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Knowledge Centres

Knowledge Centres and Affiliated Institutes of the Amsterdam Business School

Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation (ACBI)

Independent academic partner for strengthening the innovation-driven competitiveness of organisations, sectors and regions based on validated insights with respect to business innovation.

Amsterdam Centre for Corporate Finance (ACCF)

The Amsterdam Centre for Corporate Finance (ACCF) is a think tank specialising in the financial management of corporations and the operations of the financial sector. The ACCF promotes high quality research at the point where financial theory and corporate policy intersect. The ACCF is supported by major financial and industrial corporations and affiliated with the Amsterdam Business School.

Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE Incubator)

ACE is an Amsterdam-based university incubator. At ACE Incubator we are passionate about helping students, researchers, alumni and tech professionals develop their innovative tech and science-based ideas into successful companies. We offer the best training & support, and access to an extensive network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Our activities empower Amsterdam-based innovators to create and grow their high impact ventures.

Join the ACE programme in different stages of developing your company, whether you are just starting out (Ready to Start) or developing your startup into the next phase (Ready to Scale). ACE's support programmes cover all stages of business creation and development, in order to teach you how to translate your science or high-tech concept into a feasible company. For more information visit:

ACE is part of UvA Ventures Holding.

Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE)

The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE) is a joint initiative of the economics and law faculties of the University of Amsterdam. The objective of the ACLE is to promote high-quality research in the fields at the interface of law and economics. The ACLE presently associates around twenty scholars in law and economics, ranging from full professors to PhD students. The Center's main focus areas are: Competition and Regulation, Corporate Governance and Law and Foundations of Law and Economics.

Amsterdam Centre for Research In International Finance (CIFRA)

CIFRA was established in 1998 and operates within the international network of top research centres in finance. CIFRA promotes the exchange and development of new ideas and methodologies in financial economics. Currently CIFRA’s main themes are International Financial Integration and Corporate Finance and Banking. CIFRA performs an active role in the organisation of international workshops, supports PhD students’ research, maintains an active visitor programme and promotes an open flow of communication between policymakers, financial sector practitioners and academics.

Amsterdam People Analytics Center (APAC)

The Amsterdam People Analytics Center (APAC) helps facilitate partnerships between industry and academia in the area of people analytics.

A Sustainable Future (ASF)

A Sustainable Future (ASF) is a research PLATFORM integrating the Amsterdam School of Economics and the Amsterdam Business School faculty research on key societal themes. It takes inspirations from the sustainability themes recommended by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is endorsed by our College van Bestuur.

Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics (IBIS UvA)

The Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam supports quality and efficiency improvement initiatives based on its expertise in the field of statistical methodology. IBIS UvA has over 15 years of experience with (Lean) Six Sigma. The institute is owned by the University of Amsterdam, and is seen internationally as a center of expertise in Lean Six Sigma and industrial statistics.