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: / +31 629 264 624.

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 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 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: / +31 655 686 617

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 Brigitte Drees. Contact details: / +31 621 613066.

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

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: / +31 651 581 556

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 Bartjan van der Sloot. Contact details: / +310652541375


The RvN@ movement is creating experimental collaboration space for companies, government agencies and educational institutes in the region Rijk van Nijmegen. 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

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