Innovation Business Delegation
This is an invitation to visit a CIC Innovation Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th February 2018. This is an important sequel to the Blueprint for Innovation Conference, held in June 2017, at Microsoft Innovation Centre, SkyParks Buildings. During this conference, you will have the opportunity to meet our keynote speaker, Stas Gayshan, Managing Director at CIC Innovation Centre in Boston USA, who in the past commented about Malta’s suitability for the operation of a CIC Innovation Centre.
During this visit the delegation will visit the Embassy of The Netherlands where we will meet officials at the municipal level who are involved in innovation matters for their respective region.
A tour will be held on the premises of CIC Rotterdam where the delegates can see how the Centre operates and meet with various start-ups. Every Thursday evening, they held the famous informal meeting at the Venture Café. Venture Café is a network of independent non-profits that offer high-touch programming, spaces, storytelling, and broad innovation engagement.
We will also be visiting Utrecht, a vibrant, creative and inspirational locality for leading innovations. In fact, there are a number of research and innovation centres in the area together with Incubation programme centres.
The purpose of the visit will be:
– to show delegates exciting digital, commercial and research possibilities how a future local CIC location would enhance our eco-system, and
– to foster new trade relationships in The Netherlands in conjunction with the Commercial Attache at the Embassy
As places are limited, we invite delegates to kindly indicate their interest in joining this delegation to Rotterdam CIC, by not later than 24th January 2018,