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  • Reefy builts The Rotterdam Reef

    Rotterdam Reef Successfully Installed for Nature and Shoreline Protection!

    Rijkswaterstaat, the City of Rotterdam, Boskalis and Reefy are testing the Reefy artificial reef system to support nature restoration and conservation efforts in the tidal area of the river Meuse,…

    • Innovation
  • GE Healthcare enters strategic collaboration with Lequest

    To accelerate the roll-out of digital onboarding of healthcare professionals, GE Healthcare has entered a strategic collaboration with LeQuest. GE HealthCare, a leading medical technology and digital solutions company, today…

  • Investor Readiness Program

    Investor Readiness Program (IRP): Increase the chance of success in building a healthy company

    The Investor Readiness Program (IRP) wants to give impactful sustainable innovations the opportunity to increase their chance of success in building a healthy company. The program is designed in such…

    • Innovation
  • Keyboard

    Reporting a data breach

    If you discover a data breach, you have to report it. This is regulated by law in the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), AVG in Dutch.

    • Digital
  • Central Station

    Subsidy for Clean and Zero Emission Construction Equipment (SSEB)

    With the SSEB you can buy zero emission (nitrogen-free) equipment or improve your equipment. Find out more.

    • Mobility
  • Stricter cybersecurity rules within the EU

    The European Union adopted a new cybersecurity law, the NIS 2, in November 2022. This directive must guarantee a high standard of cybersecurity within the EU. The law increases the scope and…

    • Digital
  • Sparkling

    Prevent cartel formation as a self-employed professional

    If you work with other entrepreneurs, you are not allowed to make price agreements or divide customers. That would be cartel formation. This is prohibited under the Dutch Competition Act (Mededingingswet) because it hinders fair competition between companies. There are exceptions.

    • Innovation
  • upstream festival 2023

    Upstream 2023: Connect, grow, transform.

    Upstream 2023, the must-attend annual event that brings together all those contributing to building a future-proof economy, will take place in Rotterdam from May 23rd to May 25th, 2023. Upstream…

    • Innovation
  • slush 2022 dutch startup delegation

    Biggest Dutch delegation of startups to visit Slush 2022 in Helsinki

    As part of the Netherlands’ call on all techies, disruptors and investors to fast-forward responsible tech, next week sees no less than 72 Dutch startups travelling to Slush in Helsinki.…

    • Innovation
  • Upstream 2022

    2100+ changemakers joined Upstream 2022

    Driven by you. The Changemakers. 3 Days. 45 Events. 2100+ visitors. From 31 May until 2 June 2022 the Rotterdam Metropolitan Region transformed again into a place where startups, scale-ups,…

    • Circular
  • Puzzle flag EU with missing piece and Brexit text

    Postponement of further UK customs rules until end 2023

    The UK government plans to announce a new customs regime in autumn 2022 for, among other things, security declarations (ENS) and the inspection of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo entering the…

  • The Rotterdam Reef

    The Rotterdam Reef

    In collaboration with the City of Rotterdam, Rijkswaterstaat, and Boskalis, the innovative start-up Reefy from Delft will test a modular artificial reef system. This system protects the riverbank against large…

    • Maritime