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The Netherlands leads global efforts to improve textile industry
The Netherlands is joining forces with Bangladesh to chair a group of donor countries, companies and civil society organisations that will tackle abuses in Bangladesh’s textile industry. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development...
Dutch power-generating windows win CleanTech challenge
A team of students from Delft Technical University (TU Delft) have won the CleanTech Challenge 2013, in London, and receive funding of 10,000 pounds to develop their technology further. Their power-generating windows use a thin film of material that...
Strukton to help protect Venice from flooding
The Dutch engineering company Strukton is going to help protect Venice from flooding. Strukton Immersion Projects, the Strukton company specialised in tunnel immersion technologies, has been commissioned by Venice authorities to engineer and execute...
The Netherlands is second most prosperous country in the EU
The Netherlands was the second most prosperous country in the European Union (EU) in 2011 after Luxembourg. Bulgaria and Romania are the least prosperous countries in the EU. Relative to 1995, the prosperity gap between the various EU countries has...
Holland to help Hong Kong with waste management
Dutch waste treatment experts are going to help Hong Kong with its waste management. A group of Dutch waste treatment companies has signed a partnership agreement with authorities in Hong Kong with the aim of fostering greater cooperation in the...
New York asks ARCADIS for flood control expertise
The New York Economic Development Corporation (NY EDC) has hired the Dutch engineering and consultancy firm ARCADIS to study alternatives for flood risk reduction in Lower Manhattan and other areas vulnerable to flooding due to sea level rise and...
Holland has a new head of state: King Willem-Alexander
King Willem-Alexander has ascended to the throne of the Netherlands. Today, 30 April, at 10 a.m. EST, Queen Beatrix signed the official act of abdication whereby her son became King and she resumed the stature of Princess. King Willem-Alexander's...
Dutch businesses laud royals' contribution to trade
The broad majority of businesses in the Dutch technological sector is pleased about the positive influence which the country's royals have on foreign trade. A survey held by FME Association, Holland's largest business association, shows that 76...
Dutch-Russian collaboration on petrochemicals
The Dutch independent research organisation TNO is working with the renowned Russian A.V. Topchiev Institute for Petrochemical Synthesis (TIPS) on marketing a new technology to give flared-off gases a useful application. A new process converts the...
Heinz opens its largest food R&D centre outside the US
US food giant Heinz has officially opened the doors to its new European Innovation Centre '57' in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The facility, dedicated to driving innovation and new products, is Heinz's largest research centre outside the US. H.R.H....