The business development of the Amsterdam metropolis is one of the goals of ABRI, a research institute founded by the faculty of Economics and Business of VU University Amsterdam. A month ago ABRI (Amsterdam Business Research Institute) together with the Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM) and the Amsterdam Economic Board organized a round table session with business leaders and leaders of research. The aim of the meeting was to explore and further shape the research agenda for business development of the Amsterdam metropolis, contributing to AIM’s goal for Amsterdam to become a top European city by 2020.To attain this goal, businesses, academia and government ought to structurally work together. In order to compete at the European level invests are needed in a business-academic ‘partnership’. Companies that contributed to the conversation, amongst others were, PwC, ING, Heineken, Baker and McKenzie, Ebbinge as well as the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
- Towards Amsterdam Smart Capital (abri.vu.nl)
- International Companies to Amsterdam in 2011 (iamsterdam.com)
- Amsterdam; one of top five creative cities of the world (ccaa.nl)
- Amsterdam, a European Business Hub (iamsterdam.com)