Waag Society develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an intermediate between the arts, science and the media. Waag Society cooperates with cultural, public and private parties.
Waag Society is housed in two historic monuments in Amsterdam, de Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Waag Society was founded in 1994 by Caroline Nevejan and Marleen Stikker. Stikker also initiated the Digital City, the first internet community in The Netherlands. It has developed into a interdisciplinary medialab, where besides research and development there is room for experiment with new technology, art and culture. Waag Society divides its activities in five social domains: Healthcare, Culture, Society (public domain), Education and Sustainability.
Waag Society is one of the founders of Creative Commons Netherlands, the alternative licensing system that enables authors, artists, scientists and teachers to handle their copyright in a flexible way.