Digital innovation at Arcadis


Our people work on projects that really transform the way citizens work, live and move in the cities of the future. Digital innovation plays an important role in this space. We are engaged in various initiatives to help strengthen our digital transformation. We are continuously expanding our digital and data expertise, for example, through the acquisition of the software and analytics firm SEAMS. We are also activating digital leadership throughout the company: we have established a knowledge partnership with Vlerick Business School. This includes a three-day Digital Leadership Program, tailored to accelerate the digital transformation within our business and industry. And these are just some of the initiatives that are part Arcadis’ city-centric vision and strategy of continued digital innovation and growth.


We have to establish both internal and external initiatives to identify and carefully grow ‘the new’. We are serious about being a digital frontrunner in our industry and therefore we have to develop certain value propositions ourselves, as well as co-create and buy into what happens at the frontier through early stage ventures.

Patrick van Hoof
Global Director Innovation at Arcadis

Shaping cities of the future through digital

The Digital Innovation Hub, in central Amsterdam, explores opportunities to develop new products and services. The hub will operate as a development center for Arcadis’ product and development group, and it will be home to the 3-month Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, powered by Techstars

The 10 innovative startups are as follows

Urban Data Eye (Spain)

Data analytics on use of public space, by applying Artificial Intelligence on the life stream of cameras

ModelMe3D (Netherlands)

City and asset digitization and 3D real time master planning platform

Iomob (Spain)

Blockchain enabled mobility as a service platform

Etalyc (United States)

Data analytics play applied to traffic management systems

Senscity (Australia)

Climate change impact assessment platform to inform investment decisions on cities’ green spaces

CAALA (Germany)

Sustainable building design and carbon footprint optimization across the entire asset life cycle

Cityflag (United States)

City/citizen engagement platform, social network for city services

Kndrd CoLiving (United States)

Housing as a service, Proptech for the coliving industry

Mela Works (United Kingdom)

Real-time project and task management field collaboration application

Pause (United States)

Meditation pods with companion software for public spaces

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