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 Fighter pilot – November 9th

Ministry of Defense: Opening up the organization for digital innovation November 9th 2018, KINTalks For the newest edition of KINTalks, we invited lieutenant colonel Patrick Vreeburg, working as Chief Air […]

Impression – KIN Castle weekend

The KIN Castle Weekend had it all: blue skies, Autumn leaves, a scavenger hunt through Belgian hills, and a six course meal prepared by teams of colleagues who turned out […]

Anastasia Sergeeva selected as member of the Amsterdam Young Academy!

This Fall, the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA) kicked off with 30 talented young scientists of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The AYA is an […]

Hiring! Assistant Professor Information Systems Management for Digital Transformation

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK) Voor 1.0 fte Vacaturenummer 18395 VU onderdeel: Extern Are you an ambitious and outstanding scholar in the field of Information Systems Management for Digital Transformation? Then Vrije […]

KIN is Hiring! Full/Associate & Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Are you a scholar in the field of Work and Organizing in the “Digital Society”? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position […]

Designerly Ways of Innovating Track organized by Fleur Deken and colleagues

Fleur Deken, Gerda Gemser, @Daved Barry, and Nico Klenner organize the track “Designerly ways of innovating” at the Academy for Design Innovation & Management conference. The call for papers is […]

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. […]

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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!