All Bell ceremonies
07/11/2019 - 10:17AM CET | Amsterdam3430013ee55b87-6ef7-4c25-adde-1d429eb440f5
Aedifica – Listing Euronext Amsterdam
Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica, opened markets in Amsterdam today. Aedifica has been listed at Euronext Brussels since 2006 and acquired a second listing at Euronext Amsterdam today.
Aedifica is a regulated real estate company specialised in healthcare real estate, particularly in senior housing. The company has properties in Belgium (79 buildings), the Netherlands (43), Germany (49) and the UK (92), housing over 19,000 residents in total.
Aedifica’s secondary listing on Euronext Amsterdam is yet another illustration of our commitment and ambition for the growth of our healthcare real estate portfolio in the Netherlands,” says Stefaan Gielens. “This further establishes Aedifica as the market reference in listed European healthcare real estate.”Aedifica 07/11/2019 - 10:17AM CETAmsterdam
06/11/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam330598f35663ff-a6c9-4fdc-8551-7957e35de98b
Berk Partners – Start 5th fund of Berk Partners
Willem Kamps, managing partner of investment company Berk Partners private equity, sounds the gong and opens the trading day to celebrate the successful start of the fifth Fund of Berk Partners.
About Berk Partners private equity
Berk Partners private equity has been an independent investment company for more than 25 years and assists companies and entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. Last year, Berk Partners private equity started a fifth investment fund and made three investments in companies since then.
Since its foundation more than 25 years ago, Berk Partners has played a major role in financing several SME’s. Berk Partners has provided growth financing to more than 40 SME’s in this period and has assisted DGA’s of SMEs with successions or pre-exits.
For more information: www.berkpartners.nlBerk Partners 06/11/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
Dutch Pension Federation
05/11/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam330597248dd368-c63f-4973-92c6-82967c93d1a2
Dutch Pension Federation – Start Pension3days 2019
On November 5th, 6th, and 7th 2019, the ninth edition of the National Pension3days will take place. During this period, the partners of the Money Wise Platform are engaged in a wide variety of activities aimed at motivating people to look at their retirement income and – if necessary – to take action.
Shaktie Rambaran Mishre, chair of the Dutch Pension Federation, will herald the Pension3days by sounding the gong of the Amsterdam stock exchange. Shaktie Rambaran Mishre: “These three days are about pensions, an important topic for everyone. Retirement is more than income for old age; many pension funds provide a benefit for spouse and children in case of a demise. It is comforting to know what the arrangements for your loved ones are in case you pass away. That is why survivors’ pension are in the spotlight this year”.
The aim of the national Pension3days is to promote financial fitness and financial resilience at old age. The theme in 2019 is “Take care of each other” and is about survivor’s pension. Both Money Wise and the Pension Federation have developed a tool that gives the Dutch population insight into their own retirement situation. Money Wise’s tool “This is what you can do for your retirement” allows people to make an estimate of their financial situation at old age. The Pension Federation, together with Nibud and SVB, developed the “Survivor’s Money Guide”. This provides an easily accessible overview of income schemes after a demise.
Besides Money Wise and the Pension Federation, a large number of organizations participate in the Pension3days, including Authority for the Financial Markets, Association of Insurers, Pension Register Foundation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Adfiz, FFP, the Dutch Central Bank, Nibud, several banks, pension funds, insurers, labor unions, educational institutions, pension advisors and many other employers. They organize activities to answer pension questions, such as pension consultation, workshops throughout the country and education in the workplace.
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04/11/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam3304198e137935-94ba-498c-9a67-364ffb447088
RTL-Z – Start Beursspel
The RTL Z Beursspel starts on Monday 4 November. For this occasion show host and awarded investor Janneke Willemse strikes the gong to open the Amsterdam stock exchange.
The RTL Z Beursspel introduces participants to the world of investment and lets them trade with a fictitious amount of 100,000 Euros. The player who makes the most profit wins a trip to New York. The RTL Z Beursspel introduces different types of investment products to the participants.
For more information: www.rtlzbeursspel.nlRTL-Z 04/11/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
Coöperatieve Rabobank Regio Schiphol
01/11/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam30129351e3aaf9-221b-490a-9c73-3e179b2d55aa
Coöperatieve Rabobank Regio Schiphol
Han Klinkspoor of the Aerdenhoutse Beleg- en Studieclub and client of Rabobank Regio Schiphol, sounds the gong. Rabobank Regio Schiphol is proud to be able to strike the gong to open the trading day with a group of highly valued customers and members. The stock market is an important source within asset management consultancy for its clients, enabling its clients to realise their ambitions.
Brexit is expected to have consequences for the financial markets. Each time the chance of a hard Brexit seems to increase, it leads to dramatic headlines. But what can investors do with this? Rabobank Regio Schiphol regularly assists and informs its clients, private and business, in order to reduce uncertainties.
About Rabobank Rabobank is an international financial services provider on a cooperative basis. It provides services in the field of retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and property. It has around 8.3 million customers worldwide. Rabobank wants to make a substantial contribution to the welfare and prosperity of the Netherlands and to the sustainable feeding of the world.
Rabobank Regio Schiphol
Rabobank Regio Schiphol is a commercially independent local Rabobank. It serves both private and business customers with a complete package of financial services. Rabobank Regio Schiphol operates in a market area where business doesn’t just end at the municipal boundaries. That’s why it has many good contacts with the municipality, local business associations and other stakeholders. It is committed to a better business climate.
Something news worthy And together with its customers, it is once again committed to a stronger living environment and to today's major social challenges.Coöperatieve Rabobank Regio Schiphol 01/11/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
B&R Beurs Erasmus Investment Society
31/10/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam301292ee7c7927-8115-4f43-b369-f9e0b8db7932
B&R Beurs Erasmus Investment Society – Opening yearly Flow Traders Investment Competition
Mark Pinckers, Head of Trading at Flow Traders, sounds the gong to open the yearly Flow Traders Investment Competition.
Every year, the student investment society B&R Beurs from the Erasmus University Rotterdam organizes the Flow Traders Investment Competition. This competition is the largest student investment competition of the Netherlands, with over 40 active student investment groups participating.
About B&R Beurs Erasmus Investment Society With around 1300 members in Rotterdam, B&R Beurs is the largest student investment society of the Netherlands. We strive to guide and aid our members to gain a better understanding about the financial world. We achieve this by hosting weekly academies about investing that are given by industry professionals and experienced members. Furthermore, we kick-start the financial career of our members by organizing various events such as in-house days, company dinners, workshops and masterclasses in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Flow Traders enables the organization of a yearly investment competition and encourages members to be active with investing.B&R Beurs Erasmus Investment Society 31/10/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
Stichting Museumnacht Amsterdam
30/10/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam301291fe842661-3d88-42a2-badf-2754dd3e8bff
Stichting Museumnacht Amsterdam – 20 years
The gong is sounded by Jordy den Haan, Project Manager at Stichting N8 I Museum Night Amsterdam. The occasion is the foundation's 20-year anniversary. In addition, 2019 is Jordy's last Museum Night. All in all a festive year!
20 years of Museum Night Amsterdam Museum Night Amsterdam has become one of the largest cultural events in Amsterdam in 20 years. Museum Night Amsterdam introduces and connects a young and local audience with the Amsterdam museums. For this target group, Museum Night is the gateway to the museums in their city and wants to inspire and convince them that these museums are also there for them. The first and largest museum night in the Netherlands now attracts more than 32,000 visitors, about half of whom actually come for the first time and nearly 80% are younger than 35 years. Museum Night provides its visitors with a first experience in the museum every year: whether it is Museum Night in Amsterdam for the first time or your twentieth. Every edition is unique and feels like an introduction.
About the N8 Foundation The N8 Foundation is the laboratory for museum youth marketing, aimed at as many as possible, preferably all youth target groups of Amsterdam. This includes all activities, with the annual Museum Night as the focal point. This year, Museum Night Amsterdam takes place on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Between 19:00 and 02:00, the Amsterdam museums open their doors at night to welcome a young audience. Inspired by the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions, the participating locations have put together a special program for a young audience.Stichting Museumnacht Amsterdam 30/10/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
Kempen Global Property Fund
29/10/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam301290c1e93237-3a27-4fe5-9233-d30f0cdc4cb3
Kempen Global Property Fund NV – 5 years
Lucas Vuurmans, Senior Portofolio Manager of the Kempen Global Property Fund, sounds the gong for the 5-year anniversary of Kempen Global Property Fund NV.
This month, the Kempen Global Property Strategy celebrates its fifth anniversary. This milestone coincides with attaining the highest position in the Morningstar database: the average annual return of the Kempen Global Property Fund N.V. over the five-year period is 12.7% (net). This is substantially higher (net annual average of 2.7%) than the benchmark (FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Developed Index)*.
The strategy also scores high on sustainability aspects, with Morningstar awarding four points, so-called sustainability globes, on the sustainability rating scale.
Egbert explains: “With our team of experienced real estate investors, we apply a unique, data-driven investment process that allows us to analyse approximately 25 million relevant data points for 200,000 properties around the world. These data are processed in our own data infrastructure into useful and relevant investment information.
“This enormous quantity of available data enables us to make a better assessment of the quality and risks of the real estate. This leads to better investment decisions, which in turn results in higher investment returns at lower risks for our clients. We are very proud of the fact that this approach yields excellent results for our clients.”Kempen Global Property Fund 29/10/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
KAS BANK / CACEIS
28/10/2019 - 9:15AM CET | Amsterdam30128991081fe3-f36e-4cdc-8d84-8f3df3a0c5f0
KAS BANK rebrands to CACEIS
Sikko van Katwijk, member Executive Committee CACEIS, sounds the gong on the occasion of KAS BANK’s rebranding to CACEIS. Today’s gong also represents the last week of trading for KAS BANK shares. The last day of trading on Euronext is scheduled for 4 November.
KAS BANK rebrands to CACEIS
From the 28th of October KAS BANK will continue with the name and brand of the new owner CACEIS (K-say-ies). On the 25th of February 2019 KAS BANK announced the public offer from CACEIS that was settled on the 30th of September. From that day onwards, KAS BANK is part of the CACEIS-group benefitting from the large balance sheet and the scale business of one of the largest European Custodian banks.
CACEIS is a large European custodian bank and the largest European Fund Administrator. CACEIS is part of the Credit Agricole group, a French mutual bank that is one of the largest global banking groups. Through the merger with KAS BANK CACEIS becomes a market leader in custodial services in the Dutch market and will also benefit from KAS BANK’s expertise in pension fund services. About 4,000 people work for CACEIS, whereof 400 in the Dutch/Amsterdam office.
For more information: www.caceis.comKAS BANK / CACEIS 28/10/2019 - 9:15AM CETAmsterdam
25/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam2858855e77a23a-8a19-4f20-80aa-644ec332bc34
Stadsarchief Amsterdam – Amsterdam 744 years
Bert de Vries, director of Stadsarchief Amsterdam, announces the Birthday of Amsterdam with the gong. On October 27, 1275, Floris the Fifth, Count of Holland granted Amsterdammers toll exemption in his county. The Tolprivilege is the oldest document in Amsterdam and the basis for the powerful, prosperous and tolerant trading city.
The Tolprivilege laid the foundation for Amsterdam that would grow into the most powerful trading city in the world in the seventeenth century. The City Archives preserves the Tolprivilege and all other archive records of Amsterdam. In the document from 1275, Amstelledamme is mentioned for the first time in history. Count Floris V (the Fifth) granted toll-free freedom for "People staying near the Amsteldam" to transport their wares through the County of Holland. This cost advantage laid the foundation for the then young trading city. Based on the year 1275, mentioned in this insignificant but meaningful document, Amsterdam will turn out big in 2025 with the celebration of its 750 anniversary.
The Amsterdam City Archives preserves the archives of the municipal government, besides those of private institutions, families or individuals, and companies connected with the city. In addition, the City Archives houses a large collection of images and audio-visual material, as well as a library.
Among the various documents of international significance kept at the Amsterdam City Archives are the archives of the Heineken brewery and the renowned Concertgebouw, letters written by Charles Darwin and Mahatma Gandhi, an eighteenth-century trade agreement between the city and the newly founded United States of America, the book containing the excommunication of seventeenth-century philosopher Spinoza, and a police report about the theft of Anne Frank’s bike in 1942.
Archival material is made available for consultation both on site and through the internet. The website of the Amsterdam City Archives features an Image Bank, containing more than 460.000 photos, drawings, and prints related to the city, and an Archives Database, providing scans of archival material on request, including a wealth of sources for genealogical research, accessible through several indexes. These scans now number more than seven million.
The Amsterdam City Archives shares the available expertise on Amsterdam and its history through exhibitions, publications, films and events. Noteworthy documents are on permanent display in the so-called: Amsterdam Treasure Room. Wander through the Treasure Room, dating from 1926. Find out about Rembrandt or Johan Cruyff and their times. Marvel at the medieval charter cabinet. And follow the change from a small city in a medieval world to a world city in our times. Historical films about Amsterdam are shown in a small movie theatre.Stadsarchief Amsterdam 25/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
23/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam2771324ac6d22d-53be-48b2-8397-caa2ca8a7bec
Icoinic – Winner Cashcow Award 2019
Arthur Stolk, managing director Icoinic, sounds the gong on the occasion of Icoinic winning the Cash Cow Award 2019 for Best Dutch Crypto Fund.
This being the first presentation of the award category, combined with crypto investments being a full part of the BeleggersFair for the first time, is indicative for the increasing interest in cryptocurrencies.
In the weeks leading up to the event, the public had an opportunity to vote and select the winner from five nominated crypto funds. Icoinic had a lot of support to fall back on. What stood out was their algorithmic approach to the vastly fluctuating crypto market. Participants also praised Icoinic’s pioneering spirit and character. ‘It’s extremely helpful to have a good Dutch organization around.’
Cryptocurrencies are known for their extreme price volatility, and prices can differ vastly from one minute to the next. Says Stolk: ‘Our algorithm can react to market developments and knows how to cushion them if necessary. To me, this award is a tangible acknowledgement for the hard work we do.’
For more information: www.icoinic.orgIcoinic 23/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
23/10/2019 - 9:13AM CEST | Amsterdam277131ac599ebe-a3c4-4977-b0c2-8495197caf5d
Aegon – Winner Gouden Spreekbuis 2019
Sibylla Bantema, COO Aegon Hypotheken, sounds the gong for Aegon Hypotheken winning the Gouden Spreekbuis 2019. She and her management team are responsible for the mortgage business and the distinctive developments in the field of customer and advisor service
Winner of the Golden Speak Tube 2019 for the best mortgage lender.
On October 3rd, Aegon Hypotheken was awarded the ‘Gouden Spreekbuis 2019’ for mortgage providers. The prize is awarded annually by Blauw Research to the mortgage lender who, in the past year, developed best in terms of communication, image, reputation and services.
As a winner in the field of digitization, Aegon Hypotheken has taken enormous steps and has taken the lead in redesigning the mortgage chain, without losing sight of the human aspect. This to the great satisfaction of customer and intermediary.
Aegon wants to enable customers to make conscious choices for a healthy financial future. We do this by informing them, showing alternatives, giving appropriate advice and delivering the products and services that are important for every phase of your life. Whether it concerns your pension, mortgage, investments, banking or non-life insurance.
About 4,300 people work for Aegon and her daughters in the Netherlands, in The Hague, Leeuwarden, Groningen and Amsterdam.
Over the past 5 years, Aegon Hypotheken was one of the top 5 mortgage providers in the Netherlands; more than 225,000 consumers have financed their home with an Aegon mortgage.
For more information: www.aegon.nlAegon 23/10/2019 - 9:13AM CESTAmsterdam
Rotterdam School of Management
22/10/2019 - 12:06PM CEST | Amsterdam2767803f7e4102-a189-4be7-93d1-4d05d69aa839
Rotterdam School of Management
Dirk Schoenmaker, Professor of Banking and Finance at RSM, Erasmus University sounds the gong to draw attention to the launch of the upcoming online course “Principles of Sustainable Finance”. Alongside is Dieuwertje Bosma, Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation, and Justin Sheehan, project manager for the online course.
About the “Principles of Sustainable Finance” Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized to counter this. Using finance as a means to achieve social goals we can divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all.
This online course combines theory and policy to explain the sustainability challenges for corporate investment. It shows how finance can steer funding to certain companies and projects without sacrificing return and thus speed up the transition to a sustainable economy. It analyses the Sustainable Development Goals as a strategy for a better world and provides evidence that environmental, social, and governance factors matter, explaining in detail how to incorporate these factors in the corporate and financial sectors.
About the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation
The purpose of this platform is to develop new insights through research and education in close collaboration with leading sustainable finance players in the industry and academia. The platform brings together academic faculty research, PhD, Master and Bachelor students, MBAs and executive education, NGOs and professionals in the financial industry.
For more information: https://www.rsm.nl/erasmus-platform-for-sustainable-value-creation/home/22/10/2019 - 12:06PM CESTAmsterdam
HOFFMANN GREEN CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
21/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Paris28133476367c70-d0b7-4b23-bb76-2f8c68d41eed
HOFFMANN GREEN CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES lists on Euronext Growth.
Julien BLANCHARD, Chairman and co-founder, and David HOFFMANN, co-founder of HOFFMANN GREEN CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, open the trading day in Paris.
Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies specializes in the production and marketing of cements. At the end of 2018, the group operated a production site in France.HOFFMANN GREEN CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES 21/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTParis
APG Partnership with E Fund
21/10/2019 - 9:14AM CEST | Amsterdam2687294094bf58-231c-4fa7-8756-39968d068ff7
APG Partnership with E Fund
Mr. Zhang, Executive Vice President responsible for IT and technology at E Fund Management, sounds the gong to open the trading day. Yesterday, staff of E Fund have run the Amsterdam Marathon together with its partner APG to celebrate the success of this Dutch-Sino partnership: “APG has inspired us to join the running event in Amsterdam, to further build on the great teamwork between both firms. We’re in it for the long run!”
About the APG-E Fund partnership
The APG and E Fund partnership want to be regarded throughout the investment management industry as a thought leader and enabler for long term responsible investing inside and outside China. APG and E Fund investment professionals innovate and work together to produce industry-leading investment solutions based on a shared motivation to contribute to society with excellent returns and a genuine interest in long term and responsible investing. By bringing together experience, combined global investment capabilities and insights into China and the world’s markets the partnership stands for managing assets for a better and more sustainable world, with the first “ESG Focus China A Shares investment strategy” as the first co-created and co-executed product. The partnership is currently building a broader suite.
APG is the largest pension delivery organization in the Netherlands; its approximately 3,000 employees provide executive consultancy, asset management, pension administration, pension communication and employer services. APG performs these services on behalf of (pension) funds and employers in the sectors of education, government, construction, cleaning and window cleaning, housing associations, energy and utility companies, sheltered employment organizations, and medical specialists. APG manages approximately €529 billion (August 2019) in pension assets for the pension funds in these sectors. APG works for approximately 21,000 employers, providing the pension for one in five families in the Netherlands (about 4.6 million participants). APG has offices in Heerlen, Amsterdam, Brussels, New York and Hong Kong.
About E Fund
E Fund Management Co., Ltd. (“E Fund”) is the largest comprehensive fund manager in China. It offers both mutual fund and customized asset management solutions to help its onshore and offshore clients fulfill their investment objectives, assisting them to achieve long-term and sustainable returns. As of June 30, 2019, E Fund manages RMB 1.3 trillion (USD 186 billion). It is ranked No.1 for assets under management. E Fund has cumulatively distributed over RMB 120 billion (USD 17.5 billion) dividends to its mutual fund clients since inception, obtaining considerable returns for investors. It is widely recognized as one of the most trusted and outstanding asset managers of China.
18/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam253153176a9b18-2981-438c-acd1-5c2056117178
RELX Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Month
Anita Chandraprakash, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Elsevier, part of RELX, based at Elsevier’s HQ in Amsterdam, sounds the gong. She is responsible for production, enrichment/transformation and distribution of all Research and Health content and customer service. In her previous role, Anita also served on the RELX India Board. Anita is a strong supporter of Diversity & Inclusion. As a leader, she believes that people from diverse backgrounds bring different perspectives and by inviting different opinions, they achieve better decisions, engagement and outcomes. By opening today’s stock exchange, Anita would like to encourage all to help drive cultures of Diversity & Inclusion across all businesses and professions.
October: RELX Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Month
During October at RELX they celebrate their commitment and strong drive to reinforce Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) throughout all their business areas: Science, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal; and Exhibitions. In 2018, their Employee Resource Groups grew to over 40 networks, such as women’s forums and Pride groups, to facilitate support, mentoring and community involvement.
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £35.2bn, €40.5bn, $44.7bn.
For more information: www.relx.comRELX 18/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
17/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam2323275d9c9564-36b7-4860-976b-29d8cfca2587
Gary Shapiro, CEO the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) open the stock exchange today at Beurs van Berlage.
By doing so, they also open the event CES Unveiled Amsterdam. In the Beurs van Berlage international media, European investors, knowledge institutes and government officials will experience how tech improves lives.
CES Unveiled Amsterdam
CES Unveiled is held in Amsterdam for the third year. The 50 Dutch startups who will be at the Holland Tech Square in CES Las Vegas in January 2020, will be presented at CES Unveiled, together with 50 other European companies who too are working on emerging technology and trends improving our world and changing our lives.
CES Unveiled offers a global platform to tech powerhouses and innovative startups to share their revolutionary technologies. The event brings together an audience of 1,000+ entrepreneurs, investor communities, senior-level executives, researchers, government officials, media, thought leaders & influencers and global corporations from across Europe.
The Netherlands has the most competitive economy of Europe and offers an exceptional ecosystem for innovative companies to grow and expand internationally. Also, the Netherlands is the gateway to Europe for international companies who are looking for expansion into Europe.
Euronext Amsterdam stage for growth
Euronext Amsterdam is an outstanding platform to open CES Unveiled. The entrepreneurs who present themselves at CES Unveiled are ambitious and will be looking for funding now and in the future to finance the growth of their company. A listing at Euronext will contribute to a solid business image and a stronger position in the market.
For more information: https://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/CES-Unveiled/CES-Unveiled-Amsterda…CES Unveiled 17/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
16/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam232262dde38cd8-ba00-44f2-8fb7-488c983fbba5
Three Dutch companies InReda Diabetic, Ioniqa and Hiber have been pronounced National Icons by Mona Keijzer on behalf of the Dutch government. The companies are shining examples of Dutch innovation. Together they open the stock exchange.
About National Icons election State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) recently announced the winners: “Inreda Diabetic, Ioniqa and Hiber are Dutch solutions to global challenges in the field of healthcare, recycling and digitisation. These new National Icons are shining examples of our innovative force. Their inventions have great economic potential. We expect a lot from them – and the government will support them with that.”
In the next three years, the government will support the three National Icons in fulfilling their ambitions. They are each assigned a Minister or a State Secretary as an ambassador. This will provide them access to a large network – both national and abroad –, help finding capital and new partners, and ensures support from the government. About InReda Diabetic InReda Diabetic developed an artificial pancreas for people who suffer from diabetes type 1. It is the only device in the world that works fully automatically, saving patients lots of effort. Developer Robin Koops, who suffers from diabetes himself, first tested the device on himself and then developed it into a promising product. [https://inredadiabetic.nl/]
About Ioniqa Ioniqa developed a technique with which eventually 25% of the world wide plastic production can be recycled infinitely, and that in a highly energy-efficient way. A number of large multinationals have already partnered up with this Dutch innovation. This is the example of how to make our economy more sustainable. [https://ioniqa.com]
About Hiber Hiber has their own satellite network, with which the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used all across the globe. Regular mobile networks cover about 10% of the world. The company is a frontrunner in a field in which the Netherlands want to excel: digital infrastructure. This sector will change drastically because of the starkly increasing use of smart devices. [https://hiber.global/]National Icons 16/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam