The Extremely Useful Company

Your personal and knowledgeable policy and technology consultancy​

The Extremely Useful Company develops and implements projects for competitiveness and growth. 

Our value lies in my experience with strategic as well as hands on projects, from technical and market studies to matchmaking, brokerage and event organisation.

 We form partnerships with individual consultants or organisations to develop and carry out projects to your requirements.

Linda van Duivenbode

I founded The Extremely Useful Company in 2015, after a career as senior innovation advisor in the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. I have 20+ years of experience in different organisations and sectors, such as space and sustainable mobility.

Customers & Partners


Stichting Sustainable Scale-up Foundation

Ideas from Europe, EU manager and value track coordination (2018-)​

Joint Institute for Innovation Policy

SINTRAS – towards a single and innovative European transport system (2016) Client: Joint Institute for Innovation Policy


Copernicus digital skills initiatives support action, Eyes on Earth roadshow campaign (2019-)​

Joint Institute for Innovation Policy​

NanoData: Providing services in support of research and policy inf the field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies (2016)

European Commission DG MOVE

Smart urban mobility and transport: support to the collaborative innovation action in the context of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (2017-2018)


Smart City Experience

Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, NL (18 October 2018)

Value of Copernicus Earth observation for marine and maritime applications

Side-event at the European Space Solutions conference (2016) for EUMETSAT and Mercator Ocean

From Unicorns to Zebras. How can we stimulate sustainable business models?

Workshop for the European Commission to inform SME policy (24 April 2018

Innovative Enterprise – financing Ideas from Europe

Conference on access to risk finance (31 March – 1 April 2016)


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