Smart City in the Netherlands and Cooperation with Estonia

Invitation for Estonian and Dutch companies/organisations. On the 12th of December from 1PM-5PM, Enterprise Estonia in cooperation with Science Park Tehnopol, Smart City Lab and Dutch Embassy in Estonia is organising an event for Smart City companies and organisations about Smart City in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is one the leading Smart City countries in the World. This event aims to share the Dutch know-how and best practices in the field of Mobility and Green Infrastructure with Estonian companies and organisations. If you or your colleague are interested in to hear the latest trends, get to know the Smart City activities and network – book you seat quickly (more information below)!

The speakers are:

Cathelijne Hermans (1974) is a consultant with over 15 years of experience in both private and public consultancy. She currently works as senior strategy and management consultant for Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV), an independent international engineering and project management consultancy organization. Cathelijne is mainly active in the field of (smart) mobility, varying from the transport of goods and last mile logistics to stimulating people to take their bicycle to work instead of their car. She also advises governments how to adjust to future developments in mobility. Before joining RHDHV, Cathelijne worked for the Amsterdam Economic Board as Business Connector Mobility and as Coordinator for Amsterdam Smart City. Before that she worked for the Dutch consultancy firm Berenschot and the City of Amsterdam.

Her company profile:

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with 135 years of experience. Our professionals deliver services in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural development and water. Backed by expertise and experience of more than 6,000 colleagues across the world, we work for public and private clients in over 150 countries. We understand the local context and deliver appropriate local solutions. We focus on delivering added value for our clients while at the same time addressing the challenges that societies worldwide are facing. These include the growing world population and the consequences this has on our towns and cities; on the demand for clean drinking water and water management; on traffic transport and resource management. Company website: www.royalhaskoningdhv.com

Jan Kadijk (1968) is an urban and regional planner with over twenty years of experience in the field of knowledge creation, dissemination and implementation on urban planning and housing. He currently works as Head of the Academy of the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC), a foundation that aims to build sustainable urban environments. Sharing knowledge on sustainable green building is the main focus of his work at DGBC. He connects sustainability with real estate valuation, circular economy, big data and health & wellbeing. Before DGBC he worked at  the start-up company SmartSensors, developing connected concepts for the smart city.  He has directed the project "New Map of the Netherlands", a public geo-database that opened an overall view of all urban plans and building projects in the Netherlands.  As a committed active ‘smart citizen’ he has recently initiated the platform Datacommons.nl, an IoT-platform for civic (sensor)data.

His company profile:

The Dutch Green Building Council is an independent foundation that aims to make urban environments sustainable. The Dutch Green Building Council develops and issues the internationally renowned BREEAM-NL certificate. This certificate is the foremost index to compare buildings, projects, and area developments on the of basis of sustainability in The Netherlands. The Dutch Green Building Council trains professionals to make assessments and implement new sustainable measures. Apart from certification DGBC stimulates green leadership within the building and real estate sector.  At the moment there’s a main focus on the ‘Deltaplan Deep Renovation’ that aims to speed up sustainable renovation of the existing built environment in the light of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Dutch Green Building Council has over 380 corporate members.


Please register before 8th of December, by e-mail services@tehnopol.ee

The event is free of charge and will be held in English.  

Agenda available here: https://www.tehnopol.ee/en/sundmus/smart-city-netherlands-cooperation-estonia/

For booking the one-on-one meeting, please contact the person below.

Additional information:

Toomas Türk                                                             Thijs De Neeve

ICT sector / Smart City Cluster                                 Export Advisor in the Netherlands (Benelux)

Tehnopol                                                                    Enterprise Estonia

Toomas.Tyrk@tehnopol.ee                                       Thijs.deNeeve@eas.ee


Source: Tehnopol