Marleen Stikker

  • Founder
    Marleen Stikker

    Marleen Stikker is founder of Waag.

    Marleen Stikker (1962) is also founder of De Digitale Stad (The Digital City) in 1993, the first virtual community introducing free public access to the Internet. She leads Waag, a social enterprise that consists of 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 member of the European H2020 Commission High-level Expert Group for SRIA on innovating Cities / DGResearch and the Dutch AcTI academy technology & innovation.

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


    Also read this recent article:

    An interview with Marleen Stikker


  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    Only in very exceptional cases may the city outsource its ICT, Jelle de Graaf and Marleen Stikker are writing in an opinion article in newspaper Het…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    This has been a tough year for those who believe in the good in people. But there are a few positive notes, says Marleen Stikker.
  • We make
    Open Design Lab
    As the means of digital fabrication become mainstream, the challenge of the maker movement lies in defining its values of sustainability, openness…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    The sharing economy is having an enormous impact on our cities. In the coming years new technological developments will change them even more…
  • We care
    Creative Care Lab
    This opinion article witten by Marleen Stikker has not yet been translated. For the moment, please turn to the Dutch version. We may provide a full…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    Whereas the DSI (digital social innovation) policy agenda was mainly focused on the level of the European Union, we see that cities are strongest in…