Digital Society School

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Digital Society School is an energetic training ground where creative solutions are being developed, tested and prototyped to address business and societal challenges. We root our design, tech and social innovation in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This unique combination offers insights and new perspectives to add innovation power to organisations. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to help them adapt and become future-proof for the digital world.

Join forces with us now to work on the Sustainable Development Goals and explore how these can help open up market opportunities for your business. Embark on innovative projects together where we use digital technology to find effective results for the most pressing social and business challenges. Join forces with our creative and curious minds to work on challenges that your organisation faces. Develop competencies that are essential for now and the future. Learn the tools, mindset and methods that can be implemented back into your own organisation to lead the digital transformation of your business and of society. Customize or join our existing courses where we share knowledge, tools and methods to empower (your) people on their lifelong development journey. Whatever your choice is, it is bound to be a worthwhile investment towards building our digital future.

What is the goal of the project?

The digital revolution that we are experiencing now is undoubtedly changing the way we live, work and think. Technological developments are everywhere — from connected spaces to artificial intelligence, and from virtual reality to blockchain. But beyond the hype, how can we apply these technologies to address the many urgent issues facing our planet and society while paying attention to the needs of businesses? How can we ensure technology remains inclusive and meaningful? At Digital Society School we set the stage to answer these questions and more. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to help them adapt and become future-proof for the digital world.

What is the result of the project?

Step out of your comfort zone to find innovative solutions for business and societal challenges. We are part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) which allows access to cutting-edge applied research and facilities. Our multidisciplinary teams offer full attention and expertise in design and tech to lend a fresh perspective on your challenge.

We have a strong local and global network which gives you access to the future generation of creators, thinkers and leaders. Work with talent equipped with 21st century competencies who can drive the (digital) transformation within your organisation.

We facilitate lifelong development through our courses and projects to improve business impact. Learn new (digital) tools and methodologies that can inspire and add efficiencies to your day-to-day operations.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The Digital Society School was initiated by Geleyn Meijer, Rector Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; Gijs Gootjes, Co-Founder & Head of Strategy; and Marco van Hout, Co-Founder & Head of Impact.

What is the next step?

Are you curious to learn more about how Digital Society School can help with your organisation’s needs while making a positive impact on society? Get in touch with Wai Feersma Hoekstra ( now.