Humanities Venture Lab

The Humanities Venture Lab is tuned to facilitate the many forms of innovation in the humanities. It offers a stimulating environment for humanities start-ups to stage experiments and to present themselves. The Humanities Venture Lab offers dedicated coaching to enable University of Amsterdam (PhD) students, staff and alumni to valorize their academic knowledge by developing a humanities minded enterprise.

Central to the Lab are the concepts of inspiration, innovation and impact.

Do you have a creative idea and are you keen on transforming it into a successful business or NGO? The Humanities Venture Lab offers a lively collaborative space that gives you room to develop your ideas and exchange them with your peers. In addition, the Lab functions as a platform for education about entrepreneurship. As such, the impact of humanities research is increased and students enjoy additional career advancement options.

The Humanities Lab continuous program entails the following activities:

  • Coaching business and NGO developer
    Wednesdays and Fridays, by appointment
  • Master course for humanities master students
  • Explore, bootcamp and accelerator programs
  • Work spaces in a community of humanities startups and professionals.

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the Humanities Venture Lab via

The Humanities Venture Lab is located at the University of Amsterdam’s Humanities Hub, at the heart of the historic city. This is also  home to the Faculty of Humanities and the University Library. Adding to this, several national humanities research institutes are located here which are part of the KNAW (Royal Academy of Science). The close proximity of the museums, cultural institutions and media organizations add to the unique position and strength of this Amsterdam humanities cluster.

Humanities Venture Lab
Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, E0.05
1012 CN Amsterdam
Website Humanities Venture Lab