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International Celebration of World Water Day (WWD)

The Netherlands was host country for the international celebration of World Water Day (WWD). This year the event highlights water cooperation, and this theme was also the subject of the recent so-called Water Mission that resulted in signing up a collaboration agreement between the USA and The Netherlands. Check also this video on 2018 World […]

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Top Dutch Innovations from TenCate, DSM , Philips, and Schiphol

Dutch companies have always had a strong focus on innovation, the strong rise in innovative concepts in business cannot be denied. Recent discoveries and developments in new technologies, new products, and new services can be traced to the Netherlands. Check out this list of five ingenious Dutch innovations. They have been shaping new realities and […]

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Innovative Solutions and Products – How Apple, TenCate and DSM Promote them

It is no secret that introducing new innovative products and solutions is challenging, and we all know that it’s people’s nature to hold on to the past and avoid what’s new and unknown. Yet innovation is rapidly becoming the lifeblood of the global economy. So let’s discuss Innovative Solutions and Products – How Apple, TenCate […]

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The Role of TenCate Geotextiles in the Delta Works

The Dutch are real professionals when it comes to managing the power of water. If they would not have developed in the past a highly sophisticated water defense system for their country, a major part of the Netherlands would be under water. This post addresses the Role of TenCate Geotextiles in the Delta Works in […]

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How Unilever, TenCate, DSM and Randstad help society and grow profitable business in the same time

Putting sustainability at the core of their business strategy and linking societal needs with business growth is becoming more popular between modern corporations. Michael Porter from Harvard University calls this approach creating shared values (CSV). This means that companies can grow their business and profitability while building sustainable, scalable solutions for societal challenges such as […]

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The story behind the Hockey World Cup Stadium in The Hague

The 2014 Hockey World Cup was held from 31 May to 15 June 2014 at the Kyocera Stadium and the GreenFields Stadium in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Kyocera stadium, home base of soccer club ADO Den Haag, received a temporarily new surface of artificial grass called GreenFields TX. The story behind the development of […]

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PANalytical Award supporting early-career researchers

The prestigious PANalytical Award was created in 2012 to encourage exceptional early-career researchers. At a time when formal research funding is becoming more difficult PANalytical took the initiative to present the winner with prize money of € 5000. PANalytical is the world’s leader in the field of analytical instrumentation that recognizes materials by using X-ray […]

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Jupiler League and TenCate synthetic grass fields

TenCate was chosen by the Jupiler League as a vendor of synthetic grass for football fields only a few years way back. It was big news from many perspectives, first of all, Dutch professional football was choosing synthetic turf instead of natural grass. Would other countries follow? Secondly, the system that was chosen is the […]

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The Modern Annual Report: DSM, Philips, TenCate, Unit4

The structure, content an design of Annual Reports has changed dramatically over the past years. Instead of dry documents full of financial data, reports now have become powerful and well-designed communication tools including non-financial data as well. Internet and mobile technology, benchmarking rankings and the need to stand out in the crowded marketplace influenced this […]

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VDL Groep-Family-Owned Business Sustainable Growth

VDL Groep is one of the most powerful family-owned businesses in The Netherlands. It is a global industrial and manufacturing company that focuses on producing, innovating and marketing semi-finished products, buses, and coaches and finished products. An interview with the Corporate Communication Department about the leadership of Wim van der Leegte and the involvement of […]