Like many research organisations, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) aims to increase its societal impact in various ways. One is to bring our scientific knowledge into society with joint research projects. The UvA, which is in the top 100 of many international rankings, offers a broad range of collaborative research opportunities for companies and public organisations. We are more than happy to become partner of the Johan Cruijff ArenA and thus to become part of the vibrant innovation ecosystem of one of the most exciting living labs in the Netherlands.
Once a year, the Acceleration event takes place where Johan Cruijff ArenA Innovation Amsterdam kicks off the new season together with all partners. For this occasion cooperation was sought after with KNVB’s innovation hub #11 and their partners joined the event as well. On Tuesday November the 2nd everyone came together at the Johan Cruijff ArenA to connect to the ecosystem, and to work together on common trends and challenges.
The Johan Cruijff ArenA has been added to the Sportinnovator network as a Certified Partner of Sportinnovator. Sportinnovator is the leading sports innovation network in the Netherlands. Sportinnovator and the ArenA are intensifying their partnership in order to improve the development of Dutch sports innovations at national and international level.
The KNVB, Ajax and the Johan Cruijff ArenA together with UEFA and the City Football Group are starting a global search for innovations that will help to make football more sustainable. These European football organisations want to challenge companies to devise smart solutions that make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions associated with football matches. Promising innovations will be tested in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and at the KNVB Campus in Zeist as of early 2022. Innovations can be registered at www.reimaginefootball.com.
TNO and the Johan Cruijff ArenA will be further expanding and intensifying their existing innovation partnership. In the future, the organisations also want to investigate, test and optimise specific and feasible stadium-related innovations in fields such as sustainability, digitalisation and health. The partnership is part of the ArenA’s innovation programme, where the stadium functions as a Living Lab.
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Founded in 2017, as a reaction to the lack of personalised communication in the event industry, Close has most recently shown their strengths and features during the Fieldlab Evenementen, the dutch test events. Using the Close app you easily realise digital, mobile and hyper-personalised customer journeys at scale. Every visitor will be 100% informed before, during and after the event through realtime notifications, messages, digital tickets, media, questionnaires, links and more!
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Johan Cruijff ArenA (former Amsterdam ArenA). The ArenA has welcomed over 40 million visitors in 25 years’ time. Since 2018, the stadium is proudly referred to as the Johan Cruijff ArenA. As soon as it was opened in 1996, the ArenA became an iconic location, one of the most multi-functional stadiums in the world at that time and the first European stadium with a retracting roof.