"We came to Rotterdam to build a leading innovation ecosystem"
The city of Rotterdam has been selected as the host city for developing The Mobility City campus. Mobility City is an ambitious project with a global impact and a truly pioneering ideology. The goal is to bring together into one single location all of the stakeholders of the mobility (transportation) ecosystem, which will go to produce and showcase some of the most cutting-edge innovation that will shape the way people and cargo move for the next decades to come.
Rotterdam is the stage for the Innovation Expo, which will take place on Thursday 4 October at the grounds of RDM Rotterdam. This one-day event is open to the public and is all about innovation, with many national and international exhibitors and keynotes from a.o. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ollongren, Mayor Aboutaleb and entrepreneur Yousef Yousef (CEO LG Sonic). The theme of the Innovation Expo is Global Challenges, Dutch Solutions.
The international World of Health Care congress (WoHC) will be held in Rotterdam over the next three years. The WoHC focuses on improving international healthcare by using Dutch expertise. Hundreds of international and Dutch professionals in the field of Life Science & Health will be in Rotterdam to share knowledge and expertise and talk about global trends, challenges and opportunities in health care. This week, on the 27th September the first Rotterdam edition of WoHC - which already had two successful previous editions – will be held at the RDM Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam.
More than 200 participants gathered at Conference Center Engels in Rotterdam on 19 September for the 12th edition of the Netherlands India Business Meet (NIBM), the annual flagship event of the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce & Trade (NICCT).
The new Erasmus MC was officially opened by King Willem-Alexander on Thursday 6 September. The new hospital is a state-of-the-art medical centre where everything revolves around optimal care and comfort for the patient. The hospital has only single rooms, treatment rooms are shared by medical disciplines and there are more public areas and clear connections between the different buildings.
The Netherlands and the urban region Amsterdam/Rotterdam remain attractive for foreign investments. The yearly IBM Global Location Trends Report rankings put Amsterdam/Rotterdam in 3rd most attractive urban region in Europe and 4th globally, while the Netherlands occupies 6th spot in the global country ranking. The report is constructed based on the average value of investment projects in relation to the volume of new jobs created by these projects.