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  • 07 Dec 2016 10:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sunday 4th December many people gathered together at Beechwood Military Cemetery in Ottawa to attend the annual ‘Wreaths across Canada’ (WAC) ceremony.

    The organisation of ´Wreaths across Canada’ intends to place (shortly before Christmas) a wreath on each of the graves of every fallen Canadian soldier in WWI or WWII.

    Also the graves of fallen soldiers in more recent conflicts are covered with a wreath. In the Netherlands a similar event takes place at the war cemetery in Holten where every year on 24th December school children light a candle at every grave of a fallen Canadian soldier.

    The Defence Attaché of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Lieutenant –Colonel Christa Oppers-Beumer laid a wreath on the grave of Albert Beverdam who is buried at Beechwood amongst his Canadian WW II comrades. She also laid a wreath at the memorial site where the names of around 20 Dutchmen (who mostly died during pilot training in WWII in Canada) are written on a Remembrance stone. It was a solemn and heartwarming ceremony with the involvement of many young navy, army and air cadets. ‘Lest we forget…. ‘

  • 16 Nov 2016 12:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In close cooperation with Invest Ottawa, The Hague Security Delta, InnovationQuarter, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch Embassy in Ottawa, the Canadian Embassy to the Netherlands has launched the Canada-Netherlands Cyber & Security Technologies Soft Landing Program. This program offers Canadian and Dutch companies a unique opportunity to 'soft land' for a trial period in the respective Dutch and Canadian markets. InnovationQuarter is co-organizing the program and will be dedicated to providing the Canadian participants with tailored support.

    Cyber & Security Technologies Soft Landing Program

    Ultimately, the Soft Landing Program is conceived to provide a low risk entry trial to Canadian and Dutch companies entering a new international market, accessing the resources they need to more readily tap into commercial opportunities by connecting with new partners, closing new deals, and possibly setting up a permanent presence in the market. Participating companies will be provided with access to key resources and support by Invest Ottawa and The Hague Security Delta to build a strong regional network in the markets and make strategic connections.

    Chris van Voorden, Director Foreign Investments at InnovationQuarter: “This Soft Landing Platform offers great opportunities for both Dutch and Canadian companies. The program provides companies with the opportunity to learn from international counterparts and has great potential for new business  relations and cooperation. If Canadian companies are successful in this program, InnovationQuarter will be more than willing to support them in permanently expanding their business to The Hague. Our services include introductions to networks,  finding a suitable office location, support with incorporating a legal entity, registering at the Chamber of Commerce and opening a bank account.”

    Each participating company will land between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 for a period of up to three months. Within this period, start dates and durations of soft landings for each company are flexible, and these decisions are tailored to company needs.

    Opportunities for Canadian and Dutch companies

    The Soft Landing Platform in The Hague offers:

    • Access to office space in The Hague at The Hague Security Delta fully funded by this program at no cost to you.
    • Mentorship from The Hague Security Delta (HSD), InnovationQuarter, industry leaders, partners, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and the Dutch Embassy in Ottawa.
    • Support in accessing financial resources, engaging strategic partners, and refining business models for market opportunities in the EU region.
    • Greater exposure to global partners and opportunities to pursue European clients.

    The Hague Security Delta

    Doing business in The Hague

    Why your company should land in The Hague:

    • The Hague is the centre of The Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe (with a turnover in The Hague of €1.7 billion, 400 security companies and 13,400 people).
    • The Hague Security Delta has strong ties with other innovative and influential regions in the field of security in the Netherlands and abroad.
    • The HSD Campus is the national innovation centre for security with state-of-the-art labs for serious gaming, real-time intelligence and incident experience, education and training facilities, flexible office space, and meeting rooms.
    • InnovationQuarter has a dedicated team in place to support international companies.

    Dutch security companies to explore the North American market

    As the program works two ways, HSD partners that are interested in exploring the North American market get a unique opportunity to “soft land” for a trial period in Ottawa, Canada’s national hub for the cyber, defence and security sectors.

    More information

    If you are interested and want to learn more about the Soft Landing Platform, please feel free to contact: Caroline Bolduc, Trade Commissioner-Innovation The Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands via +31 (70) 311-1653 or caroline.bolduc@international.gc.ca. Or contact Philip Meijer, Account Manager Safety & Security at InnovationQuarter.

  • 04 Nov 2016 17:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Twelve port-related startups from around the world settled in Rotterdam last year. Six of these have a customer contract. Through this, the port accelerator PortXL has clearly proven itself in its first year. As a result, PortXL, together with its internationally recognized partners, is launching a new startup accelerator program.

    PortXL is looking for new startups for the port of Rotterdam

    A successful first year

    Rotterdam harbour is a haven for port-lovers with innovative ideas and concepts. And the ambition to be the smartest port in the world is of paramount importance. For this reason PortXL was launched on October 29, 2015, the only startup program with a focus on ports.

    More than 180 mentors and highly involved partners including NCCC members EY, Damen, Boskalis and InnovationQuarter, offered twelve startups the opportunity to bring their technologies to a higher level. Out of the twelve startups, six have signed a customer contract. In addition, all startups have indicated that they have the intention to stay in Rotterdam. For them, Rotterdam is the place to bring their startup to a higher level.

    The Program

    PortXL is a hundred-day program where ten to twelve selected startups are intensively coached by mentors to jump start their concepts. Over three months,  startups work on their business plan and have the opportunity to pitch their technologies to 250 port professionals and more than 20 CEO’s. Through this initiative, PortXL is creating a bridge between startups and large enterprises.


    Currently PortXL is looking for the ten most promising port-related startups in the world for the 2017 program. The program selects teams with disruptive, scalable business propositions that can be launched within a year. PortXL focuses on Transport & Logistics, Energy, Chemical & Refining and Maritime sectors.

    On June 22, 2017 these startups will present themselves at the final event; Shakedown.
    Startups can apply via the website: www.portxl.org. Deadline for applications is  January 31, 2017

  • 19 Sep 2016 15:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brainport Development werkt samen met vele partners aan het versterken van de regio Brainport. Brainport, met Eindhoven als hart, is een toptechnologieregio van wereldformaat en de groeiversneller van de Nederlandse economie. Als onafhankelijke en vraag gestuurde organisatie werken we op bevlogen wijze aan concrete resultaten. Brainport Development faciliteert de realisatie van de regionale economische strategie, ontwikkelt en realiseert projecten, biedt bedrijfsadvies en promoot Brainport in binnen- en buitenland. Ons motto is: “Samen werken aan een sterk Brainport”.

    Je bent verantwoordelijk voor het verder ontwikkelen en implementeren van de marketing- en communicatiestrategie van Brainport Development en Brainport regio Eindhoven. De nieuwe economische koers voor de Brainport regio, ‘Brainport Next Generation’, is recent (op hoofdlijnen) vertaald naar een nieuwe merkstrategie. Jouw eerste uitdaging is ervoor te zorgen dat deze wordt uitgewerkt en geïmplementeerd èn wordt omarmd door relevante (publieke en private) partners in het veld. Belangrijk daarbij is ook dat de communicatie vanuit alle programma’s en projecten van Brainport Development aan gaat sluiten bij deze nieuwe merkstrategie. Dat is niet altijd eenvoudig, want ook hier hebben we te maken met vele externe partners. Door te inspireren en te verbinden weet jij deze bewegingen goed te realiseren. Daarbij is het voor ons essentieel om op het gebied van marketing en communicatie continu te vernieuwen, te verrassen en ‘voor de boeggolf uit te blijven’. Met energie en passie geef jij hieraan leiding en vanzelfsprekend heb jij ook ervaring met innovatieve online marketing concepten en campagnes. Ervaring met pers en woordvoering is voor ons een pré. Je geeft leiding aan een team van circa zes communicatieprofessionals en werkt intern ook nauw samen met ons team strategie; je hebt dan ook aantoonbare affiniteit met regionaal economische ontwikkelingen.

    Klik hier voor meer informatie

  • 29 Jul 2016 11:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NCCC Member Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to announce that 142 of its lawyers were ranked as leaders across 53 areas of practice in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

    The firm’s lawyers received a total of 257 individual listings, with 68 lawyers receiving ranking in several areas.

    Of particular note, Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers received 25 “Most Frequently Recommended” listings, the highest Lexpert ranking.

    Additionally, Norton Rose Fulbright was recommended as a leading Canadian law firm in 32 areas, with the highest ranking in six:

    • Class Actions: Montreal, Quebec
    • Corporate Commercial Law: Montreal, Quebec
    • Corporate finance & Securities: Montreal, Quebec
    • Energy (Oil & Gas): Calgary, Alberta
    • Labour Relations: Montreal, Quebec
    • Litigation—Corporate Commercial: Montreal, Quebec

    “These rankings reflect the expertise of our firm, team members and continued commitment to excellence across all our areas of practice,” said Norton Rose Fulbright Canadian Managing Partner Charles Hurdon. “We are pleased to be recognized for providing the highest possible standard of legal service and congratulate our colleagues.”

    The product of an extensive peer survey process, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada. Published since 1997, the directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.

    The full rankings for 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory can be found online.

  • 12 Jul 2016 22:19 | Deleted user

    Canadian and Dutch high school students discuss their shared past and future.

    How do you explain what a stroopwafel is? What do Montreal and Rotterdam have in common? And does Canada really have that many moose? During the international project ‘Touch of Dutch’ over 200 Dutch and Canadian high school students got answers to these and many more questions!

    The Touch of Dutch project involved a series of class room sessions with interesting topics as ‘Discover the Netherlands – Discover Canada, ‘Safety First’ and ‘Inspiring Innovation’ and challenges students to come up with creative ideas for future cooperation between both countries.

    This unique project ended with a series of Skype sessions, in which students worked together to give a positive push to the enduring values that bind Canada and the Netherlands, whilst exploring possibilities and opportunities for both Canada and the Netherlands.

    The story of the friendship between the two countries is a key element in the project. It takes students back to the highlights of the Canadian military campaign that led to the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945, but even more so does it test students on the current relationship and choosing ways to move forward in terms of cooperation, technology and security.

    Six high schools participated: Woodroffe High School (CAD), Nepean High School (CAD), Bell High School (CAD), the Sint-Oelbertgymnasium (NL), the Jan van Brabant College (NL) and the Cambreur College (NL). The students came up with some great thoughts on the future Dutch-Canadian friendship, but the prize for the best answer was won by a group from the Cambreur College and Woodroffe High School: Nina van Rijen, Indi Verheijen, Luuk Baltissen, Niels Cornelissen, Rachelle Rutgrink, Anthony Capy, Sophia Okwir and Grace Pereira.


    Link to original post.

  • 08 Jul 2016 12:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Unfortunately, this article is only available in Dutch.

    Canada is hot, zeker in de levensmiddelenindustrie liggen er veel kansen voor Nederlandse bedrijven. Deze conclusie kan zeker getrokken worden na de presentatie van de Canadese Investment Champion Bruce Cowper op 24 juni jl. tijdens de Informatiebijeenkomst Trade & Investment kansen in Canada voor de Food industrie bij de HAS in Den Bosch.

    Bovendien willen de Canadezen heel graag met Nederlandse bedrijven samenwerken. Via een uitvoerig selectieproces is Nederland geïdentificeerd als dé partner om de Canadese Food Processing Industry naar een hoger plan te tillen, meer efficiency met Nederlandse technologie. Food Industry.pdf

  • 15 Apr 2016 10:11 | Deleted user

    Job Title: Common Services Officer (Management)
    Salary: €58,735 - €78,886
    Vacancy type: Indeterminate
    Level: Officer
    Classification: LE-08
    Location: The Hague, Netherlands
    Closing date for applications: 30-04-2016

    Under the general direction of the Management Consular Officer, the common services officer manages and co-ordinates logistical execution of program objectives and goals assisting in implementation when required; manages the provision and creation of non-routine information and/or documentation; oversees and inputs into complex administrative support systems; provides services to a diverse client base and initiates proactive collaboration acting as the focal point of contact for common services within a mission; supervises staff and performs other duties as required.

    Please visit the website for more information. If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to RSCEMA.Personnel@international.gc.ca

  • 11 Mar 2016 10:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Priva is a world leader in developing and supplying sustainable technologies for the control of indoor environments within horticulture and building environments. We provide sustainable solutions for a more efficient control of energy and water within indoor environments, as a means to conserve scarce resources and reduce our impact on the planet. Together with local partner organizations, we offer our customers across the world access to high-quality hardware, software and services.

    With a significant increase in sales and increased national presence in North America, we are expanding our sales team and are in search of a motivated key account manager with a strong understanding of the horticulture market.

    Based out of our North American office in Vineland Station, Ontario, the new key account manager will be responsible for building customer relationships, developing new accounts, quoting on customer projects, generating sales, visiting new and existing clients in the field and representing Priva at trade shows.

    The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following attributes:

    Excellent communicator, professional demeanor, strong negotiator, good time management, previous sales experience, enthusiastic self-starter, good horticultural knowledge, a desire to meet and exceed sales targets, and ambition.

    Additional Information

    This job will require estimated 25-50% travel in the US and Canada to current clients and potential new leads.

    Please apply with a letter of application and resume to: mike.marino@priva.ca

    Closing Date: March 31, 2016

  • 01 Mar 2016 20:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Selected by a highly respected jury, The16 is the Netherland’s multi-disciplined team of top students that go on a Trade Mission to learn from - and collaborate with - foreign entrepreneurial ecosystems and thereby nurture its domestic startup ecosystem. This year, the journey will lead to Toronto, Boston and New York where the team will visit ivy league universities, work with and do research for, renowned startups and MNCs.

    The16 Student Entrepreneurs are looking for sponsors and partners for their inspiring trip to Toronto, Boston and NYC

    The16 Student Entrepreneurs organize a trade mission to Toronto, Boston and New York from 7-18 April 2016. Their aim is to learn from and collaborate with foreign entrepreneurial ecosystems and thereby nurture its domestic startup ecosystem. The16 is an extracurricular project and students are challenged to organize and fund the trip themselves, in an entrepreneurial way.

    Is your company looking for some bright minds to do a market research, support with marketing activities or would you like to benefit from their inspiring trip in any other way?
    Please go to www.the16.co to see what the students can do for you and how you can be part of this inspiring project!

    The16 Student Entrepreneurs op zoek naar sponsors voor hun reis naar Toronto, Boston en New York.

    Van 7-18 april as. gaan The16 Student Entrepreneurs op handelsmissie naar Toronto, Boston en New York. Deze ondernemende studenten willen met de reis het ondernemersklimaat in deze wereldsteden verder in kaart brengen, maar ook de eigen ondernemerschapsambities uitbouwen.  De reis organiseren en financieren ze zelf, als extra curriculair project naast hun studie. Om de reis te financieren zijn ze op zoek naar opdrachtgevers die hen een uitdagende klus willen aanbieden in ruil voor een stukje financiering van hun reis. Heeft u een leuke opdracht liggen waar de studenten u mee kunnen helpen? Ze komen graag met u in contact!
    Meer informatie: www.the16.co

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