How to start your own Startup in Residence programme?

On this page we have gathered all tools, resources and links to inspire and help guide you in the
process of building your own Startup in Residence Programme. By sharing tips and insights from the
collective knowledge of all SIR editions in Amsterdam en the Netherlands, the following tools are
created: the Startup in Residence Manual, the Pianoo Instruction Manual, the MOOC (Dutch only)
and the Impact Report.

Startup in Residence Manual

Do you want to explore new ways of working? Set up and run a SIR programme? Or develop and/or
expand an existing SIR programme?

This toolkit is a step-by-step guide to set-up and run a SIR programme. It is a workbook with “how-
to’s” per step, worksheets and insights from previous programmes and contains a library with useful
attachments. Use this toolkit to run a SIR programme from beginning to end. Or, pick the elements
you want to use in your SIR programme, skipping those less relevant to you. It’s a clickable pdf, so do
jump around.

You can find the manual here, for Dutch click here.


The Pianoo Instruction Manual

PIANOo, the Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre, has published an introduction about Startup in Residence. Do you want to be inspired and read how to apply the SiR method? Have a look here.


The MOOC (Dutch only)

Hear first-hand experiences and testimonials about SiR from different government officers. OMOOC has published a series of video’s. How can government bodies react quickly and innovatively to societal issues by using the SiR method?


Impact Report

What is the impact of Startup in Residence? This question was asked in 2018 and answered with the impact report. Next to a summary of the previous years you can read about success stories, the how and why, lessons learned and recommendation for the future. Curious? Have a look here. For Dutch click here.