Founded: 2003, by Hans Abbink and Sidney Geneste
Managing Director: Hans Abbink
Location: Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Bad Schwalbach (Germany)


About: ASK Community Systems is a Dutch software developer that operates on the intersection between information management and communication support. They develop solutions for Health Care, Safety and Flex Working. ASK strives to help people communicate and coordinate their actions. Relevant, realtime information is communicated to the right people at the right time, making sure that they get what you need, when they need it.

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We at Almende Investments believe that ICT is most valuable when it is used to offer people the opportunity to organize their activities for themselves. Thus we have brought together several companies which are orientated around the concept of self-organization. All these companies use ICT – for instance agent technology or self-learning software – to aid people in organizing their own networks, and thus their own lives.