Rotterdam Chapter - Industrial Tourism: Visit to the Innovation Hub of the Port of Rotterdam, The RDM

On Thursday April 20, 2017, AmCham visited RDM Rotterdam during its annual Industrial Tourism Event, organized by the Rotterdam AmCham Chapter.

RDM Rotterdam is the hotspot for innovation in the port: this is where the manufacturing industry of the future is taking shape. The former shipyard of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) – where shipbuilders once worked on world-famous vessels like the SS Rotterdam – is now home to a range of exciting private-sector, education and research initiatives. In the heart of the port area – but still surprisingly close to the city centre – they work on a range of innovations that will contribute to a ‘smarter port’. This is complemented by a wide array of business and cultural events, making RDM a uniquely dynamic environment to work in.

It was an event reflecting this year’s Innovation Theme of the Rotterdam Chapter. During the event all attendees learned more on the RDM itself and were able to see the innovative companies in action during an interactive guided tour through the Innovation Dock.

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