Sustainability at Amsterdam Science Park

Sustainable solutions are a top priority across all industries in the Netherlands and around the world. Thanks to its specialised researchers, Amsterdam Science Park is the starting point for pioneering research that directly impacts human life and the environment.

Research for the future of our planet

The industrial transformation needed to address climate change and resource scarcity is multi-faceted. The researchers, business leaders and entrepreneurs at Amsterdam Science Park are putting their heads together to approach it from every angle. Award-winning chemists, physicists, ecologists and biologists at our universities and research institutions are searching for new ways forward in sustainability. They team up with innovative companies that take the latest discoveries to market.

This synergy between academia and business happens across fields, including solar energy, biofuels, sustainable building materials, crop resistance and biotechnology. For every environmental challenge, we’ve got experts who can not just explore it, but implement practical solutions that revolutionise the way we live and do business.

With environmental issues requiring our urgent attention, the conversation is no longer just about sustainable businesses. All businesses must rethink their approaches to remain competitive. Knowledge-sharing and collaboration across various disciplines are at the heart of what we do at Amsterdam Science Park. A mix of home-grown Dutch innovations and big-name international corporations are based here, including Akzo Nobel, BASF, Cargill, Michelin, Pepsico, Shell and Waternet. They’re supported by an academic talent pool that has the knowledge and curiosity to propel us towards greener solutions for every industry.

Areas of specialisation

Our scientists and PhD researchers are developing new technologies and finding science-based and sustainable solutions in areas such as:

  • Solar energy

Solar energy is key to the transition to renewable energy. Researchers at Amsterdam Science Park are driving innovation in solar technology, increasing efficiency, reducing costs and re-inventing solar cells, to bring ever-increasing benefits to business and the planet. Find out more

  • Materials for sustainability

A materials transition is needed alongside the energy transition to build a sustainable future. Science and technological innovation are leading to new materials for sustainability: fascinating alternatives to traditional materials used in construction and the production of consumer goods. Find out more

  • Sustainable chemistry

The University of Amsterdam is a pioneer in the field of sustainable chemistry and works closely with the business community. In finding inventive ways for substances to be reused, this type of chemical engineering goes a long way towards improving the efficiency of resources, while decarbonisation results in a healthier planet. Find out more


SustainaLab is a scientific co-creation hub for research, entrepreneurship and education in the field of sustainability. It facilitates knowledge-sharing between innovative scientists, talented students and progressive industries working towards globally recognised sustainable development goals. SustainaLab is at the heart of the MatrixONE building, home to researchers and businesses with a focus on sustainability and AI technology.

Read also: SustainaLab: a one-stop shop for sustainability

Website SustainaLab

Businessevent ‘Sustainability’

Sustainable business is the only way forward. Amsterdam Science Park has impressive innovative capacity in areas such as energy transition, circularity, sustainable plastics, biodiversity and stimulating startups. Every day, diverse partnerships between science and industry lead to new developments that benefit the planet. During our businessevent ‘Sustainability’, a number of the park’s key players presented the latest developments around sustainability to leading figures from a wide range of business sectors.

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