During the trade mission from 1-3 May to South Germany, a delegation of 60 people had the chance to meet existing and potential German partners in Munich and Stuttgart. The mission was facilitated by InnovationQuarter and the Economic Programme Council Zuidvleugel. The participating entrepreneurs were subjected to a busy programme concerning the themes on Cyber Security and Personalised Medicin. Also, the European Enterprise Network provided the opportunity to network with Southern German partners as part of a matchmaking event.
HSD partners that joined the mission were: Onegini, Compumatica Secure Networks, Cybersprint, Novaccent, Security Academy, Hudson Cybertech, Delft University of Technology, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, Securelink and Software Improvement Group.
Cyber Security – Solutions for industry 4.0 and corporates
Cyber security is a hot topic in Germany. Cyber security solutions are getting more relevant since the German investing in Industry 4.0 and the increasing digitalising of creation and production processes. Meanwhile these traditional organisations do not have the necessary expertise. The programme was aimed at generating more exposure for Dutch developers and/or suppliers of cyber security solutions for industries and corporates. Furthermore, there was plenty of opportunity for individual organisations to present themselves and to have one-on-one conversations with potential partners.
Economic Programme Council Zuidvleugel
In addition, Ab van der Touw (CEO Siemens Nederland) and Adri Bom-Lemstra (deputy of the Province of South-Holland) led a programme aimed on knowledge exchange, collaboration and strengthening of relationships with important and potential partners in Bayern and Baden-Württemberg. Richard Franken and Joris den Bruinen from HSD attended this programme as well.
Organisations that were visited by the delegation included: Siemens, Technische Universität Munich, Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Bayern Innovativ. Representatives of these parties discussed the public-private collaboration in science, innovation and vocational education.
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