The initiators of the Chair, Van Spaendonck and TIAS School for Business and Society see that cooperation develops rapidly in all forms and strengthens innovation. Partnerships are at the heart of our economy. The Chair of Innovative Collaboration cooperation in the broadest sense: formal and informal investigations; on long and short term; between profit, non-profit organizations and Government. Ultimately, this will bring us more insight in the functioning of the economy. Dr. Ferry Koster is appointed Professor at the Chair of Innovative Collaboration of TIAS School for Business and Society and Van Spaendonck.