The Netherlands Europe’s Most Competitive Economy

The Netherlands has the most competitive economy in Europe for the first time. Worldwide, only Singapore, the United States and Hong Kong are ahead of the Netherlands, according to the 2019 ranking of the Global Competitiveness Index prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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Utrecht Region one of Europe’s most competitive regions

The Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI) 2019 ranks Utrecht joint second with London. Utrecht has been one of Europe’s most competitive regions since the RCI started back in 2010.

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Netherlands continues to be an European innovation leader

According the European Innovation Scoreboard 2019 (EIS), the Netherlands ranks amongst the four strongest innovators, together with Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

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Ultimaker moves global headquarters to Utrecht

Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, relocates its global headquarters to Utrecht, in the heart of The Netherlands.

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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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