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  • 01 May 2020 11:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interview with Christopher Papile, Senior Advisor to Proton Ventures

    When it comes to discussing the most promising energy vectors for the future, the common theme is greenhouse gas minimization. But there should not be a one-size-fits-all approach: different applications require different energy solutions.

    There are several important energy vectors moving forward, which we believe hold promise for the future, and should facilitate a greener, more flexible future for the EU energy system:

    Green Ammonia as a fuel, particularly for ocean-going vessels. 

    Ammonia or NH3 is easily transported (as opposed to hydrogen), which means it can be produced in locations rich in solar and wind power and then sold elsewhere, particularly in areas where fuel costs are high. Proton Ventures is a leader in flexible ammonia production, including processes that do not co-emit any CO2; they term it NFUEL. And, of course, ammonia burns without carbon emissions and has flexible uses: chemical, energy storage medium or fuel.

    Decarbonization is imperative, and storage and digital technologies will further accelerate renewable use in a form that will include a higher share of decentralized systems. The EU is set to lead this global process by pushing for a climate neutral economy by 2050.

    Read the full article on page 6 of the RINA MAGAZINE


  • 01 May 2020 08:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Canada is quickly advancing efforts to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and around the globe. As part of our response, we wanted to provide you with information on the Operating Grant : COVID-19 May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity launched by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and our partners.

     

    COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity

    Canada recognizes the importance of international cooperation in health research, particularly to address the global COVID-19 pandemic. As such the call invites applicants located in Canada to build on existing multi-site/multi-jurisdictional international networks, infrastructures and relationships with partners, including in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS), in order to leverage efforts and increase timeliness, efficiency, and impact of the response. For example, this can include the inclusion of Canadian sites for trials being led internationally to better enable harmonized data collection, sharing of data, quasi-experimental and observational studies, and rapid large-scale evaluation of impact.

    Funding will support clinical trials, observational studies, implementation science or other relevant study designs to scale-up promising existing projects, reorient current research, or initiate new rapid response research to address COVID-19 in the identified research areas that include understanding the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, ethics, and implementation of:

    -          vaccines, diagnostics, or therapeutics;

    -          clinical management and health system interventions;

    -          social, policy, and public health responses, and related indirect consequences.

    Call budget: approximately $107.9M

    Application Deadline: May 11, 2020


    Partner Linkage Tool

    To facilitate collaboration and enable a rapid and timely research response, CIHR has established a tool whereby researchers and/or research groups in Canada and internationally can signal their interest in collaborating on this opportunity. To learn more visit: linkage tool.

    Nominated Principle Applicants (responsible for coordinating the financial and administrative aspects of the grant) must be based at an eligible institution in Canada. However, researchers based outside of Canada may collaborate on applications as either principal applicants, co-applicants or collaborators if they meet the relevant definitions in the CIHR Application Administration Guide, as well as the specific eligibility criteria outlined in the funding opportunity.

    For all inquiries about this call, please contact the CIHR Contact Centre at EHTRF-FRNMS@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


    Other Funding Opportunities launched by Canadian partners 

    • $40 million for the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN), led by Genome Canada, to coordinate a COVID-19 genome sequencing effort across Canada. This research will help track the virus and its different strains, providing valuable information to public health authorities and policymakers as they set measures to control the pandemic.The results of this work will be accessible to researchers globally to enable additional research, including Canadian vaccine development efforts.
    • $23 million for the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization ̶ International Vaccine Centre
      (VIDO-InterVac), a highly specialized health research institute in Saskatoon, to accelerate development of a vaccine against COVID-19. This funding will support pre-clinical testing and clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidates,which are essential to ensuring that vaccines are effective and safe for human use. 
    • $29 million for the National Research Council (NRC) to begin the second phase of critical upgrades to its Human Health Therapeutics facility in Montréal. Building on ongoing work to ready the facility for the production of vaccines for clinical trials, this funding will support operations to maintain the facility, as well as provide infrastructure to prepare vials for individual doses as soon as a vaccine becomes available.
    • ISED providing $600 million to the Strategic Innovation Fund COVID-19 stream to deliver direct support to Canadian companies for large-scale projects. 
    • Canadian Data Monitoring Initiative -- $10M over 1 year to coordinate and share pandemic-related data to enhance Canada’s response to COVID-19, as recommended by Chief Science Advisor.
    • Canadian COVID-19 Sero-surveillance Consortium -- $300M over 2 years for national survey to inform national immunization strategies.
    • Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) -- $10.3M over 2 years and $5M ongoing to CIRN and eight partner networks to conduct vaccine related research and clinical trials.

    Eureka calls

    Call for solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period - Life without a vaccine  PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DATE: 15TH MAY 2020

    https://www.eurekanetwork.org/content/multilateral-call-solutions-covid-19-echo-period

    EUREKA CLUSTER AI CALL PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DATE: 15TH JUNE 2020

    https://eureka-clusters-ai.eu/

    We are also calling on all reliable Dutch suppliers/manufacturers to Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dutch companies can apply here : https://buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19

  • 28 Apr 2020 11:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vermilion Energy the Netherlands B.V. heeft een uitdagende startersfunctie beschikbaar voor een Jr. Land and Lease Coördinator.

    In deze functie is de succesvolle kandidaat verantwoordelijk voor het assisteren van de Sr. Land and Lease Coördinator binnen de Nederlandse Business Unit van Vermilion Energy.

    De belangrijkste verantwoordelijkheden voor deze rol zijn het onderhouden van goede relaties met landeigenaren, gemeentes en andere belanghebbende organisaties. Zorgen voor een gedegen beheer van documenten en contracten is essentieel.

    Functieomschrijving:

    • Nauw contact onderhouden met Land & Lease, vergunningverlening en juridische functies binnen het team.
    • Verantwoordelijk voor contact met alle relevante externe partijen om de belangrijkste boodschappen over te brengen om te helpen bij het verkrijgen en behouden van de ‘license to operate’ en bijdragen aan toekomstige groei.
    • Administratieve taken ter ondersteuning van de Sr. Land and Lease Coördinator.

    Vaardigheden:

    • Analytisch en oplossingsgericht denken
    • Ambitieus; gedreven door uitdagingen
    • Secuur en nauwkeurige werkhouding
    • Positieve persoonlijkheid
    • Flexibel, invloedrijk en assertief wanneer dat nodig is
    • Proactieve en innovatieve aanpak
    • Sterke communicatieve vaardigheden
    • Kunnen navigeren in een internationale omgeving

    Opleiding en ervaring:

    • Minimaal een Bachelor’s diploma in Public Affairs, Agribusiness of Land- en Watermanagement gerelateerde HBO opleidingen.
    • Vloeiend in Nederlands en Engels (woord en geschrift)
    • Het beheersen van de Friese taal is een pré.
    • Kandidaat is in bezit van geldig rijbewijs B

    Waarom Vermilion?

    • Vermilion is een internationaal bedrijf met een hoofdkantoor in Alberta, Canada
    • Diverse activa in Europa, Australië, de Verenigde Staten en in Canada
    • Vermilion draagt voor het zesde opeen volgende jaar het predicaat Best Workplaces van Great Places to Work
    • Uitdagende en inspirerende werkomgeving waar samenwerken centraal staat
    • Sterke maatschappelijke betrokkenheid in de omgevingen waarin wij actief zijn.

    Vermilion is vastberaden om de veiligheid en de gezondheid van onze medewerkers en de mensen in onze omgeving te verzekeren.

    Onze HSE (Health, Safety en Environment) visie om de gezondheid, veiligheid en milieu te waarborgen en te integreren in onze dagelijkse werkzaamheden resulteert in een incident-vrije werkomgeving.

    Apply here.

  • 28 Apr 2020 07:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Priva are looking for pro-active problem solvers, AGILE culture advocates, start-up culture comfortable, risk-taking, data-driven ambitious game-changers.

    Innovation is one of the 4 core values within Priva. To make innovation concrete (and not to have it as an abstract, strategic buzzword),  we need focus and a different development cycle (other than traditional technology development with constant customer interaction and experiments). This is the reason for the creation of Priva Horti Innovation Labs. The name says it all: we are proudly part of Priva, focusing on the Horti market, where new services are being developed in a controlled experimental environment.

    It is Priva's vision that digital services will to a large extent create value in the coming decades for our current (more than 10,000) Horti and Indoor customers and beyond. This vision is (of course) based on the input of our customers.

    This is how we combine our domain knowledge and our large client base with the ability to deliver new services quickly and with scalability in mind.

    Developer (BE focus)

    Required experience: Azure, C#, Visual Studio, .Net Core

    • Build rock solid software by using existing and new technology.
    • Be experimental and work with extremely short development cycles.
    • Build and manage your own roadmap and experience unlimited freedom to explore improvements and add ons.

    Developer (FE focus)

    Required experience: Typescript (javascript), HTML/CSS, Angular

    • Develop user savvy data services that add value to our customers and that are easy and appealing to use.
    • With constant iterations and customer interaction, you improve our services everyday.
    • We work in small, focused teams and FE and BE engineers help each other if required.

    We offer you a remuneration package that matches your level of experience, the ambition of our team and your contribution to the team. You get a lot of freedom, you show a lot of commitment and determination.

    What kind of people are we looking for?

    Pro-active problem solvers, AGILE culture advocates, start-up culture comfortable, risk-taking, data-driven ambitious game-changers. To achieve this, we are looking for people for several positions to strengthen our team.

    Since we like to do things a bit different, we prefer personal contact above lengthy job profiles.

    Send in your application (resume and elevator pitch as to why we need you) to: Walter.Doorduin@priva.com / +31 6 300 78 316

  • 19 Mar 2020 14:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    In order to contain #COVID19, the Embassy in Ottawa and Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver have closed to the public, effective immediately, until further notice.

    Dutch citizens in need of emergency consular assistance in Canada should contact @247BZ Contact Centre at +1-613-237-5031 or ott@minbuza.nl.

    No King’s Day at Dutch Embassies

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok has decided to cancel King’s Day at all of the more than 150 Dutch embassies and other Dutch diplomatic missions abroad. ‘Given the rapid spread of the Corona crisis around the world, it is only logical to cancel the usual festivities this year,’ Mr Blok said.

    For many Dutch citizens abroad the annual celebration of King’s Day is a festive high point. It is the perfect opportunity to meet and catch up with each other. King’s Day is also a unique moment for Dutch diplomatic missions to further intensify relations with local authorities and businesses. Depending on the country, the events are usually attended by a large number of people, varying from dozens to several hundred.

    The minister made the decision to provide clarity to Dutch diplomatic missions abroad and visitors who intended to celebrate King’s Day there. It also avoids incurring costs that will later prove to be unnecessary. Moreover, in a number of countries, events and manifestations are no longer permitted.

    The cancellation of King’s Day abroad is in line with an earlier decision to cancel King’s Day in Maastricht in the Netherlands.

  • 13 Mar 2020 15:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Guardian: "The Netherlands is not a big place. You can drive across the whole country from the north to the south in under four hours. And yet it ranks consistently among the world’s top food exporting nations, in terms of gross value. The country’s surpluses are mind-boggling; how does the second largest exporter of tomatoes and onions also produce such outsize quantities of dairy and potatoes, and export more eggs than any nation on Earth? The mystery of how this tiny patch of northern Europe does it draws government delegations, multinational companies and agriculture students from around the world to marvel at the nucleus of the Dutch innovation juggernaut: Wageningen University."

    Read the article here.

  • 13 Feb 2020 12:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It isn't just big businesses that benefit from CETA. Dutch SME's are taking advantage of reduced tariffs too. #CETA is working to help #Dutch companies sell their goods, services and expertise in #Canada.

    NCCC member Canuck Dispensing Equipment BV in Zeeland is a good example of a real SME that fully benefits from CETA. Don Paauwe explains why CETA has helped his business. 

    Did you know?

    • With #CETA, the Netherlands is now able to export 98% of its products duty-free to Canada, which should benefit major sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, machinery and electrical equipment, oil products, motor vehicles, textiles and agri-food products.

    • With a tariff reduction of 5-10%, the Netherlands has exported 1570% more tractors to Canada since provisional application of #CETA over two year ago!
    • According to @AgroBericht, most greenhouses in Canada are built by Dutch companies, and/or use Dutch technology, irrigation systems, lighting, floors, and consultancy companies. Great news, since the greenhouse area in Canada is growing and delegations visit @GreenTechRAI in Amsterdam.
  • 10 Feb 2020 17:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There are still a lot of people who don't know all the facts about CETA. And there is quite a lot that could be misunderstood. Get the right information to help your business grow.

    Ditch the myths and get the facts about #CETA

    in English

    in Dutch

    in French

    With CETA, the Netherlands is now able to export 98% of its products duty-free to Canada, which should benefit major sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, machinery and electrical equipment, oil products, motor vehicles, textiles and agri-food products.

    Canada has also provided unprecedented levels of access to its procurement market at the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels, as well as access to the public utilities and transportation sectors. To enhance transparency and accessibility, Canada will have until five years from the date of CETA’s provisional application to develop a single point of access where suppliers can find CETA-covered procurement notices for all levels of government.

    CETA secures Dutch companies access to the Canadian services market. Canada committed not to impose citizenship or residency requirements as a condition for certain Dutch professionals seeking to engage in an activity in Canada (lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, etc.).

    Canada has accepted liberalisation of certain maritime transport services and has taken market access commitments with respect to dredging, repositioning of empty containers, and feedering services on the Halifax-Montreal route.

    CETA contains a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) chapter, which provides the Netherlands’ innovators, creators, and other IP rights holders with a transparent and predictable framework for the protection and enforcement of their IP rights in the Canadian marketplace. CETA includes specific commitments on copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, pharmaceutical IP, geographical indications (GIs) and IP rights enforcement measures, building on the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and multilateral treaties under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to which Canada and the EU are both party.

     
  • 12 Jan 2020 11:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Canada is, and always has been, a trading nation. Since our first trade commissioner arrived in Australia in 1895 to increase Canadian exports, the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has evolved into a now unmatched network of over 1,000 business-savvy experts in 160 cities worldwide who help Canadian businesses trade, grow and succeed.

    The Department of Trade and Commerce was established in 1892 under Minister Mackenzie Bowell, who led a successful trade delegation to Australia the next year. While in Australia, he heard calls for Canada to station a commercial agent in the region to answer “constant enquiries” about export opportunities for Canadian companies. 

    John LarkeJohn Larke (pictured 1893: From Oshawa Museum's Archival Collection A000.1.49a), a former newspaper owner from Oshawa, Ontario, departed Canada for Sydney, Australia, in December 1894 and arrived on January 8, 1895. He was Canada’s first permanent trade commissioner and, thus, first commercial representative abroad. Upon arrival, he was responsible for developing the market for Canadian products in Australia and New Zealand as well as developing a list of Canadian suppliers, promoting sales to the region and reporting back to Ottawa on market conditions.

    “I know of no man in Canada so well fitted for this position as Larke,” declared Bowell, who became prime minister of Canada in 1894. “He is an enthusiast on the extension of Canadian trade…He also has a happy aptitude for public speaking and could do much good in addressing boards of trade and other bodies,” says O. Mary Hill in her book, Canada’s Salesman to the World: The Department of Trade and Commerce, 1892‑1939.

    And so began the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS).

    Unlock your global potential

    With only approximately 0.5% of the world’s population, 99.5% of your potential consumers are located outside of Canada. Whether a Canadian entrepreneur, startup company or small to medium-sized business, growing globally is just part of growing your business. Begin your export journey here with the TCS:

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    Turn your ideas into a reality.

  • 02 Jan 2020 20:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our newest member hails from the Netherlands and is now based in Toronto. They have started a family business canadianstreetfood and the rest of the family have a Canadian foodtruck on Saturdays in Lelystad.

    Besides the foodtruck, you can also order the ingredients online for making your own poutine at home.

    To expand the business, they are looking for a

    Front-Line and Customer Service Representative

    We are hiring a enthusiastic Customer Services Representatives to prepare and sell Canadian products from our food truck. Do you like baking, understand basic food safety and do you have great customer services skills? We may be looking for you!

    Currently we are hiring Front-Line Customer Services Representative for our food truck on Saturdays (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) in downtown Lelystad (Flevoland, The Netherlands). You could also be scheduled on casual basis to work at events in and outside of Lelystad. We are offering a casual contract. Minimum age 17+ and some basic knowledge of the English Language. Previous retail/food-service experience and affinity with Canada is not required but an asset.

    Do you want to be part of an energetic and dynamic team that serves iconic Canadian snacks from our food truck? Send your resume and motivation to roos@CanadianStreetFood.nl
    For more information about this position you could email us as well.

    Reponsibilities:

    • Take and fulfill orders, providing excellent customer service with a smile
    • Handle cash and debit card payments
    • Food and beverage preparation (patries, fries, poutine and drinks)
    • Maintain a clean work environment and assist with kitchen cleaning procedures
    • Follows food preparation procedures and uphold on food safety standards

Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce | Wilhelminastraat 184 HS | 1054 WT Amsterdam| The Netherlands | +31 (70) 2210 555 | info@nccc.trade 

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