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 visit this page with all the details (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 you find 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: / +31 629 264 624.

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  to design and create healthier, safer and more sustainable cities for today and 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 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. The province of North Brabant invests in innovation, by supporting campuses and work locations for innovative firms and organisations. 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: / +31 655 686 617

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 Campus Groningen is Edward van der Meer. Contact details: / +31 50 3615050

Novio Tech Campus

Knowledge, business and innovation come together at Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). The underlying philosophy: sharing knowledge for growth. Novio Tech Campus connects entrepreneurs to the expertise, facilities and (inter)national networks of companies and knowledge institutions. Also, the campus offers state-of-the-art research infrastructure and accommodation for entrepreneurs and researchers in Health and High Tech.

IADP representative of the Novio Tech Campus is Rikus Wolbers. Contact details: / +31 628 876 081

Strukton Worksphere

Strukton Worksphere creates healthy, safe, comfortable and sustainable environments for people to live, work and travel in. It achieves this by handling every aspect of the management of parks, areas and buildings and technical systems through an integrated approach to their design, (re)development, realisation, maintenance and operation. Strukton (re)develops sustainable smart environments for science parks, innovation areas, clean rooms and laboratory facilities. Their approach is always putting the future users and vision of their partners first. Strukton works in collaboration with several organisations to make sure that real estate developments live up to the expectations and more.

IADP representative of Strukton Worksphere is Oscar Arenz. Contact details: / +31 611 245 159


The RvN@ movement is creating experimental collaboration space for companies, government agencies and educational institutes in the region Rijk van Nijmegen (The Netherlands). In this ecosystem, the participants are working in communities on solutions for social challenges and entrepreneurial issues. RvN@ focusses on industry and sector crossovers on the domains: smart & IT, circular economy, health &food, and innovative entrepreneurship.

IADP representative of RvN@ is Kristie Lamers. Contact details: / +31 6 48 38 67 80

City of Rotterdam

In its economic and spatial economic policy, the City of Rotterdam focuses, among others, on the new economy, as it is innovative, sustainable, circular and digital. Rotterdam has a robust innovation ecosystem that manifests itself in numerous innovation areas in the city. Some interesting examples are the Rotterdam Central District (RCD) including the Cambridge Innovation Centre(CIC), Woudesteijn Campus and Brainpark, The Makers District on both sides of the Maas (including the Rotterdam Science Tower) and the Erasmus Medical Centre campus development. Rotterdam supports sectors such as CleanTech, Life Sciences and Health, Food, and Maritime.

IADP representative of the City of Rotterdam is Caroline Giezeman. Contact details: / + 31 6 10 34 99 41

Schiphol Area Development Company (SADC)

SADC (Schiphol Area Development Company N.V.) develops high quality, accessible, (inter)nationally competitive business locations in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. SADC was established in 1987 by public and private sector parties eager to utilise the economic potential of the city and airport by joining forces and hence to strengthen the region’s competitive position both domestically and internationally. SADC has four equal shareholders (each holding 25%): the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, the City of Amsterdam, the Province of Noord-Holland and Schiphol Group.

IADP representative of Schiphol Area Development Company is Reinoud Fleurke. Contact details: / + 31 6 51 85 99 39

Foodvalley NL

Foodvalley NL is the primary knowledge-intensive agrifood ecosystem in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This ecosystem is characterised by many world-class innovative agrifood and food-related solutions and by the cooperation between companies, knowledge institutions, education and governments. It offers a platform of resources and opportunities to an (inter)national business network to accelerate innovation and market introduction. And to attract potential partners and investors, thereby stimulating the economy and realising ambitions in the region and far beyond.

IADP representative of Foodvalley is Marjolein Brasz. Contact details: / +31 317 427 095 | +31 6 852 202 81

Polymer Science Park

The Polymer Science Park (Zwolle, The Netherlands) is an innovation centre 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: / +31 651 581 556

Pivot Park

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

IADP-representative of Pivot Park is Brigitte Drees. Contact details: / +31 621 613066.