The full service internet agency Info.nl creates
successful and effective websites and online applications. The work
of Info.nl is based on the business objectives of our clients, customer
expectations and the use of ICT technology. To enable to serve our clients
in our different fields of expertise, Info.nl is divided in three areas
of expertise with their own specific competence and focus. Our strategy
consultants develop online strategies and concepts, while the unit web
development realizes and implements online applications. The dedicated
unit hosting facilities maintains (24/7) web environments.
Since 1994, Info.nl has
a proven track record. Respected clients as e.g. Robeco, SNS Bank, VolkskrantBanen,
ReedBusiness, T-Mobile and Routenet are organizations which benefit
from the experience of Info.nl.
is a global professional services provider offering research, analytics,
and data management services. Were powered by mind+machine
a unique combination of human expertise and best-in-class technologies
that use smart algorithms to simplify key tasks. This approach enables
us to design and manage processes that can generate and harness insights
on a large scale, significantly cutting costs and timescales and helping
businesses that partner with us to overtake the competition.
- TelePresence EXchange International
TPEX aims to provide an
intricate Telepresence network, in order to enable organizations to
use TelePresence solutions. To make this possible TPEX collaborates
closely with various partners like Cisco, Tata Communications, VisionsConnected
Telepresence solutions have numerous tangible benefits:
A substantial contribution to the reduction of operational costs of
organizations, like travelling can be avoided or limited,
More efficient use of time by staff because time lost on journeys can
now be spent otherwise and people can act more promptly,
A considerable reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases due to
is a leading IT and business services company, employing 40,000 people.
We enable business transformation for our customers through the innovative
use of technology.
Our customers want a local
partner who can deliver world-class services wherever they operate.
Logica is a trusted innovation partner with a 40 year track record of
success. We bring the best people and technologies from around the world
to deliver creative, intelligent answers to your business issues.
We have a proven reputation
for excellence across all our services from business consulting
and systems integration, to IT and business process outsourcing services.
Our multicultural heritage and strong European base means that we really
understand your business and the markets you operate in. We work in
partnership with you to enable change that will increase your efficiency,
accelerate growth and manage risk.
At Logica its the
local team that deliver for you: we pride ourselves on being Finnish
in Finland and French in France. Our local teams have the support of
our global delivery capability and the international experience that
comes as part of being one of Europes leading IT and business
LogMeIn provides organizations and individuals with secure, easy-to-use
and cost effective solutions for remotely supporting, connecting and
accessing digital information, applications and Internet-enabled devices.
Our vision is to improve mobility, business productivity and connectivity
through our Connectivity as a ServiceSM
solutions. Our passion - delighting customers and users of our technology.
Our company was founded
in 2003. LogMeIn's world headquarters is located near Boston in Woburn,
Massachusetts, with European headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
and a development center in Budapest, Hungary.
is a national innovation network for entrepreneurs that has the objective
to increase innovativeness of SME's. Syntens provides support, matchmaking
and consultancy for technological and non-technological innovation.
Syntens strives to enhance the Return On innovation of dutch SME's.
CKA helps organisations discover the future and
understand their innovation needs using a structured 'foresight' appproach.
CKA conducts research on the measurement and management of innovation.
CKA helps managers understand, design and put in place the systems they
need to make innovation happen.
Technology Centre Amsterdam
At Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA) 1,000 technologists, engineers,
researchers and laboratory staff work for international customers in
and outside Shell. They work constantly to find solutions for current
and future energy challenges by improving and renewing oil, gas and
chemical products and their processes. Research areas include: fossil
fuel products (natural gas and oil), developing clean and affordable
alternatives from biomass, CO2 storage options,
and catalysts that deliver process enhancements and energy savings.
Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam has a long history in supporting the
Chemicals business with process and product development in the following
- Lower olefins & aromatics
- Styrene monomer/propylene oxide
- Chemicals and refining catalysts
- Higher olefins and derivatives
- Ethylene oxide and derivatives
- Solvents applications & process
- Process engineering projects
Work is done in conjunction
with other delivery groups and the Chemicals business in the areas of:
- Research & Development and Innovation
- Process Engineering and Process Development
- Financial Services
HEG is a unique group of people that can help you with what you are
HEG can put its combined experience and knowledge to work for
you, whether youre looking for funding, need to get your product
launched or need to have a project realised.
Our capabilities and experience include: finance, marketing, operations
and general management. Our industry expertise is interactivity, telecom,
gaming, entertainment and sports. Our working area and network is truly
international, with a reach covering just about any country you would
ever want to do business in.
inbusiness is the official foreign investment agency in the Amsterdam
Metropolitan Area. We work on behalf of the City of Amsterdam, Amstelveen,
Haarlemmermeer and Almere.
- A single contact point
to help international companies get started, and keep growing, in
the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
- A wide range of useful
contacts in both private and public sectors
- A support network of
civic partners in the region and around the world
- Full programmes for
fact-finding visits to evaluate and select locations, services and
- Advice for company staff
and their families
- All services free, confidential
and without obligation
Sustainable Energy Europe
The future landscape of European energy supply and demand
will have to make much greater use of new renewable energy sources and
focus more upon energy-efficient methods. Today, we can be proud of
the fact that Europe is already a leading advocate in the fight to halt
the depletion of natural resources and prevent climate change. Our task
is now to persuade both consumers and key decision-makers of the benefits
of sustainable energy production and use.
The Sustainable Energy
Europe Campaign is a European Commission initiative in the framework
of the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme, which aims to raise public
awareness and promote sustainable energy production and use among individuals
and organisations, private companies and public authorities, professional
and energy agencies, industry associations and NGOs across Europe.
Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
For over 250 years the RSA has been a cradle of
enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Our approach
is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting
edge research and policy development with practical action. We encourage
public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading
experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues. Our projects generate
new models for tackling the social challenges of today and our work
is supported by a 27,000 strong Fellowship - achievers and influencers
from every field with a real commitment to progressive social change.
Society is the name of what started in 1994 as 'Society for old en new
Media', de Waag. Founders were Caroline Nevejan and Marleen Stikker,
who is still Waag Society's director. Before, Stikker was the mayor
of the Digital City, the first internet community in The Netherlands.
The Society's -soon to
be called 'Waag Society' - mission was to make new media available for
groups of people that have little access to computers and internet,
thus increasing their quality of living. After a complete restauration
of the Waag building, a small group of enthousiastic idealists began
their activities in 1996.
The medialab developed into an avant-gardistic thinktank with a lot
of freedom. But with an eye for commercial possibilities: attempts were
made to bring Waag prototypes to the market. Waag Society grew into
an institution that was active in the fields of networked art, healthcare,
education and internet related issues like bandwidth and copyright.
The international network
became increasingly important: Waag Society has a worldwide network
with partners in countries like India, Canada and the UK.
Nowadays, Waag Society is an acknowledged institute where apart from
R & D, there is room for experiment with new technologies, art and
culture. Partners come from all parts of society: universities but also
companies work together in our projects.
International Fashion Week
AIFW is steadily establishing itself as a young
and directional alternative to the worlds more traditional fashion
weeks. Focusing on Amsterdams reputation as an inspiring city,
the AIFW programme combines commerce with creativity. Alongside our
catwalk show schedule our programme includes fashion events, lectures,
exhibitions, retail initiatives and parties. As well as a showcase for
Dutch fashion, AIFW provides a stage for the growing New Luxury segment,
that so far was stuck between existing mainstream trade events and traditional
couture weeks. Only an hour or so away from anywhere, our city has a
lot to offer: a growing pool of talent, an inspiring place to visit
and a vibrant place to do business. Editions of AIFW were held in July
2004, January 2005, July 2005, January 2006, July 2006, January 2007,
July 2007, January 2008 and July 2008 attracting a growing audience
of directional international brands, buyers and press. Our next event
is scheduled from January 28th till 1st of February 2009. Please check
our Schedule for the latest programme. Press releases can
be found under Publications and images of previous editions
can be found under Photos/Videos. Looking forward to see
you at the next jubilee edition (10th) of the Amsterdam International
The Chamber of Commerce
for Amsterdam (CCI Amsterdam) is an active and engaged partner in business
of all sizes. At the same time the Chamber of Commerce for Amsterdam
takes every step within its power to maintain the robust and economic
health of the region. That is why the Chamber of Commerce for Amsterdam
is your essential first call when contemplating setting-up a business
in the region.
The Amsterdam region has
established itself as one of the most dynamic business concentrations
in Europe. Revitalized traditional sectors such as financial and business
services, construction, food processing, transport and logistics rub
shoulders with vibrant new economy communities of information
and communications technologies, design and media.
Futurist.com is professional speaking and consulting
company owned by Glen Hiemstra. The web site is designed to acquaint
you with my services. These services include keynote presentations,
seminars, long-range planning retreats and consultation, and scenario
planning. All of what I do focuses in one way or another on the development
of the preferred future and since 1980 Iíve assisted hundreds of private,
public and non-profit enterprises in thinking about and planning for
the long-term future. The web site offers information about my programs
and presentations, my speaking schedule, and the projects, interviews,
CDís, books, and articles that I am currently involved with.
At the same time, Futurist.com is intended to be much more than a publicity
brochure. We are also your Portal to the Future, a website focused on
the dissemination of information about the future and how to create
it. We provide information about many future related topics, and add
to this information all the time. Most of the information is at the
introductory level and provides an overview of a subject and some useful
links. Our commitment is to a greater understanding of and enthusiasm
about the future and future-related subjects. Our audience is global,
one of the great features of the World Wide Web.
The Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) is a comprehensive
- aspires to occupy a
leading position internationally in education and research
- aspires to be a multidisciplinary
university where research is carried out, as well as education offered
and followed in a broad range of disciplines
- aims to contribute in
an active manner to social developments at regional and international
level, in particular in the region of Amsterdam
- aspires to be a transparent
and efficient organisation of professionals
- aims to effect improvement
of its financial basis
- aims to confirm its
image, which is based on its achievements and ambitions, and which
its employees, students and graduates are acquainted with and support,
and which is recognised by the outside world.
The Van Eesterenmuseum tells the story of Cornelis van Eesteren, designer
of the Algemeen Uitbreidings Plan, the AUP (General
Expansion Plan). This plan was drawned in 1935 and provided an expansion
of the city to be ready for 1 million citizens in the year 2000.
The Westelijke Tuinsteden (garden city) became world famous among cityplanners
and architects. Other parts of the AUP are Buitenveldert, parts of Watergraafsmeer
and parts of Amsterdam North.
On the map Van Eesteren
designated areas for housing, working, traffic and recreation. Air,
(sun) light and space were the leading principles.
Van Eesteren was a man of broad views and modern ideas. His unique and
groundbreaking AUP (expansion plan) for Amsterdam is completely dominated
by the theme of Het Nieuwe Bouwen (The New Building): a collective name
for stern building styles and radical new town-planning developments
in the period 1915 - 1960. Typical for the so-called Nieuwe Bouwen (New
Building) is the spatial separation of housing, recreation, traffic
60 years after building the Westelijke Tuinsteden the area is pointed
to be renewed. A group of people who were concerned about too much destroying
their neighbourhood succeeded is getting the status of 'protected city
area' for Slotermeer. The Van Eesterenmuseum is located in an old school
building which is now re used as a cultural 'breeding place'.
University of Applied
Sciences, School for Design and Communication
Today's job market has opportunities for a new
type of professional, one who can work within various disciplines on
assignments and projects involving interactive and digital media. The
Interactive Media (IAM) degree programme produces graduates to meet
this market need. We call our graduates 'IAM professionals'. They are
multidisciplinarians with knowledge and skills in five areas: marketing,
communication, management (and project management), technology and interactive
Our students are not generalists,
but are specialised in one of the three specialist courses we offer
in combination with the multidisciplinary basic knowledge of our core
programme. IAM students can devise, design, develop and manage effective
solutions for interactive media assignments. They can also advise commissioners
about the marketing, communication, technology, design and cultural
aspects of interactive media.
Factory is a network organization for freelancers and small companies
operating in the creative sector. They run free monthly network events
in more than seven cities across the Netherlands. Workshops are organised
on a regular basis to assist members professionalize their entrepreneurial
and production skills. With more than 350 network members and 1500 professionals
registered for the monthly Newsletter, they have grown to be the largest
professional freelance network in the Netherlands. Freelance Factory
work closely with influential partners in the creative industry, such
as Club of Amsterdam, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Creative Cities Amsterdam
Area, CHI Nederland, Cultuurfabriek, IPAN, Digikring, Open Circles and
Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis
1991, the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, a private canal mansion dating back
to 1687, shows its overwhelmingly decorated 18th and early 19th Century
'beletage' interiors to the public. It features one of largest gardens
of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Amsterdam Canal District. Therefore,
one of the focus points of the museum is the urban garden and the gardens
and parks of the country houses related to the history of the Geelvinck
Hinlopen Huis. It relates contemporary lifestyle to its historic predecessors
and disseminates their global cultural links. Thus, the Geelvinck aims
at inspiring the visitor for creativity and awareness of the stuff and
space in his own home and garden.
The World Future Society
World Future Society is an organization of people dedicated to exploring
the future. Since its establishment more than 40 years ago, the Society
and THE FUTURIST magazine have endeavored to do one thing and to excel
at it and that is to serve as a neutral clearinghouse of ideas on the
future. Our mission is to enable thinkers, political personalities,
scientists and lay-people to share an informed, serious dialogue on
what the future will be like.