Important update on Cumulus Park Studio
Cumulus Park district in southeast Amsterdam is an ING initiative in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and the ROC of Amsterdam.
A district in which several buildings are connected to create an open atmosphere to drive collaborative innovation. A place that offers space to start-ups, scale-ups, corporates small and large, innovators and students to collaborate and innovate.
In the district Cumulus Park Studio programmes, plans and facilitates collaborative innovation around the themes urbanisation and digital identity; such as events, coordination of innovation programmes and communities. ING is the founding father of Cumulus Park Studio.
The unforeseeable impact Covid-19 has on the economy and by extension also on ING, requires them to reprioritize and reassess the programs they invest in and have initiated in the past. ING has decided to discontinue the Cumulus Park Studio activities.
In practice, external commitments will be stopped and no new investments will be made. Programs contracted for the coming period will continue to be delivered. We will thoroughly assess current obligations with stakeholders.
Although on a lower ambitions level, ING will continue to collaborate with the City of Amsterdam and ‘neighbours’; the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the ROC of Amsterdam. ING will be part of the ongoing consultation with the district partners to further develop this area and remains committed to attracting, retaining and developing talent as they are key to future success.
We would like to thank everyone who has pioneered with us in exploring new ways to collaborative innovation. Although our current activities will stop, the collaborative spirit stays alive!