Utrecht Region on Smart Cities-mission to Taiwan

From the 25th to the 29th of March a Dutch delegation will visit innovative companies in Taiwan for the Smart Cities-mission. During the mission one of the largest Smart City-events in Asia will be visited: the Smart City Summit and Expo in Taiwan. Klaas Verschuure, vice mayor of Utrecht, will be leading this mission.

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Utrecht installs world’s first public charge and discharge electric vehicle stations

These innovative charging stations are suitable for storing solar energy in the batteries of electric cars and delivering them back to the neighborhood. The charging stations thus offer both the possibility of charging a car and discharging future cars.

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Utrecht vice-mayor hails young, talented and green city

Klaas Verschuure, vice-mayor of Utrecht, tells in the fDi Magazine about the city’s talented youth, its historic and green demeanour and the thriving healthcare industry.

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Utrecht: making healthy urban living a reality

EU Green Week 2018 held its official opening on 21 May 2018 in Utrecht with Mayor Jan van Zanen stating “We are ready to inspire and be inspired by cities around Europe and the World”.

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Utrecht’s Kanaleneiland area becomes a sustainable district

Utrecht’s Kanaleneiland-Zuid district is taking on a new sustainable future, aided by a € 5.3 million from the European Commission (EC). The project will integrate investments in, among others, energy saving, sustainable energy generation and electric mobility. An ecosystem of several actors are collaborating closely to deliver the urban transformation.

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Utrecht Science Park largest science park in the Netherlands

Utrecht Science Park is by far the largest science park in the Netherlands, whose knowledge institutions, care institutes and companies employ over 26,000 staff (this figure has meanwhile exceeded 27,000).

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Netherlands no. 1 in Europe in 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking

According to the 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, the Netherlands moves up one place and comes out as number one in Europe and fourth globally when it comes to competitiveness.

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VodafoneZiggo opens central office in the heart of Utrecht

The new central office of VodafoneZiggo will be in the city center of Utrecht. From October 2018, more than 1400 employees work in the new building in Hoog Catharijne shopping center.

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Utrecht Region once again among Europe’s most competitive regions

The Utrecht Region has once more reached the absolute pinnacle of Europe’s most competitive regions. According to the European Commission (EC), Utrecht is ranked equal second, close behind London and ahead of regions such as Paris and Frankfurt.

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European Digital City Index 2016: Utrecht ranks highly on access to skilled talent

The Europea Digital Ciy Index 2016 (EDCi) describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship. Utrecht ranks 25th of 60 for scale-ups and 27th of 60 for startups.

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