About us

“Almende” is an old Dutch word that can be translated in English as ‘commons’, which is a term used in pre-industrial times to designate those parts of the environment for which customary law exacted specific forms of community respect. People called commons that part of the environment which lay beyond their own thresholds and outside of their own possessions, to which, however, they had recognized claims of usage, not to produce commodities but to provide for the substinence of their households.

Mission and Vision

Our vision is that the ‘commons’ offered by modern technology will be better used when individuals participate to the ‘global brain’ by applying the principles of self-organization. Our mission is then to create innovative ICT solutions to empower human beings to better organize their lives in an increasingly complex world.

History

Founded in 2000, we are a Dutch SME based in Rotterdam, working on R&D solutions applying on several domains of ICT. Our staff is very diverse in skills, level of education, and country of origin: this original mix allows us to propose innovative solutions to challenging problems, delivering cutting-edge solutions commercialized via our spin-off companies, all belonging to the ‘Almende Investments’-group.

Meet the team

We are a diverse team of researchers, developers, and consultants; driven people that want to make self-organization happen. Click on team member to go to their LinkedIn page. 

Carolyn Langen

Research Engineer

Andries Stam

CEO

Zahra Sedghi Gamechi

Research Developer

Ole Luhmann

Robotics Engineer

Dewi Schippers

Marketing and Communication

Leander van maarschalkerwaard

Intern

Jan Kraaijeveld

Senior Consultant

Mariët Lakens

Financial Controller

Kostas van Goor

Partner

Luís Manteigas da Cunha

Research Engineer

Merijn van Tooren

Researcher/Developer

Luigi Dania

Working student robotics

Ludo Stellingwerff

Senior Software Engineer

Peet van Tooren

Founder

Milou Jacobs

Junior Innovation Manager

Martijn van der Marel

Researcher/Developer

Gijs Tempelman

Junior Innovation Manager

Tijmen van Enckevort

Intern

Réka Bérci-Hajnovics

Robotics Engineer

Fabiana Laufer

Senior Software Engineer

Hans Abbink

Founder

Jan Peter Larsen

Partner

Adan Mabira

Intern

Aad Nales

Partner

Kevin Keijzer

Senior Systems Engineer

Carlos Hermans

Researcher/Developer

Bart Bootsma

Robotics Engineer

Veronika Bojtar

Intern

Subsidiaries

Almende has numerous spin-off companies that formed as a result of innovative projects or ideas. These companies are independent but fall under the umbrella of Almende Investments.

Rithm

Tailor-made software and secondment

Niceday

Digital mental healthcare

Crownstone

Localisation and energy management

StandBy Solutions

Location-based accessibility

Attenza

Palliative and chronic healthcare

TeamTelefoon

Communication for care teams

DoBots

Robotics and automation

SAFE

Location based communication

QRing

Lost and found solution

Sol psychotherapie

Innovative Psychotherapy

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Contact or visit us

Stationsplein 45 – Unit D1.116,  3013AK  Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 404 9444
info@almende.com