Harmen van Sprang was working as a freelance innovation consultant in 2013, when he started going to an informal meet-up called shareNL, which was initiated by the founders of sharing services such as Peerby, SnappCar and Konnektid. His enthusiasm for this emerging field led him to the like-minded Pieter van de Glind, with whom he soon co-founded the eponymous shareNL, an organization working together with city governments, corporates, start-ups and research institutes to achieve a mature sharing economy. Ahead of NRC Live’s Deeleconomie event on 27 October, ImpactHub sat down with Harmen to talk about the benefits, challenges, opportunities and future of the sharing (or collaborative)economy. 

Read the interview here.

 

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