Science & Technology

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Science & Technology

The Netherlands has cultivated an exceptional ecosystem for disruptive innovation and development in high-tech and science, talented information technology workers, and aspiring entrepreneurship.

The Dutch government spends more than €4.5 billion on science every year. Dutch scientific research ranks among the best in the world and the government is taking measures to keep it at the top. It also wants scientific research to address the challenges facing society and industry.

Amsterdam, or the startup capital of Europe, is a magnet for tech-savvy talent and growth, Eindhoven has “the smartest square kilometre in Europe” and Delft is home to the country’s largest tech university – Delft University of Technology.

An answer to a question frequently leads to a further question, so that the quest continues and one discovery paves the way for the next. In this way, curiosity
and wonder bring scientific renewal and breakthroughs, which contribute to social and economic progress.

Science seeks answers to current questions, but also ensures the growth of knowledge, so that we remain prepared for future challenges.

The Dutch startup ecosystem spreads out from the south to its very north and its scientific and tech achievements can undoubtedly surpass those of the current high-tech backbone.

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Sustainable Holland

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Sustainable Holland

For many years, Holland has led the world in new innovations and policies that strive to increase sustainability. Through combined efforts in transportation, energy and industry, the Netherlands’ sustainable infrastructure serves to reduce the country’s carbon footprint.

Transportation

Innovation soars in many sectors, but the Dutch continue to lead in sustainable transportation initiatives. Each day, Holland moves millions of people and goods through systems designed to have a lesser impact on the environment. Home to Europe’s largest port, Port of Rotterdam, the second-best connected airport in the world, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and a population of over 17 million, the Netherlands’ transportation infrastructure is robust. Through public and private partnerships and government initiatives, Holland has implemented some of the world’s most sustainable modes of transport.

Sustainable Energy Technology

A transition to a society based Sustainable Energy is necessary to be self-sufficient, meet the growing global demand for energy, and address the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions. This transition will require fundamental innovations affecting the world’s energy landscape.

Sustainable Energy Technology profiles

Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Biomass Energy, Power, Storage, Economics & Society

We work with private and public sector delegations, as well as researchers and academics to to fit your group’s specific needs and interests.

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International Law

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International Law

In The Hague, tens of thousands of people are working daily to build a more peaceful and just world. Coming from all over the world they work together on solutions to global problems with a focus on using new technologies to help accelerate peace, justice and security worldwide.

The Netherlands is a reference in International Law thanks to people like Hugo Grotius, one of the founders of international law, back in the 16th Century. Now, The Hague is known as the ‘City of Peace and Justice’ thanks to the many organizations that have since established themselves in the city. They include the Peace Palace, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

We arrange visits to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) combined with lectures by lawyers and judges specialised in International Law. Subjects include Air and Space Law, Introduction to the International Court of Justice or International Water Disputes​.

Art in Amsterdam

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Art in Amsterdam

A series of curated lectures on the artistic scene of Amsterdam and the latest artistic developments throughout the city.

Introduction to different professional figures related to the art world. The importance of a creative space, how much exhibition and the alternative use of it. Amsterdam Art organisation, as a bridge between the two worlds of artists and collectors.

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Recommended visits: 

Oude Kerk

De Ateliers

Manifesta Foundation

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Agri Holland

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Agri Holland

We will take you on a journey through this agricultural country of The Netherlands, showing you what the future of farming could look like.

The Netherlands, a strip of fertile and reclaimed land, is strategically positioned in Northwest Europe. With more than 17 million inhabitants, this small country is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, just after The United States. Over half of the total surface is in use for agriculture.

The country benefits from access to the sea, rail and trucking ports and distribution networks of European’s most vital waterways (Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt). The Netherlands is known for milk, dairy and cheese, arable and horticulture farming: vegetables and flowers in fully computerised greenhouses. Precision farming and automatic milking systems are well developed.

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Agricultural export value (2nd in the world)
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The Netherlands is a dairy country with old traditions in the production and consumption of milk, butter, and cheese. its image is inextricably linked to a characteristic landscape of fields dotted with cows and windmills. Behind this image lies, a modern sector which is constantly innovating thanks to the combination of University research and collaboration between many Dutch companies.

Three out of the five widely used milking robots are manufactured in the Netherlands, two of the biggest worldwide operational semen organizations are based in the Netherlands, and two of the three internationally used Herd management programs are controlled by Dutch-based companies that make farmers’ lives easier with innovative solutions and tailored services.

An authentic experience can be found in a demonstration greenhouse, where more than 80 different tomato varieties are grown, using the so-called Dutch Method.

We take you on board of the global challenges of climate change, food waste, freshwater scarcity, urbanisation, finiteness of fossil fuels and food availability and safety.

Experience the hustle and bustle of the world’s largest flower auction, watch traders bid against the clock and be amazed by the quantity of beautiful flowers and plants traded daily.

World Horti Center is the innovation and knowledge centre for the horticulture sector. During a tour, we will introduce you to the worlds of research and education and the innovative horticulture cluster with over 100 pioneering companies.

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. Over 6,500 employees and 12,000 students from more than a hundred countries work around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.

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World’s first floating farm in operation in Rotterdam

 Design: Goldsmith. Company; Photo: Ruben Dario Kleimeer.

The aim of the initiative, said initiator Peter Van Wingerden, was to shorten the distance between the production and consumption of food. With the majority of the world’s population now living in urban areas, the demand for fresh food in cities is on the rise.

WHY A FLOATING FARM?

Our planet is under high pressure and we are (in) directly experiencing the consequences. Climate change, the rising sea level and the predicted growth of the world population are the challenges we face together.

“We also want to reduce transportation because now food is transported all over the world, with planes and ships and trucks, and that creates a lot of pollution. And it also creates food losses,” said Van Wingerden.

If you want to get their fresh milk you have to bring your own bottle. 

Floating Farm also has an educational function. By showing consumers, and children in particular, how food is produced, their awareness of this can grow.

CIRCULAR FLOATING FARM

Wherever possible, Floating Farm is self-sufficient and circular. Floating solar panels thus provide for all the energy needs, rainwater is captured on the roof and then purified.

Most of the cattle feed comes from the city. The menu for the cows consists of brewers’ grains, bran, potato scrapings and grass from playing fields and golf courses in the city. The cows process these ‘waste products’ into healthy dairy for local residents.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Floating Farm believes animal welfare is very important on the farm, so they ensure their cows lack nothing.
 
The manure from the cows is immediately cleared away by the manure robot so that they can stand or lie down in a nice clean stable in one of the spacious cubicles. The cows determine themselves when they want to be milked by the milking robot.
 

If the cows want to walk a bit, that is also possible on the playground. There is also fresh water available 24/7 and the cows can use a massage brush.