Associate partners

The IADP Associates are owners, directors and managers of universities, science parks and innovation districts who will share their experiences and expertise, and represent the interests of mostly non-commercial organisations in this field. They join the IADP core team, a consortium of international design, consultancy and engineering firms who assist initiators of innovation areas all over the world. Our number of associates is expected to grow over the coming years.

If you are interested in becoming an associate partner, please express your interest at our contact page. (As the meetings of the associates take place in the Netherlands, membership is reserved to organizations and institutions located in the Netherlands and Belgium.).

Below an overview of the IADP associates.

University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. It is a modern institution with a long and rich history dating from 1632. The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top 100 university in the THE Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking.

IADP representative of the University of Amsterdam is Cees van der Wolf. Contact details: / +31 (0)629 264 624.

Amsterdam Science Park

Today Amsterdam Science Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of beta sciences in Europe. This unique juncture of prestigious education, high-qualityresearch and knowledge-intensive business has been carefully cultivated to stimulate innovation and collaboration.

IADP representative of the Amsterdam Science park  is Leo le Duc. Contact details: / +31 (0)615 038 457

Utrecht Science Park

Utrecht Science Park is the beating heart of Europe’s most competitive region. Utrecht Science Park provides a vibrant, dynamic and exciting place to work, to study and to interact. The park brings competences from business, industry and academia together in order to design and create healthier, safer and more sustainable cities for today and for subsequent generations. The core competences are combined into strategic themes in the domains of Life Sciences & Health, Sustainability, and Applied Gaming to support this ambition.

IADP representative of the Utrecht Science park  is Jan Henk van der Velden. Contact details: / +31 (0)30 800 44 90

Province of North-Brabant

Noord-Brabant (English: North Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country. In order to create strong economic clusters, the province invests in innovation, by supporting campuses and innovative work locations. Focus is on food & nutrition, life sciences & medical technology, maintenance, high-tech manufacturing industry and biobased economy. Brainport Industries Campus, Automotive Campus, Pivot Park, Metalot and Green Chemistry Campus are well known cases. For a full overview see map.

IADP representative of Province North-Brabant is Marnic Aarts. Contact details: / +31 (0) 655 686 617


Zoku is all about creating thriving neighbourhoods for global nomads by creating a new category in the hotel industry – a home-office hybrid, also suitable for long stays, with the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighbourhood. Zoku provides that social structure for campus locations such as science parks, media hubs and dedicated innovation districts.

IADP-representative of Zoku is Joris Tensen. Contact details: / +31 (0) 614 483 657.

Pivot Park

Pivot Life Science Park (Oss, The Netherlands) offers companies a high-end pharma R&D infrastructure. When working at Pivot Park you’re automatically part of an active, innovative pharma R&D community, which acts as a hub to an even wider international network and contributes to a healthy society.

IADP-representative of Pivot Park is Bartjan van der Sloot. Contact details: / +31 (0)620 496211.

Campus Groningen

Two locations, managed as one ecosystem for public-private collaboration. This makes Campus Groningen one of the larger significant campuses in the Netherlands with currently 190 companies, 3 knowledge centres (RUG, UMCG and HG) and more than 45,000 students.

IADP-representative of Pivot Park is Edward van der Meer. Contact details: / +31 (0)50 3615050

Polymer Science Park

The Polymer Science Park (Zwolle, The Netherlands) is an innovation center for applied plastic technology. As a development and meeting place for business and knowledge partners, the park provides knowledge transfer, facilitates projects and implements them.

IADP-representative of Polymer Science Park is Mireille Kinket. Contact details: / +31 (0)651 581 556