Centre for Applied Research of the Faculty on Digital Media & Creative Industries

For companies and organisations

Meet talent and develop innovative products with our researchers.

The knowledge center of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry (FDMCI) researches and develops digital applications and models together with the creative industry, IT sector and social/cultural organisations. The overarching theme for all research is Citizen Empowerment.

There are different ways an organisation can take part:


Our research groups work together with cutting-edge partners in media, gaming, design, fashion, IT and culture to undertake research projects. Together, we search out (new) knowledge and innovations within these sectors. The resulting knowledge is shared, both with each other and via education.


As a Lab Industry Leader of one of our labs, you are closely involved with a lab’s research. Young talents, researchers and businesses work together to research and develop digital applications. Current Lab Industry Leaders include organisations such as Cisco, Digital LBi and Info.nl.


Join the Knowledge Mile and work together on the most intelligent street in the Netherlands with partners such as the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), KPN, NS, Bell Labs, Rabobank and Waag Society. Is your business located in the area that runs from Amstelplein to Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam? Or do you want to use the Knowledge Mile to test, develop or showcase one of your products or ideas? For more information, contact our community manager Maarten Terpstra.

Do you want to work together with the knowledge center of the Faculty of FDMCI in another manner? Or are you interested in currently running research? We’d love to hear from you. Make contact with Sabine Niederer, general manager.

14 October 2020