Cambridge Innovation Center (“CIC”) recently announced their first international expansion to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the creation of a startup hub for more than 550 innovative companies. The startup hub will be located in the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw, and will open its doors in 2016.
“We chose Rotterdam after careful consideration of the best location for our first center outside of the US,” said CIC Founder and CEO Tim Rowe. “The Dutch have one of the most entrepreneurial cultures in Europe, and we believe there is incredible potential in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a futureoriented, designcentric city that is increasingly being recognized on the world stage. It benefits from some of the strongest universities in the region, is a major maritime and rail hub, and, most importantly, its people have a powerful work ethic similar to that in our hometown of Boston. We think this is going to be a great partnership.”
In the creation of this startup hub, CIC will work together with the current startup community in Rotterdam including the Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship, TU Delft incubator Yes!Delft, regional development entity InnovationQuarter, Rotterdam’s business development organization Rotterdam Partners, Deloitte, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, EY, Startup Delta led by former EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, and others.
For more information about CIC’s Innovation Centre check out the full article.
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