The rooms are lovely, the furniture tastefully minimalist. And the arena-like meeting point is a real eye-catcher.
This is where the worlds of science, business, government and education are to rub shoulders and engage in fruitful exchange. We shall see. One thing is sure: the new Impulse is far from the cosy, messy den Marten Scheffer envisaged for his ‘symposion' two years ago during his speech on founders' day. You don't even get to make the espresso yourself here.