Today alderman Udo Kock has officially opened the new laboratory/office building Matrix VII at Amsterdam Science Park. The building is almost entirely let to fifteen companies in the life sciences, sustainable chemistry and high tech. The largest tenant is the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithograhpy (ARCNL), who are given access to vibration-damping concrete floors.
In his speech, the alderman emphasized the success of Amsterdam Science Park as a location for R&D companies and the important role that the Matrix Innovation Center plays in the development and operation of multi-tenant buildings. Geert Haksteen, director of Matrix Innovation Center, announced that a new Matrix building has already been developed, the delivery of which is planned for early 2022.
Matrix Innovation Center offers high value flexible office space and laboratories for approximately 100 of the 130 companies at Amsterdam Science Park. Flexibility, service and cooperation of the Matrix Innovation Center concept is the main reason why companies in the Life Sciences, Chemical, ICT-New Media and other sectors related to beta sciences choose to set up office at one of Matrix-buildings at Amsterdam Science Park.
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The park brings many talented individuals together. Motivated students, dedicated researchers, exceptional scientists and ambitious entrepreneurs are all able to connect with each other and co-create. By blurring the usual discipline boundaries, Amsterdam Science Park maximizes their ability to come up with new ideas and address worldwide issues of securing data exchange, modernizing IT infrastructures, delivering renewable energy, recycling waste, developing sustainable agriculture, fighting deadly diseases, creating livable cities and preventing climate change.
Education, research, start-ups and major companies are all well represented at Amsterdam Science Park. The University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science and Amsterdam University College with their growing pool of talented students join dozens of prominent research institutes, including CWI, AMOLF, ARCNL and Nikhef. The park is home to more than 150 companies, from start-ups to scale-ups to multinationals. Many are successful spin-offs that began life as research projects.
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