Welcome to Cumulus Park

Changing the way we innovate - now!

Cumulus Park is a collaborative innovation district in Amsterdam Southeast full of ambition and growth that will develop in the coming years. It is initiated by ING and is now supported by the municipality of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Science and the ROC van Amsterdam.

Cumulus Park offers a network, inspiration, processes and physical spaces for new generations of students, (mid) corporates, innovators, researchers and local entrepreneurs. From a green park to the faculties of the Amsterdam University of Applied Science and the ROC van Amsterdam. From a globally oriented restaurant concept to offices where workspaces are designed to co-create, learn, research and inspire.


Here’s the dilemma
You have been leading innovation and partnerships in your company, to prepare for the future. Now a pandemic has put everything on its head. You need all creativity and cash to meet today’s challenges.

At the same time, you know that the post-Covid19 era is coming at you, with significant opportunities and threats. You need to reset your plans as soon as possible.

How do you go forward?
We can help. Online. Now.

As a trusted third party, Cumulus Park designs and facilitates innovation partnerships between companies, big and small, in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and professional services. Cumulus Park is initiated by ING and is now supported by the municipality of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Science and the ROC van Amsterdam. It offers a network, inspiration, processes and physical spaces for new generations of students, (mid) corporates, innovators, researchers and local entrepreneurs.

Services & events

Co-creation Services

Cumulus Park designs and facilitates innovation partnerships between companies, big and small, in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and professional services.  Let us help you and your partne
25
May 2020

Digital identity Exploration

*English below*   Oplossingen rondom digitale identiteit bieden veel kansen voor productontwikkeling. Maar er komen ook complexe vraagstukken bij kijken. Hoe ga je om met data-uitwisseling?
16
Jun 2020

Transforming to Circular Business Models

*part of online festival New Economy now* SMEs and corporates face challenges since Amsterdam announced the transition from linear to a 100% circular economy in 2050.

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Urbanization and digital identity

‘Urbanization’ and ‘digital identity’ are the themes of innovation events and programs at Cumulus Park. By 2050, two-thirds of us will be living in cities. Combined with groundbreaking, often fast-emerging technologies (like smart housing, smart mobility, e-commerce/logistics and the increasing connectedness of man and machine), this creates huge challenges and opportunities. 

At the same time, digital technology impacts our personal lives and even our personality: can I remain the same person as my digital me? Will my digital me continue to be mine? How can organizations handle an increasingly rapid change in consumer expectations as a result of digital technology and stricter privacy regulations, and still stay relevant?  

 

Amsterdam people in the street

The power of collaboration

We see many sectors and domains changing as a result of rapid technological developments; facing challenges that are more complex and different from the ones we are traditionally used to. To find solutions, we increasingly need a wide range of resources, skills and expertise that go beyond a single business or sector.
 
So, we are working on a new initiative that offers infrastructure for innovative collaboration, supported by a climate of openness and trust. Large, medium and small businesses and organizations from a range of public and private sectors can collaborate to share risks, try out multiple solutions and reduce the cost of innovation with the aim of accelerating and funding more relevant and workable innovations. This will benefit society and will help to future-proof businesses. 
 

Three programs on collaborative innovation

We are starting with three programs that offer the infrastructure for powerful innovation with collaboration as a core principle:

Location

In the heart of Amsterdam Zuidoost, on the doorstep of Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena train station, you can find Cumulus Park. Cumulus Park offers an inspiring mix of meeting spaces, event and workspaces, sports facilities, labs, lecture halls, research facilities and green areas. 

Location

About us

Great things happen when we work together. Going at it alone is not enough if we are to address the challenges we face in our future urban and digital lives. This is why ING joined forces with the Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the ROC van Amsterdam, Plug and Play, Teeming, Delft University, AMS Institute and others to develop Cumulus Park. A collaborative innovation district in Amsterdam Zuidoost where people and organizations come together in a unique community where different disciplines, sectors and backgrounds work on issues of today and of the future.

info@cumuluspark.com

 

Residents

Plug and Play
Plug and Play is the world’s largest innovation ecosystem, connecting 400+ major corporations, world-class startups, and investors. Plug and Play invests in over 250 companies a year, making it the #1 VC investor worldwide in terms of number of startup investments made. Plug and Play hosts the Smart City and Financial Services innovation accelerator program in Cumulus Park. Through this program, corporations in the Financial Services and Smart City-related industries can boost their innovation success. The program will scout for the world’s best startups, facilitate introductions with corporate partners and support in setting up collaborations.

 

ING Labs
ING Labs - based in Amsterdam, London and Singapore - brings disruptive ideas to market by combining knowledge and network with the knowledge and skills of a highly innovative, mixed community, using new and existing platforms. ING Labs explores, experiments and validates in a structured innovation process that includes governance and funding for their ventures and the partners they work with. At Cumulus Park, ING Labs focuses on focuses on several value spaces such as housing, RegTech, Digital Identity, and more- unique opportunities to disrupt the status quo and make a change. INGLabs-AMS@ing.com

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AI For Fintech Research
AI for Fintech Research (AFR) is a collaboration between ING and Delft University of Technology. Launched in the beginning of 2020, AFR performs world-class research at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Software Analytics in the context of FinTech. AI For Fintech Research will be based at Cumulus Park Studio for a period of five years.
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NoviCap
NoviCap is a tech-driven, customer-centric invoice finance platform with products such as Factoring and Supply Chain Finance, that enables SMEs to finance their outstanding invoices and improve their cash flow. They have innovated throughout the entire customer acquisition and underwriting cycle with Automated onboarding and document collection/processing, Real-time and risk-based underwriting and Embedded technology in other SAAS software. NoviCap is market leader in Spain, expanding in Europe, and now also based at Cumulus Park Studio.
Cool fact: NoviCap won the "Alternative Finance Provider of the year" award in the #RFIxAwards 2020

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