At TEDxAmsterdam we have been honored to be amongst the most creative, inspiring and innovative companies.
Partners of TEDxAmsterdam are companies that believe in “ideas worth spreading” and that are innovating examples for their industry as well as for society.
If you want a chance to connect to a world wide network of thinkers and do-ers, a chance to show that you care, that your company supports the biggest and boldest ideas in The Netherlands, please contact Jasper de Valk and partner up with us for TEDxAmsterdam 2012.
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As the leading Telecom- and IT-provider, Royal KPN is aware of its massive impact and responsibility for the Dutch society. We believe in the power of human networks. That is why we provide our clients with excellent ict-services and why we focus on creating innovative and sustainable solutions in dialogue with our ‘ecosystem’ and our stakeholders. From there we can address and support social issues in public health, energy saving and exploring a new way of living and working. Our social involvement makes KPN a logical partner for TEDxAmsterdam, because not only do we think differently, but we act with passion to innovatively ignite necessary transitions in all economic and societal sectors. With our support of the TEDxAmsterdam Award we hope to spark great ideas for the future and turn them into nowadays reality. We are proud to be one of the main sponsors of TEDxAmsterdam and to connect people and ideas worth doing.
ING firmly believes that a bank’s primary mission is to facilitate and contribute to the sustainable development of the economies in which it operates. As a bank with Dutch origins and diverse customers, ranging from individuals to large multi-national companies in the Netherlands, ING aims to facilitate dialogue and inspiring initiatives. In this way, we contribute to the future of the Dutch economy within a dynamic, fastchanging international environment. ING is proud to be the main sponsor of TEDxAmsterdam. We seek to offer our stakeholders access to the inspiring, innovative and entrepreneurial minds and ideas of the TEDxAmsterdam ‘Ideas worth spreading’ program. In partnership with the other sponsors, we are pleased to contribute our knowledge, expertise and network to the TEDxAwards and ‘Ideas worth doing’ program in order to support sustainable initiatives.
As a network company, Liander has an important role in the transition of energy; from energy dependence on fossil fuels to renewable energy generated locally by solar collectors, wind turbines, high-efficiency boilers or biogas. To facilitate this development, the energy grids will have to be fitted to enable two-way energy traffic. This development requires investment in the quality and intelligence of our grids to meet our renewable energy goals. At Liander, we are always open to new insights and ideas for making the Netherlands’ energy supply more sustainable, which is why we wholeheartedly support events like TEDxAmsterdam.
Innovation recognizes innovation as an open process that needs many innovation partners to get the right ‘ecosystem for innovation,’ as Wassili Bertoen (director Deloitte Innovation) calls it. TEDxAmsterdam is a very valuable ‘ecosystem’ partner for Deloitte because the concept of ‘Ideas worth spreading’ triggers us to think differently and creates the energy to mobilize people. The next step is to start doing things differently. Deloitte is therefore a natural partner for the TEDxAmsterdam Award, as we both strive for the same goal: making the Netherlands more innovative by supporting the go-to market of new business ideas.
“Technology has always been about enabling human potential,” says Michael Dell. We believe that technology can only stay relevant through innovation. Innovation follows from shared knowledge and processes, and is supercharged by inspiration. TED and TEDxAmsterdam are a catalyst for such inspiration. Dell is proud to team up with TEDxAmsterdam, to further spread innovative ideas. Dell helps TEDxAmsterdam to increase its reach and engagement through hosted ‘viewing-parties’ at Universities and conference video booths. Share your ideas with us so we can help inspire others. We help people reach their goals by giving them ‘the power to do more’.
One of the key objectives of McKinsey and the Max Geldens Foundation is to contribute to societal renewal and improvement. TEDxAmsterdam provides an effective and inspiring platform to achieve just that, allowing positive involvement of and contributions by McKinsey colleagues and alumni at the same time.
At Shell, a technology pioneer for more than 100 years, we thrive on energy challenges. Human ingenuity, innovation and technology hold the key to deliver the energy our customers need to power their lives, now and in the future. The collaboration between TEDxAmsterdam and Shell embodies two different organisations combining their strengths.
Finding innovative solutions to improve the lives of people and to address societal challenges is the shared mission of Philips and TEDxAmsterdam, which is why this has been a very natural and successful partnership for over three years now.
The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) invests in art that enriches life in the city. We believe artists, creativity and experimentation are inextricably linked to Amsterdam. We are pleased to support TEDxAmsterdam, TEDxAmsterdamYouth and TEDxAmsterdamWoman because they are an inspiring experience that enlarges support for the arts and for artists.
See the complete list of 2012 partners of TEDxAmsterdam.