Who we are

The Board works with decision-makers, innovation managers and changemakers in industry, universities and government to develop the smart, green, healthy Amsterdam Metropolitan Area of the future.

Who we are

The Board is where collaboration begins. In a complex social playing field, the Board acts as an independent player between the parties, promoting cooperation between benevolent frontrunners.

The Team

The Board organization works with Board members, the Network Council members and other regional parties towards a smart, green and healthy region. We create space for new ideas and collaborate on innovations by:

  • Putting topics on the agenda that are relevant to breaking through existing ‘ways of working’;
  • Offering new and different perspectives;
  • Bringing parties together and joining forces;
  • Scaling up mature initiatives with partners, transferring them to the market or converting them into (regional) municipal policy.

Our point of departure is always the mobilisation of energy, ownership and the capacity for implementation within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Management | Leads and Strategy | Communication | Amsterdam Smart City | TechConnect | House of Skills | Other projects | Staff

Management

Leads and Strategy

Communication

Amsterdam Smart City

TechConnect

House of Skills

Other projects

Staff

Meet the Board

Board members are leading CEOs, academics and government officials. Together they set the strategic course, with ambitions for our themes and our TechConnect, House of Skills and Amsterdam Smart City programmes. This is how we move forward towards a smart, green and healthy region in 2025.

Board members orchestrate the strategic-economic discussion about the future region. In addition, they commit themselves to one or more initiatives and deploy their own resources, knowledge and networks to realize these ambitions.

Members join the Board by invitation only, ensuring a balance within the Board between industry, government and academia.

The Financial Committee is comprised of Board members who advise the Amsterdam Economic Board and the Agenda Committee on financial matters relating to the Amsterdam Economic Board Foundation.

The Agenda Committee consists of mandated Board members who advise the directors of the Amsterdam Economic Board. They also oversee the implementation of policy and the general running of the foundation.

There are many ways to be actively affiliated with the Amsterdam Economic Board. You are more than welcome to join us!

Femke Halsema

Femke Halsema

Mayor, Amsterdam

The Board organisation works with Board members, members of the Network Council and other parties from the region to create the metropolis of the future:
  • We bring together knowledge and people to find smart solutions for our challenges.
  • We push ahead initiatives that fit within the scope of one or more of the six urban challenges, develop new business models and scale up where possible. When initiatives are ‘ripe’, we hand them over to the private sector.
  • We collect and make available data-driven information on growth, innovation and liveability in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
Our point of departure is always the mobilisation of energy, ownership and the capacity for implementation within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Management

Leads and Strategy

Communication

Amsterdam Smart City

TechConnect

House of Skills

Other projects

Staff

Network Council

Do you have ambitions for innovative initiatives that will make a difference in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area? Are you looking for collaboration and inspiration to realise your plans? And would you also like to join discussions about topics on the Board Agenda? Join the Network Council of the Amsterdam Economic Board.

In a rapidly changing society and an urban region that is attracting an ever-growing population, cross-sectoral partnerships are increasingly important. The best conditions for innovation arise when people and organisations from different backgrounds meet, inspire each other, and spur each other into action.

At the Board, you can contribute to realising the region’s ambitions. In cooperation with other partners you can launch and develop initiatives and/or contribute to existing Board programmes – initiatives that make and keep the region an attractive place to live and work. Here, your social engagement in the region is crucial. Let’s build a smart, healthy and green future for the region together.

See our partnership proposition, our network and become a member of the Network Council. Please contact Marjan Schrama.
Membership is from € 5,000 per year.

A Code of Conduct (text in Dutch) applies to members of the Network Council.

 

Slide “We moeten gebruik maken van de data, kennis en capaciteit van de verschillende partners. Voor mij is de Amsterdam Economic Board de gezamenlijke inspanning voor een verantwoordelijke en veerkrachtige Metropool Amsterdam.” Geert ten Dam, Voorzitter College van Bestuur, UvA Slide “Voor de groene agenda is nog veel werk te verrichten. Dat heeft investeringen nodig, maar ook bekendheid. En een goed netwerk.” Michiel Kolman - Elsevier | Amsterdam Economic Board Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President Research Networks Elsevier Slide “Deelname aan de Network Council biedt onze leden een sterke waardevermeerdering. Wij bundelen doelstellingen door kennis, informatie en ons netwerk te delen. Samen werken wij aan een slimme, groene en gezonde toekomst.” Claudia van Haeften - Societeit Vastgoed | Amsterdam Economic Board Claudia van Haeften, Founder Sociëteit Vastgoed Slide “Met bedrijven, kennisinstellingen en overheid in de Amsterdamse regio werken wij samen aan een inclusieve arbeidsmarkt. Daarom zijn we lid van de Network Council.” Lex de Boer, Algemeen directeur Pantar Slide “Zet je geen targets, dan komt niemand in beweging. Om ze te behalen, moeten we samenwerken. Daar speelt Amsterdam Economic Board een belangrijke rol bij.” Steven van Schilfgaarde, CEO Royal Flora Holland Slide “De Network Council is voor ons dé manier om doelstellingen te bereiken, samen met andere organisaties. Als partner van TekkieWorden verzekeren we ons van jong talent.” Patrick Brand - Interxion | Amsterdam Economic Board Patrick Brand, Marketing en Communicatie Manager Interxion

Meet our 100+ members

Young on Board

Young on Board is a member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, creating a link between young changemakers and experienced decision-makers. Young people bring new ways of seeing, thinking and working, while the older generation has the connections, knowledge, experience and power to get things done. Bringing the two groups together means they can mutually inspire each other and realise innovative plans, collaborating to boost economic growth and liveability in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA).

If you’d like to keep up to date with our plans, or if you’re running an initiative or startup that tackles this problem and you could use some extra brainpower, contact us!