Northern Innovation Board

Accelerating the economy of the north is our greatest and most important ambition

Northern Innovation Board

 

Accelerating the economic growth of the Northern Netherlands is the greatest and most important ambition of the Northern Innovation Board, a collaboration among the northern entrepreneurs, governments and academic institutions who created the Northern Innovation Agenda in 2014. NIB is tasked with implementing and updating this agenda with the ultimate goal of expediting economic growth in the Northern Netherlands. This includes yielding a greater return from the energy, water, food/agro, health and industry ecosystems. Entrepreneurs have been tasked with taking the lead in this endeavor by sharing their vision, initiating collaborations and stimulating its development. Our board consists of entrepreneurs, representatives of the three northern Dutch provinces, the four largest northern cities and all of the vocational and secondary education institutions and universities of applied sciences and research in the north. 


Niek Jan van Kesteren

President

Niek Jan van Kesteren

Alfred Welink

Vice President

Alfred Welink


Denisa Kasová

Director

Denisa Kasová

Jan Buining

On behalf of industry (Agro/food)

Jan Buining

Erwin Dirkse

On behalf of business (Water)

Erwin Dirkse

Ad van Wijk

On behalf of business (Energy)

Ad van Wijk

Jos Aartsen

On behalf of business (Health)

Jos Aartsen

Jan de Jeu

On behalf of knowledge institutions (RUG)

Jan de Jeu


Willem Smink

On behalf of knowledge institutions (HBO)

Willem Smink

Albert Bruins Slot

On behalf of knowledge institutions (ROC)

Albert Bruins Slot


Henk Brink

Chairman of the Board of Directors EZ (SNN)

Henk Brink

Henk Deinum

Member board of directors EZ (SNN)

Henk Deinum


Anne Jan Zwart

On behalf of the government (SNN / ERDF)

Anne Jan Zwart