For about 20 years André has been involved with strategy, innovation, and change management with executives of large enterprises and SME’s.
André Knol is the founder and CEO of Innomics Enterprise Accelerator. In the past years, the team of Innomics ran diverse Innovation Programs (in total over 100 small and medium-sized companies) and Innovation Challenges (in total over 500 teams from large enterprises and startups), Accelerator Programs (in total over 100 teams from several large enterprises and startups), Masterclasses (in total over 500 employees from several large enterprises), Executive Board Sessions and workshops with large enterprises in The Netherlands and abroad. Innomics builds, activates, and grows the innovation ecosystems – in AgriFood, Sustainable Development, Smart Cities, Circular Economy – to succeed in breakthrough innovation and position The Netherlands as a world leader. This resulted in the development of the GO!-NH Accelerator sustainable mobility (2018 and 2019), circular economy (2018 and 2019), and sustainable innovation (2020) commissioned by the province of Noord-Holland and many more Challenges with partners like Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum, Techport and Rabobank.
In January 2014 André Knol founded InnoLeaps, together with the co-founders of Startupbootcamp. André Knol led InnoLeaps until mid-2016 and has grown the company of around 30 experts with clients like Vodafone, Ahold, Allen Overy, Philips, Rabobank, Thales, Achmea, and Liberty Global International. He sold the company to focus on Innomics and working on innovation and transformation for good.
Currently, André hold the position of founder and CEO of Innomics, Innovation for Good, and is co-founder and board member of YESandMORE.