Rotterdam Unlocked

The City of Rotterdam launches Rotterdam Unlocked

An initiative driving international entrepreneurial talent to the region.

The City of Rotterdam are calling for international innovators to unlock opportunities for growth in Rotterdam through their latest initiative, Rotterdam Unlocked.

As part of the economic policy of Rotterdam’s goal to attract innovative companies to the city and in collaboration with innovation specialists, Get in the Ring, Rotterdam Unlocked will bring startups and large businesses together to make deals and solve industry challenges.

Entrepreneurs from around the world have the chance to test and scale their solutions together with some of the most renowned brands of the Netherlands. All they have to do is apply to one of the five opportunities available.

During a three day event in February, successful applicants will be invited to work alongside their potential open innovation partner during dealmaking sessions with the goal of landing a pilot and working towards a fruitful collaboration.

Joining them in the program are a host of network partners such as Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, StartupDelta, Rotterdam Partners and YES!Delft, who support the initiative and can offer the knowledge and connections needed to scale.

I want to ensure that the most relevant startups, scaleups and SMEs from the world come to Rotterdam, settle here and become part of our community. That’s why I support Rotterdam

Barbara Kathmann, Alderman for Economy, Districts and Small Cores