Rotterdam is the second largest city of the Netherlands with more than 600.000 inhabitants. The opportunities in Rotterdam are diverse: the main port of Europe, the strong international orientation, a diverse economic structure that encompasses the epicenters of all of the top sectors, the presence of four top universities and various colleges of higher education and the proximity of nature areas to the largest city centers ensure that this region has an extremely good position in the international competitive struggle between metropolitan areas.
A city of distinctive character, Rotterdam is energetic and constantly changing. Rotterdam and its inhabitants never shy away from experimentation. Rotterdam is a city where the Make it Happen mentality can be seen and felt. Our city is supported by organizations and people that make a clear choice for Rotterdam and add their own take on the Rotterdam mentality and ‘can do’ spirit.
The Smart City Rotterdam program is working on the smart city of the future. By exploring new urban integral digital applications, in conjunction with the Next Economy Roadmap, Rotterdam will continue to be an attractive city for residents, businesses and visitors in 2018 and the future. The Roadmap’s own tasks and programs are translated into urban tasks, projects and programs and conducted in close cooperation with companies, knowledge institutes and other stakeholders. In doing so, strong efforts are made to integrate all parties.
The City of Rotterdam has special interest and focus on the themes resilient, sustainability & circularity, mobility, energy transition, life sciences & health, clean tech, food and skills for the next entrepreneurial society.