Marleen Stikker

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    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.

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    Also read this recent article:

    An interview with Marleen Stikker

Articles

  • We code
    Future Heritage Lab
    15-03-2013
    It is not that long ago that a new public domain was discovered. In 1993 the internet was a black screen with a blinking cursor that only divulged…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    06-02-2013
    In order to face societal challenges, we need to use the innovation potential of the whole society. Design Thinking and creativity are crucial to the…
  • We learn
    Creative Learning Lab
    02-05-2012
    From the field of education the reactions on the initiative of Maurice de Hond's the iPad school are mixed. On the one hand, critics point out that…