Creative Technology

We believe that good material is very important. Creative Technology (ECT) ensures that HKU continues to lead the way, through having modern facilities and the best workshops.

What do we do?

Technology helps to innovate art. New forms of art creation and experience become possible through technological developments. Take virtual reality, for example, or motion capture, robots and 3D printers. Developments are taking place very rapidly. HKU wants to lead the way and quickly apply all this new technology in its art education. We make this possible, by conducting research, giving advice and sharing knowledge, along with the HKU schools, locations workshops and computer service.
We make sure that HKU continues to lead the way, through having modern facilities and the best workshops.

Take a look at our state-of-the-art-workspaces!


We conduct research into technological developments, sketches possibilities and shares knowledge and experience about technology in relation to art and creativity. In this way, we stimulate multidisciplinary work connections and show how technology can make the arts better and more beautiful; for example, in one of our Futurelabs.


Well-equipped workshops, studios and rooms are very important to HKU’s education and research. We advise workshop assistants and managers on the purchase of material and technical equipment.


We bring HKU staff together, to cooperate and to learn from one another about how to use and maintain new and existing technology and equipment. We ensure that knowledge is shared within the organisation and that we keep using new technology in the long term.

Our activities


In FutureLabs, lecturers, researchers, workshop and technical assistants, and students experiment with new technology.

Follow us

Crea Tech Mailing

Read all about ones, zeros and art in the two-weekly mailing from Creative Technology.


In this blog, staff share results, findings, tips, experiments and other interesting information.


On Instagram, we share what our experiments, work sessions and labs look like and what goes on behind the scenes.


Via GitHub, the centre provides open-source software to staff and students.

Project campus

Staff share their projects here. You can log in with your HKU account

Who we are

  • The following people are working at Creative Technology, or are associated with it through one of the HKU schools.

    Marinka Copier
    Martijn van Gessel
    Mikal van Leeuwen
    Arnaud Loonstra
    Than van Nispen
    Shirley Niemans
    Anneke Nieuwdorp
    Job van Nuenen
    Aaron Oostdijk
    Maarten Overdijk
    Machiel Veltkamp


Expertise Centre for Creative Technology

You can contact the Expertise Centre for Creative Technology via


Room 0.50
Oudenoord 700
3513 EX Utrecht

Postal address

Postbus 1520
3500 BM Utrecht