In the dynamic landscape of Amsterdam, we are the beating heart of innovation.

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An umbrella organization for innovative clusters

Amsterdam is rich in initiatives with different focuses and goals: it is easy to get lost. ACN keeps a bird eye on the whole ecosystem for you, and our team offers the most effective way to get introduced to one of the clusters. From industrial alliances to lobbying activities, from advanced facilities to relevant Groeifonds programmes, we will find the best contact person for you.

ACN in numbers

100+
Meetings between Potential Partners
1000+
Event Attendees
300+ H
Consultancy provided as Innovation Agents
50+
Speakers Hosted
15+
Trusted Members
600+
FTE of Researchers
Our Focus Areas

We believe in the chemistry that propels society towards optimal health, sustainability, and economic prosperity.

Sustainability & Circularity

ACN supports sustainable and circular technologies for the chemical sector. We help with access to resources and promote green chemistry and energy transition.

Life Sciences & Biotech

With nearly 2000 life sciences entities in the Netherlands, ACN aims to be the leading Chemistry for Life Sciences organization in Amsterdam. We facilitate innovation and support startups.

Artificial Intelligence

Amsterdam is at the heart of AI in molecular sciences. ACN organizes the annual ChemAI event, promoting AI implementation and fostering interdisciplinary research.

Board Members

DR. VERA MEESTER
DR. VERA MEESTER
Team Leader Chemistry & Physics
IVO SWEEP
IVO SWEEP
Managing Director
ROON VAN MAANEN
ROON VAN MAANEN
Head of Energy & Circular Industry
PROF. DR. JOOST REEK
PROF. DR. JOOST REEK
Chair of Supramolecular Catalysis
PROF. DR. TOM GROSSMANN
PROF. DR. TOM GROSSMANN
Chair of Biomimetic Chemistry
KATARZYNA GOLAB
KATARZYNA GOLAB
Head of Corporate Development

Team

WILLEM FOKKEMA
WILLEM FOKKEMA
Director
MARCO TIBALDI
MARCO TIBALDI
Operations Manager
LAYS DA CRUZ
LAYS DA CRUZ
Business Developer
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