For example, the city’s many fossil fuel-based businesses are being encouraged to digitise and explore innovative and sustainable technologies. And there is a strong focus on the future of shipping. We construct the most innovative ships in the world and devise innovative solutions for reducing engine emissions and purifying ballast water. All these new products and techniques help build new value chains and keep the city and the port complex safe and accessible. The fact that the Cambridge Innovation Centre has decided to set up its first international branch in Rotterdam confirms that the city is fast becoming a fertile breeding ground for new ideas, start-ups and scale-ups.
Rotterdam has now become a breeding ground for new ideas, start-ups and scale-ups. Cambridge Innovation Centre’s decision to set up its first international branch in Rotterdam is proof positive of this.
ROTTERDAM. YOUR BEST PARTNER.
By investing in hotspots such as our city, our port and industry clusters, Rotterdam has surged into the lead in the race against its global peers. We are implementing the transition to a carbon neutral economy at a faster rate than most other large ports. Our success is based on well-organised transition roadmaps, intensive field-testing of each and every innovation, knowledge sharing and partnerships between start-ups and industry giants. Furthermore, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam are also investing in initiatives that can make a vital contribution to shaping a modern and sustainable economic model.
Join innovative networks or find your future start-up partner:
- PortXL — the global entrepreneurship hub
- iTanks — knowledge and innovation platform for technology and innovation
- PlantOne — test location for sustainable technology
- Ramlab — 3D printing of replacement parts
- Blocklab — blockchain networking organisation
- Smart Industry — promote technology and digitisation
- Rotterdam Makers District — networking organisation for the innovation and manufacturing industry
- Cambridge Innovation Centre
- Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
- Rotterdam Science Tower
JOIN US. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Rotterdam is Europe’s maritime capital city for the world’s leading enterprises operating in the field of innovations in the maritime sector. This is where efficiency, safety and innovation all join forces. This is where it’s all happening.
WELCOME TO ROTTERDAM.
Rotterdam is not only a perfect city for sealing business deals. It is also a great place to live and work, a world-famous international port, a city for freethinkers, pioneers and revolutionaries and a city that encourages its inhabitants to realise their potential and make their dreams come true.