We work together with the following partners: Improving Mainport Schiphol

Schiphol is one of the mainports of the Netherlands and wants to become Europe's Preferred Airport. For this reason, we are constantly striving to improve our airport on all fronts. However, we can't do this alone. Through the following partnerships and collaboration agreements, we promote groundbreaking innovations that enable us to provide an optimal passenger experience and guarantee a sustainable and safe airport for local residents, employees and passengers alike.


SIM Innovative Mainport Alliance

An easily accessible and safe airport is important to passengers, local residents, employees and business travellers. Responsibility for this is part of our mission to maintain and expand upon Mainport Schiphol. We therefore collaborate with KLM, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) within the Innovative Mainport Alliance (SIM) partnership. The main goal of this venture is to improve accessibility and airport processes by means of innovative technology.

Knowledge and Development Centre (KDC)

The Knowledge and Development Centre (KDC) was set up together with KLM and Air Traffic Control the Netherlands. The goal of this agreement is to devise valuable and innovative solutions for the sustainable development of Mainport Schiphol. The KDC supports and develops a wide range of projects intended to research sustainable, safe and optimal use of airspace in order to find solutions.

Kennis voor Klimaat

Royal Schiphol Group is also a participant in the national Kennis voor Klimaat (Knowledge for Climate) programme. Situated more than four metres below sea level, Schiphol is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. From a water management point of view, the airport is in one of the most complex and vulnerable urban regions in the world. The objective of this partnership is to make Schiphol climate-proof by developing and sharing knowledge. In this way, we contribute to the sustainability of Mainport Schiphol's business operations whilst maintaining the balance with our environs, both now and in the future.

Local Community Contact Centre Schiphol (BAS)

Local residents can turn to the Schiphol Local Community Contact Centre (BAS) if they have any questions about air traffic, runway use, approach paths, safety or Schiphol policy. The expert staff at the centre will know who can answer the question or process the complaint and will ensure it is brought to the attention of the right person. BAS is a joint initiative of Air Traffic Control the Netherlands and Royal Schiphol Group.

Mainport Innovation Fund II (MIF II)

At the end of 2009, KLM, Royal Schiphol Group, Rabobank and Delft University of Technology established the Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF). In 2015, the Port of Amsterdam and Dutch Railways (NS) also joined, ushering in the era of MIF II. This investment fund supports innovative technological entrepreneurs by providing them with funding, expertise and access to its international partner network. MIF II focuses on innovation in the logistics, transport and aviation sectors.

International Patient Center

Royal Schiphol Group, Erasmus Medical Centre and KLM Health Services have created a joint initiative called the International Patient Center the Netherlands (IPC). This initiative allows Schiphol to make high-quality Dutch healthcare accessible to patients from abroad. The IPC will assist international patients and referring physicians in their search for a consultation or medical treatment at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. Schiphol will arrange medical transport, facilities and accommodation for the international patient in partnership with KLM Health Services.