Em. prof. dr. Jacques van Dinteren is founder and president of the Innovation Area Development Partnership IADP. He is also the owner of Zjak Consult, a spatial-economic consultancy firm.
My specialisation lies in spatial economic developments and planning. I analyse and advise on different types of work locations and multifunctional areas, and carry out market research for the (re)development of cities and parts thereof. I also focus on specific themes such as regional economic development strategies and the spatial consequences of new ways of working.
In recent years, I have focused on so-called innovation areas: science parks, innovation districts and industrial innovation areas. With Paul Jansen, I am the Founding Partner of IADP: the Innovation Area Development Partnership. In this partnership, consultancies and management of innovation areas work together. IADP is a member of IASP, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation.
I work or have worked on projects in the Netherlands, Curaçao, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Nigeria, Iran, Cameroon, Mauritius, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
I enjoy writing about research results in professional journals. A selection of my articles can be downloaded at Researchgate.net and SlideShare.com.
- Foundation Nijmegen City (1975 – 1980), researcher (volunteer)
- Council of European Municipalities (1980), researcher
- Radboud University, Geography and Planning Institute (1981-1985), scientific researcher
- Bureau Goudappel Coffeng (1985-1990), project manager spatial-economic research
- Kolpron Consultants (now Ecorys; 1991-1994), director, Spatial Economics and Real Estate
- Buck Consultants International (1995-2004), partner, Spatial Economics and Real Estate.
- The University of Groningen, Spatial Planning Department (2007-2013), professor of Economic Geography by special appointment
- Royal HaskoningDHV (2004 – 2016), product manager Spatial Economy and Planning, Urban Development International.
Projects & publications (selection)
The following is limited to Innovation Areas. An extended version of other types of projects is available.
- Advice and guidance on the development of the NeuroScience Park (Hendriks Bouw en Ontwikkeling; together with Caudata)
- Strategic advice future Talentencampus Oss (commissioned by private investors; together with Caudata)
- Drawing up a taxonomy of ‘organized spaces of innovation’ (European Commission / Joint Research Centre; i.c.w. Caudata, IASP, University of Lund)
- Advising on the set-up of Campus Nijmegen (Municipality of Nijmegen; i.c.w. Caudata)
- Investigating the feasibility of an international partnership of science parks (Noviotech Campus; together with Caudata)
- Setting up and supervising eight working sessions on the future development of the Noviotech Campus in Nijmegen (Noviotech Campus; together with Caudata)
- Development perspective for the NeuroScience Park (Hendriks Bouw en Ontwikkeling; together with Caudata)
- Research into investment opportunities for R&D real estate for the life sciences sector in Central and Northern Europe (Physicus Life Science Real Estate; together with Caudata)
- Support in setting up area management for Campus Groningen (Campus Groningen / Triade)
- Assessment of and advice on the development of S/Park in Deventer (Court of Audit Deventer)
- Development potential for an innovation district in the municipality of Tilburg, the Netherlands ( Rebel Group / municipality of Tilburg, the Netherlands)
- Providing insight into the development of innovation districts (Accelerated Melbourne)
- Master plan for the redevelopment of Utrecht Science Park Bilthoven, The Netherlands (Poonawalla Science Park, India; together with Caudata, Proof of the sum and Karres and Brands).
- Advising on the design of a tool to assess potential sites / real estate projects for suitability for the ASR Dutch Science Park Fund (a.s.r.; together with Caudata)
- Research paper for Campus Groningen, Netherlands, aimed at identifying success factors in developing and managing science parks (Triade, Groningen).
- Quick scan of opportunities to allow housing at Science Park Twente (Municipality of Enschede).
- Analysis of investment opportunities in innovation areas in a number of countries in Western Europe (i.c.w. Caudata, commissioned by Kadans Science Partner).
- Market analysis, concept development and master plan for an industrial innovation campus for Solvay in Brussels (together with KCAP, Arup and Caudata; private party).
- Analysis of the qualities of potential satellite sites for Utrecht Science park (Utrecht Science Park Foundation).
- Market analysis and concept development for the master plan for Airport City Imam Khomeini International Airport, including a science park, Tehran, Iran (national government).
- Feasibility analysis, concept development and urban development plan for business and science park Vnukovo, Moscow (Comstrin).
- Economic perspectives for the medical sector in the wider Arnhem-Nijmegen region (Dutch Association for Industry and Trade, Nijmegen branch).
- Market analysis, program of demands and master plan for Science Park Ghent (together with Studiegroep Omgeving; City of Ghent, Belgium).
- Science parks: innovation or image? Comparative research on Dutch science parks. Own research.
- R&D-related real estate as interesting real estate objects (together with Prof. Willem Keeris; commissioned by Hendriks Vastgoed and Kadans).
- A comparative study of science parks in the Middle East (group of private investors).
- The concept for the White Biotechnology Campus Delft (DSM).
- The concept for the ENCI Campus, Maastricht (ENCI).
- Market analysis and development plan for the JITG Science Park in Amman, Jordan (a consortium of private parties).
- Real estate analysis of Dutch science parks (Kadans Vastgoed; in cooperation with Caudata).
- Real estate strategy for Pivot Science Park, Oss (municipality of Oss and province of North Brabant; in cooperation with Caudata).
- Route to enhanced park management at Utrecht Science Park (together with Twynstra Gudde; Utrecht Science Park Foundation).
- Market analysis, concept and urban development plan for the Automotive Campus in Helmond (municipality of Helmond).
- Vision development and process guidance for Zernike Science Park in Groningen (Steering Committee Het Akkoord van Groningen).
- Greenpark Venlo business plan (Venlo region).
- Feasibility analysis, concept development and urban development Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen (Municipality of Nijmegen, NXP, Oost NV).
- Feasibility analysis, concept development and urban development for the NXP site Nijmegen (NXP).
Publications (about Areas of Innovation only)
- Dinteren, Jacques van (2007), Science parks en universiteiten: worden we er wijzer van? In Real Estate Magazine, oktober, pp. 26 – 31.
- Dinteren, Jacques van (2009), Science parks: economic engines or a real estate concept? In: Real Estate Research Quarterly, September, pp. 20 – 24.
- Dinteren, Jacques van (2009), Science parks: economic engines or a real estate concept? Paper for the ERES-conference 2009, Stockholm, 25 – 27 June 2009.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, Debbie Pfaff (2011), Science park: innovatie of imago? In: Real Estate Magazine, no. 32, pp. 32 – 37.
- Dinteren, Jacques van (2012), Science parks in The Netherlands. Stimulating innovation or just iconic for firms? 41st Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section, Galway, Ireland, August 2012.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, Willem Keeris (2013), Durf te investeren in vastgoed waar research wordt verricht. In: Financieel Dagblad, 7 oktober, p. 8.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, Willem Keeris (2014), Innovatie vraagt om investeren in R&D-vastgoed. In: Real Estate Research Quarterly, april, pp. 26 – 34.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, Frank Werner and Laurens Tait (2017), Managing the ecosystem. Paper for the world conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Innovation Areas (IASP) in Istanbul, September 2017.
- Dinteren, J., P. Jansen en N. Lettink (2017), Ruimte voor kennisontwikkeling. Van science park tot innovatiedistrict. In: Management en Organisatie, 3 / 4, pp. 65 – 82.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, and Paul Jansen (2018), The role of universities in Innovation Districts. Paper for the world conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Innovation Areas (IASP) in Isfahan, Iran, September 2018.
- Bridges, Tom, P. Jansen and Jacques van Dinteren (2019), The emergence of innovation districts in the United Kingdom: progress and lessons. Paper for the 36th world conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Innovation Areas (IASP) in Nantes (France), September 2019.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, Paul Jansen (2019), The 4th Industrial Revolution: considerations for science parks to remain competitive. Paper for the 36th world conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Innovation Areas (IASP) in Nantes (France), September 2019.
- Dinteren, Jacques van, and Paul Jansen (2021), Areas of Innovation. Published by the Innovation Area Development Partnership (IADP).
- Pype, Roy; Eva Logonder and Dinteren, Jacques van (2022), Successfully designing a knowledge environment. Paper for the 39th world conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Innovation Areas (IASP) in Seville (Spain), September 2022.
- Dinteren, Jacques van (2023), What exactly is an innovation district? Paper for the 40th World Conference of IASP, Luxemburg City, september 2023.
- Klofsten, M., L. Sanz, J. Van Dinteren, Jansen, P. (2023), A taxonomy of organised spaces of innovation. Brussels: Joint Research Centre, European Commision.