Business Event Sustainability

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    Is your company ready for a sustainable future?

    Sustainable entrepreneurship is the only way forward. Amsterdam Science Park has an impressive innovative strength in areas such as energy transition, circularity, sustainable plastics, biodiversity and stimulating startups. Here, diverse collaborations between science and industry lead to new developments every day that benefit the planet.

    During this event, your company can become acquainted with the various possibilities for collaboration and the way to sustainable solutions.

    Before the event you can participate in an exclusive tour of the future SustainLab. This unique meeting center will open its doors this year in the new multi-company building MatrixOne.

    14.00 – 15.00 Optional: guided tour SustainaLab (led by Ivo Sweep, Managing Director Matrix Innovation Center)
    The University of Amsterdam wants to make the sustainability transition with integral solutions for complex issues. To this end, the university together with Science & Business and Matrix launches the SustainaLab, an inspiring co-creation hub for researchers, business and government to work together on the future of our planet.
    The tour starts at 2 p.m. from the Matrix SIX entrance, Science Park 408. Like. Please register separately via:


    15.00 – 15.30  Walk-in and reception

    15.30 – 15.45  Welcome and introduction by Willem Koeman, manager Leads and Strategy at Amsterdam Economic Board & Leo le Duc, Director Science & Business

    15.45 – 16.30  Prof. Dr Erik Garnett, AMOLF, group leader sustainable
    energy materials:
    The optimization of converting sunlight into electricity.

    Prof. dr. Dr Gert Jan Gruter, University of Amsterdam and
    CTO Avantium:
    Transition from an economy based on fossil resources to a
    economy based on bio-inspired materials.

    dr. Monalisa Goswami, founder Spark 904:
    An initiative for sharing facilities at the Amsterdam Science
    Park that makes the available infrastructure and knowledge accessible to
    anyone with a research question.

    16.30 – 16.45  Intermezzo: what can scientists do for your company

    16.45 – 17.15  Dr. Jan Wery, CTO Photanol:
    Converting CO2 into valuable chemical raw materials that are used
    can be used in bioplastics, personal care and health

    Marco van der Werf, founder BIT:
    Research and prototyping studio run by 50 young talents, with
    a mission to explore the impact of emerging technology on the
    business and the planet.

    17.15 – 18.30  Closing + network drink

    Make a note of this date in your agenda, so that you are sure of a place at this unique event.