Technopolis BV
Spuistraat 283
1012 VR Amsterdam
T: +31 20 535 2244


Geert van der Veen

Registered No: 33282859 Chamber of Commerce, Amsterdam

VAT: NL 8049 52 243 B01



The Netherlands office was founded in 1996 and is situated in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Our team aims to be at the forefront of policy studies, evaluations and strategic advice and has wide experience in these areas.

Consultants in our office have undertaken policy studies on research infrastructures, public procurement for innovation, fiscal incentives for R&D, evaluation methods, international cooperation in S&T, research and innovation governance  regional eco-systems and many more.

The team has evaluated more than 100 research and innovation (R&I) programmes and has led or participated in evaluations of R&I agencies as well as individual research and innovation centres and public-private networks in various EU countries.

Policy makers frequently call on us to provide strategic advice as they develop new policies or establish new instruments. This includes, for example public and private stakeholders seeking to set up new research and innovation centres or university research departments developing their strategies. We provide consultancy services to public programme management organisations.

The team has particular expertise in the thematic domains of the Green Economy, Sustainable Energy, Health & Wellbeing, Agro-Food, ICT and Media and Key Enabling Technologies.

The Netherlands office is an active partner for many regions in the development and implementation of smart specialisation and innovation strategies and cross-border collaboration. This has included ex-ante evaluations of EFRO Operational Programmes and support to regions in setting up evaluation and monitoring systems.  Entrepreneurship and high-tech start-ups have been key topics for policy studies and programme evaluations.

A considerable share of our work is carried out for clients in the Netherlands and Flanders. The office also has long-standing partnerships with international organisations such as the European Commission and the OECD as well as clients in many other EU countries (in particular in Finland, Ireland and Germany) and Asia and Africa.

Geert van der Veen leads the Dutch team, which comprises consultants experienced in our field who aim to develop solutions tailored for each client.