The very best of the Dutch innovators, joined by corporates, influencers and our partners, will come together at the 12th edition of the Innovation Awards: the highlight of our yearly innovation journey.

This year’s program will be truly exceptional with 40+ Round tables, mind boggling Innovation Specials, 20+ Deep dive specials and much more. We'll shortly announce the entire program here.

Full program

We proudly present the full program of the 2018 summit



We highly encourage all Innovation Summit visitors to come by public transportation. From Train Station Maarssenit’s only a mile left, The Last Mile, to the location of this year’s Innovation Summit: DeFabrique. We want to ensure an innovative ride from the moment you step out of the train to the awards ceremony where the winners are crowned. Therefore, together with our partners, we will transport you in the innovative vehicles to DeFabrique. Curious how the route of The Last Mile looks like? Take a look at the video.


1. Start your day taking the train to the Train Station Maarssen.

2. The Last Mile starts at 07:30 AMuntil the end of the Summit from Train Station Maarssen.

3. Enjoy the ride during The Last Mile at the DeFabrique with one of our partners and their most innovative vehicle.


We are honored to present the participating partners that make The Last Mile possible: Jaguar, BMW, Renault, Nissan, VW, & Pon. These partners will provide you with the most innovative, interesting and fun mobility solutions to reach the DeFabrique.


Use Tranzer, the newest mobility application, to find your transport to station Maarssen. Tranzer lets you find the best option in time, price and comfort in Public Transport, and allows you choose, pay and travel, all in one app by your mobile phone.

By Car

If you do choose to travel by car, please be aware that there are NO parking spaces available at DeFabrique. Therefore, we have arranged a special parking area for all Innovation Summit guests. Shuttle service will take you from the parking areas to DeFabrique all day. Please use Herenweg 53a, 3602 AN, Maarssen in your navigation to drive to the parking area directly or follow the traffic signs 'P DeFabrique Vol - Volg P Accenture'. Please note that this adds 20 minutes extra travel time to your planning!


We welcome our innovative ‘Class of 2018’! Learn more about the competition and our network of game changers! Are you ready for the AIA18 innovation journey?


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