Campus Amsterdam

How to become more than a physical cluster of business, research and education

Campuses are the hotspots of today's knowledge economy. Here, new collaborations are being formed, talent is being prepared for the future and innovation materialises. The Amsterdam region has many campuses, innovation districts and living labs, each with unique and diverse characteristics and thematic focuses. Campus Amsterdam was founded in 2018 to stimulate knowledge sharing between these diverse knowledge districts, but also to support knowledge creation and to facilitate crossover collaboration on today’s societal challenges. Learn from Tampere (Finland), Groningen and Eindhoven during the Metropolitan Conference: Campus Amsterdam.

Campus Amsterdam functions as a gateway for researchers, students, and entrepreneurs wanting to access the knowledge base of the Amsterdam region. During this Conference, we will explore how campuses can be more than just physical clusters of business, research, and education. By comparing the Campus Amsterdam case with European and national ones, from Tampere (Finland), Groningen and Eindhoven we will touch on questions such as: What is needed to make campuses truly innovative hotspots? How can campuses become inspirational beacons for sustainable and inclusive urban development? And in what way can Amsterdam campuses’ knowledge and competencies be shared to benefit wider communities?

In the afternoon there are three ‘deep dive’ options with site visits, one exploring a typical Campus Amsterdam Innovation District, another focusing on Campus Development, and the last one is a summit organised around Living Labs.


09.00 – 09.30 a.m.

09.30 – 10.00 a.m
Campus Amsterdam: A Super Diverse Knowledge Network – Matthijs ten Berge

Campus & the City: A Vision for the Future – Willem van Winden and Sabine Niederer

  1. How can campuses become co-innovation catalysts to address today’s societal challenges?
  2. How do campuses interact with business & society?
  3. Campuses as early adopters/labs for the circular economy, green development, energy transition

10.00 – 10.30 a.m.
International Keynote: Mervi Huhtelin, the Case of Tampere, Finland

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.
Two Dutch cases:

Groningen: Co-creation between knowledge institutes, businesses and local government – Annet de Vree

Eindhoven: Various collaboration and co-creation practices at Brainport-Eindhoven – Sjoerd Romme

11.00 – 11.30 a.m.
Coffee break

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m
A panel discussion, Campus Amsterdam learnings from Tampere, Groningen, and Eindhoven

12.30 – 1.30 p.m.

13.30 – 5.00 p.m.

Deep Dives

1. Campus Zuid-Oost, where a corporate bank, ING and the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA) are creating a campus

2. Innovation District Knowledge Mile

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Attention: This conference is English only.

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  • Metropolitan Conference

Thursday 20 June 09.30 - 17.00
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC, Amsterdam

NOTE: This program section is free, but there are limited places available. Reservation is required.

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