Eric Haas

Eric is a co-founder of the Osmos Network, focused on the organisation’s business development.

With an education in business administration and after a decade of experience in corporate business development, Eric moved into conceiving and developing entrepreneurial projects.  


Eric is a dynamic thinker, has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves team development based on collective value.  He is a keen listener, a diplomatic facilitator and impassioned communicator: qualities that make him a great asset for co-creation.  Eric has a passion for (social) innovation and urban development with a focus on strategy, business development and entrepreneurship. He is quick to grasp core problems and reach viable ideas built on twenty-five years of business experience.


Eric has a particular passion for food, agriculture and HoReCa. He developed strategies to re-activate military forts located around Amsterdam. He launched a grocery shop based on a local farm-to-fork philosophy. He helped develop the Plantage-lab to test community based urban agriculture.    

  • Diploma – Academy of Photography, Amsterdam (NL)
  • MSc Technical Business Administration – University of Twente (NL)
Professional experience
  • Creative strategy and social entrepreneurship – Green Concepts (NL)
  • Freelance documentary photography and concept development (NL)
  • Business development – Business Architects (NL)
  • General Management – ING Bank (NL & PL)


Language skills

Dutch (native)

English (fluent)

German (fluent)

Polish (basic speaking)

Eric's insights


Connecting Nature

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A European research program (H2020) developing nature based solutions: ‘bringing nature to cities and cities to nature’.

Everyone else

Adrian Hill

Adrian is a founding partner of the Osmos Network responsible for general operations with expertise in production in cities and ecological systems.


Hanne Van Reusel

Hanne is an Osmos Network partner bringing the team expertise on the commons, participative processes and the development of public space.


Julia Rocha

Julia is an Osmos collaborator with expertise in visual communications and public space.


Laurens Van der Cruyssen

Laurens is an Osmos Network partner bringing the network expertise in psychology, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and human-centred design.


Liana Simmons

Liana is an Osmos expert bringing the network a strong foundation in collaboration and cooperation to empower local and regional organisations and communities.


Marco Kooistra

Marco is a founding partner of the Osmos Network responsible for the organisation’s financial management. He brings the network extensive expertise in finance, fiscal strategy, business management and accounting.


Michael Kaethler

Michael is an Osmos expert bringing the network theoretical and methodological skills to address complex and systemic problems often rooted at an epistemological (knowledge) or ontological (being) level.


Nienke Schachtschabel

Nienke is an Osmos expert based Amsterdam (NL). She brings the network extensive experience in visual communication, design research and in agro-ecology.


Stephan Kampelmann

Stephan is a co-founder and expert of the Osmos Network bringing the network practical experience and theoretical knowledge on local economics, resource management and governance within bio-based production chains.


Toha De Brant

Toha is an Osmos expert bringing the network expertise in anthropology and years of practical experience with community building, advocacy and grass-roots development. As a passionate photographer, she also supports the team with documentation of events.

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