Rotterdam is a city where talent is given every opportunity. Rotterdam’s combination of knowledge, education, and entrepreneurial spirit is what makes it a truly authentic innovative city.
Educational institutions and the business community in Rotterdam join forces to meet the challenges presented by the city. Inspired and ambitious students and lecturers, and bold employers who want to invest. Businesses and organisations such as the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam turn to the education sector with their research questions. The port of Rotterdam features an innovation dock where labs have been set up to facilitate collaboration between businesses in the creative manufacturing sector and students in developing innovative products. Examples include 3-D printing of metal spare parts for ships, the development of underwater drones to inspect quay walls and rivers, and floating houses and circular homes designed and built by students.