Sustainable city

Start or grow your sustainable business in the smart city of Rotterdam Related pages

Rotterdam, the second biggest Dutch city and the home to Europe's largest port, focuses on a quick and efficient transition to a circular economy, smart city structure and sustainable future.

Rotterdam Climate Agreement

In Rotterdam we have created an environment where the local government, business industry and knowledge institutions work successfully and closely together. A great example of such collaboration is the Rotterdam Climate Agreement, signed in 2019 by the city’s government and more than one hundred companies and organisations progressing towards a fully circular society and climate-neutral city by 2050, with almost 50 new measures to reduce greenhouse gases and stimulate a CO2-free economy. 

Rotterdam, a living lab for your business and a sustainable future

Our city is a living lab encouraging start-ups and scale-ups with a core focus on sustainability and circularity. Some examples:

Set up your sustainable business in Rotterdam

In Rotterdam we have developed a Circular Economy Roadmap. The city encourages circular initiatives and sustainable investments by green entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups, developing attractive circular products.  

Rotterdam, Europe’s smart city

Rotterdam aims to become the world’s leading smart city, focusing on digitalisation, gaining data and using it to optimise processes. The city invests in a 5G network and 3D platform, the city’s digital twin that will improve quality of life and lead to a more sustainable future. 

Find out more about Rotterdam's ambitions to become a resilient city:

Explore sustainable Rotterdam

Whether you want to set up or expand your business or organise an event, Rotterdam Partners is your starting point.  We will share our broad expertise and network, dedicated guidance and up-to-date knowledge of local, sustainable businesses, projects and key industries.

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