About us

How we started

August 2016 – A group of students of the CleanMobility project proposed to continue the innovation and start an alumni society. This initiative is what led to what we now know as the Engineers of Innovation.

Started in August of 2016 and officially founded the 2nd of February 2017 based in Amsterdam, Engineers of Innovation is a society for people who want to do more with their knowledge and share it with each other in the form of projects. In these projects, it is possible to work together on great new innovative techniques.

Engineers of Innovation is not just there for sharing knowledge, but also for the community. It is about sharing and having fun, even after your graduation.

It's possible to enter the society if you have studied Engineering or your study participated in the CleanMobility project at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. Did you study one of the previous studies of Engineering ( Elektrotechniek, Engineering Design and Innovation, Product design or Technische bedrijfskunde), you are also eligible to become a member.

Did you not follow one of these studies, but still want to become a member? Just email the board and learn what is possible.

Mission and Vision

In its mission, Engineers of Innovation defines its ground for existence, its values and identity, while the vision casts a glance at the future and describes the desired situation in the long term.

Engineers of Innovation's mission is to make sustainability visible to a wide audience through innovation projects that take place in and around the water.

The vision of the association will remain unchanged and will work in the coming years towards applying technology innovation in the broadest sense of the word. Promoting solidarity between its members and promoting the sustainable entrepreneurial spirit of its members.


  • Activate more members to participate in the maintenance days by emphasizing the common goal and the result. Possible forms of achieving this are movies and short reports about the previous maintenance days.
  • Keep her members informed about the developments within the association
  • Expanding and making use of the network that has been built by the association, so that it is possible that multiple excursions to companies can be planned.

Besides these goals, Engineers of Innovation has also selected 6 goals from the 17 existing SDG's (Sustainable Development Goals). The Chosen goals are:

  • 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

For more insides on the goals and an explanation on how we plan to reach those, please read the policy plan available on the formalities section

The current project is building, improving and sailing with a solar boat. With this solar boat, the society participates in the Solar Sport One races and the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge race in Monaco. Many of our members have experience with a solar boat project, during their study at the University. Since we are not students anymore, and we liked the solar boat project so much, we want to do these kinds of projects with our society.

The society has members from different studies which makes a very multidisciplinary group. This means that there is a lot of knowledge from different levels. For example, the group consists of (ex)students and graduates of the studies "Engineering, Design and Innovation" and "Electrical Engineering". This group can collaborate closely and finds innovation and technology an important part of its own development.

The team


Mechanical construction

The calculations and simulations of the mechanical structures.

Mechanical processor

Creating the mechanical structures after the calculation


The detailed coordination of the team involving people, facilities, or supplies.

Electrical hardware design

Creating and testing the hardware for the electrical team

Electrical software design

Creating the software for the hardware


All which help the  society with money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.

The board

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Dedier Chaigneau

Chairman 2017-2023

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Jelle Zeilstra

Secretary 2019-2023

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Floris Romeijn

Treasurer 2019-2023

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Sander van Doesburg

Board Member 2019-2023


The home address of all board members is available upon request. Due to the privacy concerns, post can also be sent to address of the society: Portengen 93 3628EC Kockengen.

The board of Engineers of Innovation does not receive any form of payment, this is strictly forbidden and stated in the statues. Currently, Engineers of Innovation doesn't have any paid employees and is fully governed by volunteers.

Engineers of Innovation is officially registered at the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) in Amsterdam with the register number:  67985041

RSIN: 857253840

Engineers of Innovation is registered at the Rabobank with the account number: NL65RABO0316594954

The Statutes are available via the following link:
Download the statutes here

The internal society rules are available via the following link:
Download the internal society rules

The minutes of the general meeting are available via the following link:
Download the minutes

The Policy plan 2022-2025 of the society is available via the following link:
Download the policy plan 2022-2025

The Financial report of the society year 2021 is available via the following link:
Download the financial report