THNX: A world-class institute for creatives
THNK is a good illustration of the road taken by the municipality of Amsterdam in its cultural and creative talent development policies. THNK is an international school, a think-tank, a research centre and an incubator born in Amsterdam. It has been founded as a joint initiative of the private sector in cooperation with the Dutch Prime Minister and the Dutch Innovation Platform. Its purposes are to accelerate the development of creative leaders and to create innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing and inspiring challenges. THNK has a clear international vocation. The centre, which already involves participants and staff hailing from more than 60 countries, opened its first international locations in Vancouver and Lisbon at the end of 2014, and it is currently pursuing potential expansions in Aruba, Shanghai and the Middle East. Every THNK location offers challenging topics and leadership programmes relevant to the city and the region.