In oktober bezochten acht Finse ‘academic entrepreneurs’ Kennisland. Hun bezoek was onderdeel van een inspiratiereis georganiseerd door Demos Helsinki. Blijkbaar vonden ze het hier inspirerend, getuige deze blogpost:
Kennisland – the best inspiration for social scientists
“Wou!”, was probably the first word on everyone’s mind when we got in to the Kennisland office. The foundation has a beautiful place with a view in a lovely neighborhood in Amsterdam (we found delicious pan cakes just behind the corner).
The rest was no less impressive. Nora van der Linden told us about the interesting work Kennisland is doing and how the “Knowledge land” got started over a decade ago. In the beginning it was a organization that focused on political lobbying over education and knowledge issues. When its mission seemed accomplished – Holland had really become a knowledge society – they started doing work in a wider sector. Their aim was still the same: a smarter society.