At the age of 18, Boyan devised a concept which utilises the natural oceanic forces to passively catch and concentrate ocean plastic, through which the theoretical cleanup time could be reduced from millennia to mere years. In February 2013 he dropped out of his Aerospace Engineering study at TU Delft to start The Ocean Cleanup.

Boyan currently gives lead to a team of about 80 people, but spends most of his time on research and engineering, through which he co-authored about a dozen scientific papers and multiple patents.

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