About NL AIC

The diligence with which we act now determines the control over our future with significant effects already within the coming ten years. The Netherlands must, therefore, build and maintain a strong and distinctive position in both the development and the application of AI. All of that requires a collaborative approach, in which government, industry, educational and research institutions, and civil society organisations work together.
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Programme team

The Programme Team is the engine of the NL AIC and brings together all the knowledge and experience from the working groups in building blocks and AI application areas. It advises and informs the Strategy Team and is responsible for the implementation of policies to the participating organisations.

Arjan Walinga

Chair working group Built Environment

Ben Schaap

Chair working group Agriculture and Nutrition

Don Ginsel

Chair working group Financial Services

Elja Daae

Chair working group Public Services

Emma Bicknese

Coordinator working group Security, Peace and Justice

Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Chair working group Culture and Media

Floor Michels – Swinkels

AI hub Brainport

Geert Kuiper

Chair working group Defence

Greet Vink

EU Liaison

Huub Keizers

Coordinator working group Built Environment

Irvette Tempelman

Chairman working group Human-oriented AI

Jeroen Visscher

Chair working group Education

Joris den Bruinen

Chair working group Security, Peace and Justice

Josée Verbeek

Communications advisor

Jouke Kardolus

Coordinator working group Agriculture and Nutrition

Katja van Kranenburg

Chair working group Human Capital

Kees van der Klauw

Coalition manager

Laurens van der Molen


Maarten van Steen

Chair working group Research and Innovation

Margriet van Schijndel

Coordinator working group Mobility, Transport and Logistics

Marnix Krikke

Chair working group Port and Maritime

Martijn Bekking

Coordinator working group Public Services

Marvin van Haelen

Communications advisor

Mathijs de Weerdt

Chair working Group Energy and Sustainability

Matthijs Olde

Coordinator working group Defence

Miriam de Groot – Veronesi

Chair working group Start-ups and Scale-ups

Náhani Oosterwijk

Coordinator working group Human Centric AI

Patrick Blommerde

Chair working group Technical Industry

Pepijn Groen

Coordinator working group Data Sharing

Peter Verkoulen

Chair working group Data Sharing

Pieter Jeekel

Chair working group Healthcare

Pieter van Kuilenburg

Coordinator working group Healthcare

René Montenarie

Coordinator working group Human Capital

Rosemarie van Veen – Oei

Coordinator working group Culture and Media

Sabine Herbrink

Coalition secretary

Sophie van Eck

Coalition coordinator

Stefan Leijnen

Coordinator working group Research and Innovation

Willeke Klinker


Yvonne Kooi

AI hub Northern Netherlands

Building blocks

The NL AIC collaborates on the necessary common knowledge and expertise, resulting in five themes, also called building blocks. Those are important for a robust impact in economic and social sectors.


AI is a generic technology that is ultimately applicable in all sectors. For the development of knowledge and experience in the use of AI in the Netherlands, it is essential to focus on specific industries that are relevant to our country. These industries can achieve excellent results, and knowledge and experience that can be leveraged for application in other sectors.

Become a participant

The Netherlands AI Coalition is convinced that active collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders is essential to stimulate and connect initiatives in Artificial Intelligence. Within fields of expertise and with other stakeholders in the ecosystem to achieve the most significant result possible in the development and application of AI in the Netherlands. Representatives from the business community (large, small, start-up), government, research and educational institutions and civil society organisations can participate.
Interested? For more information, see the page about participation.