Royal HaskoningDHV in support of its strategic ambition to invest in teams and innovation entered into two new partnerships with strong links to the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).
The company is one of the founding partners of The Green Village Co-Creation Centre on the TU Delft Campus which aims to inspire and co-create building and green energy related innovations into real products or services. Royal HaskoningDHV has also become partner of tech start-up incubator YES!Delft that helps entrepreneurs to build leading technology companies.
Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Erik Oostwegel: “TU Delft and Royal HaskoningDHV together have over 300 years of experience in solving the most complex challenges through technical innovations. Today marks an important milestone in our partnership to bring together the best people and develop radical innovations and digital services that will help resolve future challenges. Partnerships are essential to enhance society”.
The Green Village and Co-creation centre as research testbed
The Green Village Managing Director Jaron Weishut: “To accelerate the development and implementation of radical innovations for a sustainable future it takes a joint effort. As a platform we aim to bring together everyone who needs to be involved – scientists and engineers, businesses, the public, and government – at an inspiring place where innovations can be developed, tested and demonstrated. The co-creation centre will be an inspirational experimental building, which acts as an exhibition and event centre as well as a testbed for research and innovation. We’re very happy to have Royal HaskoningDHV on board to co-develop the co-creation centre concept.”
YES!Delft Managing Director Evert Jaap Lugt: “The partnership with Royal HaskoningDHV opens a great international network full of potential launching customers and projects to implement the technologies and innovations of our start-ups. Together we’ll work on upscaling innovations and creating innovative business models for the future.”
Both partnerships were announced during the Delft University of Technology Research Exhibition marking the 175th anniversary of the university on 7 June 2017. “It was a great day to dive into the latest innovations developed by TU Delft and discuss how together we can implement them for the benefit of society,” said Erik Oostwegel.