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.


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Posted on:
Wednesday 12 June 2013

Marleen Stikker and Sacha van Tongeren about the breakthrough of FairPhone: "By taking the standpoint of headstrong makers instead of dependent consumers, an uncontrolled energy was released that to date propels the FairPhone process."

Posted on:
Friday 15 March 2013

It is not that long ago that a new public domain was discovered. We called it Public Domain 2.0. The euphoria of the endless possibilities and the public character of the internet did not last long, says Marleen Stikker.

Posted on:
Wednesday 06 February 2013

To face the social challenges, we should use the innovation potential of the whole society, claims Marleen Stikker.