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About us

About us

Matrix has been developing and leasing Innovation Centers in the heart of science for new and established companies alike since 1989; from startups and scale-ups to spin-ins and major organizations.

Our vision

Matrix Innovation Center believes in knowledge-driven innovation as the driving force behind social progress. We speed up this valorization process by bringing knowledge-intensive businesses and talent together.

specifically for scientific entrepreneurs

Matrix tenants receive a customized workspace in a high-grade scientific environment where a large (inter)national community is active in a number of scientific fields. The Innovation Centers are not only equipped with the best research facilities, offices and laboratories, but also feature meeting areas and services designed to enable tenants to best reach their business goals. Furthermore, Matrix stimulates collaboration and interaction at every level.  

STIMULATING INNOVATION
SINCE 1989

Our story

WHO WE ARE

 

Amsterdam Science Park is an international hotspot for state-of-the-art knowledge and innovation. In addition to young talent, Amsterdam Science Park is home to a unique mix of world-renowned scientific institutes, educational institutions and tech companies. Matrix ensures that tenants can take their companies to the next level by enabling them to become a natural part of this ecosystem and connecting them with the knowledge and talent available at the park. We do this by offering our tenants access to the best research facilities, vibrant meeting areas and a wide range of both generic and specialized business services.

More and more, campuses and Science Parks are seen as a driving economic force and instigators of innovation. They are places where the best companies, the smartest scientists and the brightest students meet up and work (together) on important social issues. 

Scientific campuses such as Amsterdam Science Park play an important role in our society. Here, businesses, scientists, students and academics come together to form close-knit ecosystems that collaborate closely in the name of science. By providing access to top-of-the-line research facilities, meeting places and dedicated services, Science Parks are the ideal incubators where national and international talent can work and innovate together. In turn, campuses are quickly becoming the hotspots of our modern knowledge economy, making them more interesting and appealing to the knowledge workers of tomorrow. Matrix believes in the power of combining science and entrepreneurship, leading to this specific form of valorization. Connecting businesses to the world of science through Matrix allows them to create economic and social value faster in the form of competitive products, services, processes and new business activities.

our core values

 

EMPOWERMENT: “WE GIVE OUR USERS THE PROPERTY T0 EXCEL”

Matrix gives entrepreneurs access to the world of science. In addition to fostering a large network, Matrix also stimulates collaboration and interaction at every level. Matrix plays a supportive role by ensuring that entrepreneurs have access to the tools and space they need to grow and further develop their business.

SOPHISTICATION: “STATE OF THE ART QUALITY AT AN INTELLGENT AND ADVANCED LEVEL”

In all its activities, Matrix adopts a thorough and well-considered approach. Quality and sustainability are priorities for us. Matrix’s tenants are among the top players in their fields and Matrix provides optimal conditions for them to excel. 

COLLABORATION: “WE ARE ALWAYS BOOSTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND BUSINESSES”

In both a physical and an organizational sense, Matrix is situated right in the heart of a scientific environment. Matrix strives to bring the right entrepreneurs together in its buildings; those with strong ties to the specific scientific areas of expertise found at the Science Park. This leads to collaboration that can expedite innovation. 

ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE HEART OF SCIENCE

ACCELERATE
YOUR BUSINESS
IN THE HEART
OF SCIENCE

Our team

we believe in innovation as the driving force behind social progress

Ivo Sweep, Matrix Innovation Center

supervisory board

the matrix partnership since 1989

The world around us is changing at a rapid pace and in a myriad of ways at the same time. As a result, we as a society need to constantly redisocover ourselves and the world we live in. Knowledge gleaned from scientific research results in new and innovative products and services, which benefit society as a whole. This valorization process can be accelerated by stimulating entrepreneurship in scientific communities and hotspots in the Amsterdam Science Park. With this in mind, the University of Amsterdam, Rabobank, the Municipality of Amsterdam, and the NWO joined forces nearly 30 years ago (1989) with one goal in common: to stimulate and encourage innovation in society by developing specifically tailored buildings. In April 2022, the Vrije Universiteit also joined the partnership. These Innovation Centers are inspiring buildings, designed especially for knowledge intensive and innovative companies. The entrepreneurs that are housed in the Matrix buildings have a direct connection with the research and educational activities on campus.