Complex challenges in society require new forms of innovation.
In order to tackle these issues, knowledge of the people directly involved is necessary. The challenge is to mobilise and utilise that knowledge in order to achieve sustainable renewal. That’s what we do.
A smart society is one that works together, one in which the knowledge, talents, experience and intuition present at all levels and in all areas is made use of to the full: a knowledge-driven society.
Our mission is to make society smarter and to empower people to learn and to renew themselves continuously. Kennisland develops solutions to the questions that arise during the transition to a knowledge-driven society, and is part of the vanguard of that process. We learn how this must be done by developing interventions, both on a commissioned basis and on our own initiative. We share the knowledge accumulated in doing so with as many people as possible, because knowledge only gains value when it is shared.
The knowledge-based society is multi-faceted, and as such we are obliged to make choices. At present our priorities lie with:
- more capacity for renewal in education
- more effective and efficient government
- open and accessible cultural heritage
- modernisation of copyright law
- new connections in the cultural sector
- social innovation: beyond the hype
We aim for maximum impact without pursuing profit; our priority is the public interest. We do not receive structural subsidies. This means that we are independent, sharp and enterprising. We work together with government, business, knowledge institutes and social organisations that share our ambitions. We have achieved a lot since 1999, and have much more to do.
Since September 2015 we have been working – along with a large number of kindred spirits – on Spring House, the clubhouse for radical innovators. People and organisations who are inquisitive and who refuse to go with the flow work and experiment here together on the basis of a shared belief that society can be more social and sustainable. Read more