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Broker for IMPACT

IFE finds innovators with solutions to global challenges, puts them in the spotlight and connects them to relevant stakeholders.

Building on the success of TEDxBinnenhof, Ideas From Europe (IFE) was launched in 2015 with the aim to find innovators with potential solutions to global challenges throughout Europe, put them in the spotlight, and connect them to relevant stakeholders. The IFE-approach worked: Europe’s game-changing innovators were identified and interconnected in IFE’s ecosystem. In 2017 IFE announced its new approach, moving from the incidental scaling of one entrepreneur or one solution to a systematic scaling approach for the entire comprehensive innovative solution with economic and societal impact. Check out our themes to get some more feeling with how it works.

IFE is an independent program supported by the Dutch Government, the European Commission and also by public and private partners in 28 EU Member States. The IFE programme is formally run by the Sustainable Scale-up Foundation (SSF) based in the Netherlands.

SSF maintains a lean approach to a organisational structure and works primarily with external experts. Our team currently consists of strategists and experienced professionals in the areas of governance, policy making, data intelligence, platform technology, (social) media, (digital) communication, business development and event management.

IFE uses the Value Track approach provided by the Value Track Network Ltd. For more information click here.

  • Sonja van Meerbeek

    Sonja van Meerbeek

    Managing Director

  • Tess Rutgers van Rozenburg - Rottier

    Tess Rutgers van Rozenburg - Rottier

    Strategy Partner / Value Track Lead

  • Zuzana Wilms

    Zuzana Wilms

    Head of Operations

  • Mats Spitholt

    Mats Spitholt

    Value Track Specialist

  • Linda van Duivenbode

    Linda van Duivenbode

    Value Track Lead Renewable Energy and Space Wisdom

  • Martijn Seijger

    Martijn Seijger

    Value Track lead Space Wisdom

  • HJ Arendshorst Profile Photo Final

    Harm Jan Arendshorst

    Value track lead People Flows

  • Yori foto

    Chairman Sustainable Scale-up Foundation

  • Foto Martin Spitholt

    Martin Spitholt

    Board member Sustainable Scale-up Foundation