The Amsterdam Science Park (ASP) is already in an advanced development stage, and it is closer to its completion, expected in 2028. The plan was to convert the ASP into a leading international location for high quality education, research and business where ‘curiosity-driven research attracts top talent and acts as a driver of innovation,’
With this goal being greatly achieved, much of the focus has shifted towards creating synergies within the park and between the park and the outside world.

Development vision priorities:

  • Colouring: A mix of uses that creates an optimal interaction environment
    for cross-pollination between scientific research, education, business and the major current issues in society.

  • Densification: Adding a building programme to initiate the desired ‘colouring’, and to give certain functions ‘critical mass’ so that they can have an even greater national and international impact.

  • Interweaving: Stronger internal and external relationships through better routes in public space and traffic connections with the city and region.

  • Sustainability: Showcasing the top position in science with sustainable designs, management and techniques that contribute to the liveability and environmental quality of the campus.

/key numbers

  • €570M Budget (2010-2022)
  • Scale: 70 Ha.
  • Promoters: City of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
  • 14 Science Institutes
  • 8 Businesses and intermediaries
  • 5 Education & Research Institutions
  • Buildings planned:
    – Lab 42 building: a European hub for digital innovation.
    – Sustainlab.
    – Conference Facility.
  • 423 new apartments and 617 student unites.

/T-FACTOR AT Amsterdam Science Park

The pilot at ASP will be developed together with local communities within the framework of urban ecology. Following the logic of urban ecology, which rethinks the relations of people and environment within the city, the pilot will add an extra layer to the development of ASP.

It will be structured as a series of thematic expeditions, which explore different aspects of the city as a living place. The expected outcomes are divided into ‘meanwhile uses’ that contribute to a socio-technical (ecological) infrastructure, ranging from ‘prompt’ events, to regular uses including training, incubation and workshops, to ‘stable’ potentially permanent uses such as markets, artist and community spaces.

pilot's stages

June → September, 2021

Exploring & Inquiring

  • Kick off Workshop in June, 2021.

September → December, 2021

Scoping & Ideating

January, 2022 → November, 2023

Prototyping & Iterating

  • Activity plans V1 in January, 2022
  • Transformation Camp in February, 2022
  • Activity plans V2 in April, 2022

December, 2023 → May, 2024

T-Factor’s Roadshow


ASP local coalition

Waag is a national and European pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 25 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


Amsterdam University College 


Anna’s Tuin & Ruigte

A lively permaculture project with a vegetable garden and food forest in the Amsterdam Science Park. 

Esmee Geerken

Esmee Geerken is a Dutch artist and scientist, with a main expertise in biomineralization and paleoceanography.


Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam


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