Marleen Stikker

Marleen Stikker is president and co-founder of Waag Society.

Marleen Stikker (1962) is founder of De Digitale Stad (The Digital City) in 1994, the first virtual community introducing free public access to the Internet. She is founder of Waag, a social enterprise that consists of Waag Society, a research Institute for creative technologies and social innovation and Waag Products, that launched companies like Fairphone, the first fair smartphone in the world. She is also is advisor to the policy strategy group of the EU.

Marleen Stikker strongly adheres to the Maker's Bill of Rights motto "If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It". Waag Society is actively involved in the Open Design and Creative Commons movement and believes that society needs open technologies that meet societal challenges.


Portrait photos of Marleen Stikker (zip-file) for publication


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Wednesday 20 April 2016

At the recent Dutch Innovation Expo, the society was nearly invisible. Are we using the ability to innovate of the society itself to its full extent? Should we not change our innovation policy?

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Wednesday 24 June 2015

We celebrated the liberation of the social network Facebook. Together with Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Institute for Network Cultures and many others, we threw a Facebook Farewell Party. Everyone was invited, ready to go, or not (yet).

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Tuesday 17 March 2015

Marleen Stikker about privacy, technology and the role of Waag Society, written as introduction of our annual report 2014. In Dutch only.