Making connections

On May 17th, Amsterdam Science Park launched a new landmark. The Connectable symbolizes the power of collaboration at the park. Amsterdam Science Park Director Leo le Duc opened the well-attended launch event, reminding us that 10,000 scientists, students and entrepreneurs share the park every day, creating enormous potential for innovation when their various talents intersect. 

The Connectables are unique picnic tables which, thanks to their puzzle-like structure, can be connected.The table offers a place that connects people and a place where people like to commit themselves to. A striking element in the public space of the Science Park that can be used as a starting point for activities that enhance connecting with each other.

“We believe that in the connection between innovative scientists, talented students and adventurous entrepreneurs particularly beautiful opportunities can arise,” he said. He stressed the importance of activities that encourage such collaborations, from the Behind the Scenes tours to the recently launched Science & Business database, a guide to the 130 companies and numerous institutions that make up the flourishing Amsterdam Science Park community.

The Connectable is part of the ‘Connecting Boundless Minds’ campaign. Short talks by some of the Amsterdam Science Park Boundless Minds emphasised the huge range of skills present here, and a closing drink allowed them and the other attendees to get to know each other – no doubt making connections that might well lead to future innovation.

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