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Congress for new networks and the Road Map Next Economy

Government bodies, educational institutions and the private sector will be brought up to date on the transition to the Next Economy during the Getting Smart Congress on 19 November at the Rotterdam Science Tower. The conference is an initiative of Stichting Platform Digital Manufacturing in collaboration with a large number of international and regional partners, and aims to formulate agenda items for the Road Map Next Economy for initiating and encouraging networks and collaborative ventures.



The venue, Rotterdam Science Tower will become a hot spot for decision-makers and influencers from the private sector, government and public bodies, educational institutions, research institutes and start-ups, as well as investors, independent contractors and students with an interest in innovation. The Rotterdam Science Tower is home to the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, a joint initiative between Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics.

The programme for the Getting Smart Congress includes a plenary session moderated by former Dutch Prime Minister Professor Dr Jan Peter Balkenende, followed by a series of break-out sessions in which scientists, strategists, visionaries, innovators and start-ups will be presenting a broad range of innovative initiatives and ideas. Highlights include:

Innovation Monitor

Henk Volberda, Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy at RSM will announce the latest annual Erasmus Innovation Monitor report, which launches on 19 November. His report will be followed by the presentation of the Erasmus Innovation Award to the most innovative Dutch business, according to the award’s jury.

 

Economy and employment

Frank van Oort, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus School of Economics and Academic Director of the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies will present a recently published report on the consequences of the present transition for the economy and the employment market. The presentation will be followed by a plenary debate between Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague (MRDH), the Drechtsteden alliance, and Municipality of Leiden, moderated by Jan Peter Balkenende.

 

Road Map Next Economy

A presentation from Agenda Stad, organised in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, is followed by the presentation of the Road Map Next Economy MRDH in collaboration with Hans Beekman from the Municipality of Rotterdam.

 

‘Getting Smart’ break-out sessions

Break-out sessions will ask participants to think about the transition to the ‘next economy’, focusing on adding the ‘smart’ element to industry, data, security, education, economy, technology and buildings. Sessions will be hosted by, among others, Adobe, CGI, Agenda Stad, the Erasmus Innovation Monitor, The Hague Security Delta, Drechtsteden, Leiden, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Da Vinci College, Koninklijke Metaalunie, Uneto VNI and OTIB.

The Getting Smart Congress is part of the Innovation Festival 2015. Related events in the Rotterdam Science Tower include:

The venue, Rotterdam Science Tower will become a hot spot for decision-makers and influencers from the private sector, government and public bodies, educational institutions, research institutes and start-ups, as well as investors, independent contractors and students with an interest in innovation. The Rotterdam Science Tower is home to the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, a joint initiative between Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics.

 

The programme for the Getting Smart Congress includes a plenary session moderated by former Dutch Prime Minister Professor Dr Jan Peter Balkenende, followed by a series of break-out sessions in which scientists, strategists, visionaries, innovators and start-ups will be presenting a broad range of innovative initiatives and ideas. Highlights include:

 

Innovation Monitor

Henk Volberda, Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy at RSM will announce the latest annual Erasmus Innovation Monitor report, which launches on 19 November. His report will be followed by the presentation of the Erasmus Innovation Award to the most innovative Dutch business, according to the award’s jury.

 

Economy and employment

Frank van Oort, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus School of Economics and Academic Director of the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies will present a recently published report on the consequences of the present transition for the economy and the employment market. The presentation will be followed by a plenary debate between Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague (MRDH), the Drechtsteden alliance, and Municipality of Leiden, moderated by Jan Peter Balkenende.

 

Road Map Next Economy

A presentation from Agenda Stad, organised in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, is followed by the presentation of the Road Map Next Economy MRDH in collaboration with Hans Beekman from the Municipality of Rotterdam.

 

‘Getting Smart’ break-out sessions

Break-out sessions will ask participants to think about the transition to the ‘next economy’, focusing on adding the ‘smart’ element to industry, data, security, education, economy, technology and buildings. Sessions will be hosted by, among others, Adobe, CGI, Agenda Stad, the Erasmus Innovation Monitor, The Hague Security Delta, Drechtsteden, Leiden, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Da Vinci College, Koninklijke Metaalunie, Uneto VNI and OTIB.

 

The Getting Smart Congress is part of the Innovation Festival 2015. Related events in the Rotterdam Science Tower include:

 

Stichting Platform Digital Manufacturing

Co-organiser of the Getting Smart Congress, Stichting Platform Digital Manufacturing was founded to raise awareness of the Next Economy in the Rotterdam region, to bring parties together, and to share knowledge. In May 2014 the foundation presented its ‘Rotterdam Maakstad’ manifesto to Mayor Aboutaleb. This manifesto can be found at www.platformdigitalmanufacturing.nl

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Stichting Platform Digital Manufacturing

Co-organiser of the Getting Smart Congress, Stichting Platform Digital Manufacturing was founded to raise awareness of the Next Economy in the Rotterdam region, to bring parties together, and to share knowledge. In May 2014 the foundation presented its ‘Rotterdam Maakstad’ manifesto to Mayor Aboutaleb. This manifesto can be found at www.platformdigitalmanufacturing.nl

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top-tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has an office in Taipei, Taiwan. www.rsm.nl

For more information about RSM or this release, please contact Marianne Schouten, Media & Public Relations Manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at mschouten@rsm.nl or René Dukker, President of Stichting Platform Digital Manufacturing, on tel +31 655 806 693.

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