Our Ambassadors in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland

Our Dutch Ambassadors for Open Innovation City:

As of now, the two experts Sandra Verweij and José Laan from the Dutch TechValley (cluster for medium-sized companies / plant and mechanical engineering) are taking on the ambassador role for Open Innovation City in the Noord-Holland region.

Strong, active and collaboration-based partnerships are a core element of Open Innovation Cities. As ambassadors, they support the networking of the Bielefeld region as local network partners and represent the interests of OIC stakeholders in the ecosystem of the partner region Noord-Holland. "Our common goal is to expand networking with the OWL clusters, support research partnerships as well as joint projects," says Dr. Henning Duderstadt.

The starting point is in particular the work on innovations between SMEs in mechanical engineering that was started last year. To this end, we will be further exchange formats, the expansion by other partners from the innovation ecosystem on the ground as well as the mediation of direct contacts. We are very much looking forward to working with all the dedicated partners for the rest of the project and beyond.

Do you want to benefit from the Dutch innovation cluster as well?

Dr. Henning Duderstadt will be happy to put you in touch!

The photo shows the welcome at the official launch of the OIC Ambassadors at the HannoverMesse (from left to right):
Dr. Henning Duderstadt (Head of Innovation Office OIC), Sandra Verweij (TechValley), Maria Gonçalves (Project Manager OIC) and José Laan (TechValley) and during their joint visit to HannoverMesse 2023.

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