The RCI was launched in 2007 to realize the environmental and energy goals of Rotterdam’s ‘Stad & Haven’ program. Through this ambitious program, the Rotterdam council, Rotterdam harbor, environmental service and business association ‘Deltalinqs’ cooperate in various means for a better Rotterdam climate. The overall aim is to reduce Rotterdam’s CO2 emissions by 50% (compared to 1990 levels) in the year 2025.
Clean Tech Delta is a group of companies, knowledge institutions and governments in the Rotterdam-Delft region which are committed to fighting climate change and gaining environmental profit. Clean technology in terms of energy, water, mobility and resource consumption is the key to a sustainable and future-proof ‘Delta’. The Clean Tech Delta is based on three pillars: economic, (environmental) technologic and social-economic. The Delta aims to strengthen the cleantech activity in the region, and at the same time offer solutions applicable on international level.
Foreign companies that wish to establish themselves in Rotterdam can knock on the door of the Rotterdam Investment Agency (RIA). The RIA offers expert, comprehensive advice on everything you need to jump-start – from an understanding of local and Dutch business markets to in-depth information on laws and regulations, in addition to the services of the Expat Desk.
The Ministry represents an enterprising Netherlands, with strong international competitiveness and attention to sustainability. It is committed to providing an excellent business climate by creating the right conditions and space for entrepreneurs to innovate and grow and by encouraging collaboration between researchers and entrepreneurs. The Ministry thus aims for leading positions in agriculture, industry, services and energy, and investing in a strong and sustainable Netherlands.
Cleantech Holland is the Dutch export platform for products, concepts and innovations based on sustainable technology. It was founded in 2008 by the FME Association, the Netherlands’ largest federation of companies in the technology sectors, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. Cleantech Holland addresses the global challenges further to climate change, the growing demand for energy, and the resulting increase in energy prices by promoting the products and services of Dutch organizations involved in clean technology on the international markets.
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a non-profit organization and gateway for global collaboration. GCCA creates a conduit for next generation Cleantech companies to access global capital, networks, technologies, and markets to accelerate a global sustainable economy. GCCA guides cleantech companies from a compelling technology or service idea to viable business models, sustainable jobs, and attractive Return on Investment (ROI) for founders, incubators, and investors. The CleanTech Business Club is a member of the GCCA.
The ‘Eco-Innovation Cluster Partnership for Internationalization and Growth (EcoCluP)’ is the first pan-European cluster partnership focusing on eco-innovative industries encompassing waste, water, remediation, pollution control, environmental services, energy and sustainable construction. Through Europe’s key clusters, organizations with a strong environmental portfolio from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK, the partnership represents over 3500 cluster companies (mostly SMEs) and 430 research institutions. EcoCluP is aiming to adapt, test and implement sector-specific cluster support tools and services for fast-growing businesses thus creating better opportunities for the cluster companies to grow and internationalize.
The Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) is an independent non-profit organization that aim towards a constant increase in the sustainability in the construction environment in the Netherlands. For this purpose the organization develops labels for the independent assessment of areas and buildings (both new and existing) in the field of sustainability.
Dnamo is an incubator for sustainable innovations that offers strategic and practical advice, personal coaching, flexible workspaces on the RDM campus for product development, and access to the facilities of the Rotterdam University. Dnamo supports new entrepreneurs with an international network of potential partners, sustainable investors and clients. It also organizes events to exchange knowledge and stimulate meetings. As the CleanTech Business Club, Dnamo also focuses on the pre-incubation and the incubation phases of start-ups.
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