Founding Director Waag Futurelab
Marleen Stikker is the founder and executive director of Waag Futurelab in Amsterdam. She also founded ‘De Digitale Stad’ (The Digital City) in 1993, the first virtual community introducing free public access to the internet in Amsterdam. In 1994, she co-founded Waag with Caroline Nevejan. Since its inception, Waag has grown into a leading European research institute for technology and society, encouraging active citizenship by developing open, fair, and inclusive technology.