André Knol is the founder and CEO of Innomics Enterprise Accelerator.
Innomics drives innovation, business and social impact for small and medium sized companies, large enterprises and multinationals. Top down, through innovation strategy facilitation and innovation portfolio management. And bottom up, accelerating teams with a new mindset, skillset and toolset to compete in a world full of potential disruptions and social change. In the past years the team of Innomics ran diverse Innovation Programs (in total over 100 small and medium sized companies) and Innovation Challenges (in total over 1.000 teams from large enterprises and startups), Accelerator Programs (in total over 100 teams from several large enterprises and startups), Masterclasses (in total over 500 employees from several large enterprises), Executive Board Sessions, Bootcamp Weeks and workshops with large enterprises in The Netherlands and abroad. Innomics builds, activates and grows the innovation ecosystems – in AgriFood, Smart Cities, Circular Economy – to succeed in breakthrough innovation and Sustainable Development.
This resulted in the development of the GO!-NH Accelerator sustainable mobility (2018 and 2019) and circular economy (2018 and 2019) commissioned by the province of Noord-Holland and many more Challenges with partners like Haarlemmermeer, Techport and Rabobank.
In January 2014 André Knol founded InnoLeaps, together with the co-founders of Startupbootcamp. André Knol led InnoLeaps until mid 2016 and has grown the company of around 30 experts with clients like Vodafone, Ahold, Allen Overy, Philips, Rabobank, Thales, Achmea and Liberty Global International. Knol is considered to be one of the pioneers using Lean Startup principles combined with change and stakeholder management in Innovation programs and Accelerators for large enterprises and multinationals.
André is a frequently invited keynote speaker at seminars and guest at BNR Newsradio about entrepreneurial affairs and corporate innovation. He’s the author of several articles and two books ’ Massa is kassa’ (Mass equals Cash), ’Opmaak voor verandering’ (Format for Change) and the recent publication ‘Future of Living Roadmap’. Currently André is writing a new book named ‘Transformers Playbook’ (2019) – A guide for innovators and executives to build, develop and scale the next wave of growth.