KIN is all about Digital Innovation. We are fascinated by the ways in which the use and development of digital innovations affect the way we work and organize.

We conduct research, organize consortia, provide executive education, and host masterclasses on a variety of topics such as data & analytics, creativity & design, innovation processes, crowdsourcing, and much more. Our mission is to make the world a better place in the digital era: we bring together academia and practice to truly understand the social and long-term consequences of digital innovations in organizations.

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Impression – KINTalk on Bird – September 21st

On Friday the 21st of September, we hosted another great KINTalk. This time on the Bird. Patrick Studener presented the talk. Bird is a fast growing Los Angeles based startup focused […]

Dr. Maura Soekijad and dr. Anastasia Sergeeva host OLKC track on Algorithmic Technologies

Dr. Maura Soekijad and dr. Anastasia Sergeeva are organizing a specialized conference track on algorithmic technologies and their implications for work and organizing. This track is part of 13th International […]

KIN is Hiring! Program Manager for our Professional Learning Programs!

The KIN Center for Digital Innovation is a multi-disciplinary research institute on digital innovation and is part of the School of Business and Economics of the VU University of Amsterdam. […]

NEWS: Strategic Management Society Event in Amsterdam – Navigating the Platform Business Model: Strategies, Challenges and Best Practices

Hans Berends will be part of this event on Platform Business Models. The event aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners in the field of platforms and ecosystems. With […]

NEWS: KIN is Hiring! PhD–position for Organizing Data-Driven Business Models

Are you our next PhD student who wants to conduct qualitative research on data-driven business models for connected products? With intensive supervision and training by leading researchers in the KIN Center […]

Digital Innovation & Sustainability

Digital innovations are not only highly interesting in more technological settings, new digital technologies offer a host of possibilities in different industries and contexts. In the field of sustainability, and […]

BLOG: KIN Summerschool 2018 on Digital Transformation, AI, and The Future of Work

This KIN Summer School is organized by the KIN Center for Digital Innovation of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, together with the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). During 4 intensive days participants […]

BLOG: Study on Social Technologies at Dutch Tax Office

With the radical change from an industrial to a knowledge society comes the increased significance and autonomy of knowledge workers. Developments in technology and society have given rise to more […]

BLOG: Discussing Research & Winning Awards at EGOS 2018

Between July 4th and 7th, several researchers from our group have presented and discussed their research at the European Group of Organization Studies Conference 2018, in Tallinn. The theme of […]

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At KIN, we study the development, use, implications and business value of digital innovations. This research is conducted by a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with academic backgrounds in business administration, sociology, communication science, anthropology, philosophy, engineering, industrial design, and computer science. Find out about some of our latest top-tier publications!

Executive Program

Digital innovation & transformation: we hear the term all the time and we all have to do something with it. But why? What is digital transformation exactly? What are some of the challenges and opportunities for organizations? How does digital innovation affect the ways in which we work and organize? What types of ethical dillema's and social consequences do we need to think about?

Interested to learn about Digital Innovation & and Transformation?

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Interactive workshops and masterclasses on digital innovation

We regularly organize interactive masterclasses on digital innovation topics. Some of our previous masterclasses were on Open Banking, Data Driven Business Model Innovation, and Creativity & Design for Innovation. Central to our approach is combining insights from our rich scientific studies with practical implications that help professionals and organizations to think further than the hypes.

Join us in our upcoming masterclasses on Platforms & Ecosystems, the changing role of the IT function, Crowdsourcing, and many more!