Overview economic sectorsRotterdam: player at world level
Rotterdam is a dynamic metropolis, internationally renowned as a 'gateway to Europe'. Our port is at the center of Europe's largest maritime cluster, but we also play at global level within other strong economic sectors such as Clean Tech, Life Sciences & Health, Energy, Agro-food, Transport & Logistics and Finance.
Rotterdam is always looking for new and innovative ways to help companies grow. Our city has several strong economic sectors. Read more about it on the relevant page.
In Rotterdam the old and new economy are in a natural way in line with each other. This is where cross-overs originates organically. The city offers unprecedented space for innovation and entrepreneurship. Innovation in the agro-food sector starts with companies such as Koppert Cress, RijkZwaan, Certhon and Unilever. All companies that invest a lot in R & D.
Maritime & Offshore
Rotterdam has the best port infrastructure in the world and super-fast digital connections. And about an unprecedented space for innovation and entrepreneurship. The old and the new economy are in line with each other in Rotterdam. Cross-overs are created naturally in this way.
CleanTech is by definition a sector in which a lot of innovation takes place. The need to work on new techniques and solutions for a more sustainable and cleaner economy is felt in Rotterdam in all sectors.
In Rotterdam, innovation is a natural phenomenon; innovations arise from a concrete need, a social problem and from the conviction that things can be improved. Creative entrepreneurs are often the initiators of innovations, and in Rotterdam they receive support from parties such as the municipality, Rotterdam Partners, the Port Authority and Erasmus University.
Life Sciences & Health
The Life Sciences & Health community in Rotterdam makes an important contribution to the city-wide innovation ecosystem and the urban and regional business climate. The Rotterdam Erasmus MC is one of the leading university medical centers in Europe.
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