News | Oct 13, 2022 | 11:38
More than 45 Dutch companies’ trade mission to London brings together AI and mobility innovators from across the channel to take technology in these areas to new levels
The interests of our North Sea neighbors, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, are closely intertwined in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable trade and investment. On October 18th and 19th, the Dutch Trade Mission to London will build on the momentum, bringing together businesses, knowledge institutions, local and central governments. A letter of intent worth €250m (£218m) is signed by Robots of London and Wemeetz to further harness the potential of AI in remote (networked) work. Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Riesche Schleinemach, Dutch Environment Minister Vivian Heinen, International Trade Secretary Kemi Badenok and other British representatives joined the mission to share their insights. increase.
The two-day event in London will focus on net-zero artificial intelligence (AI) and sustainable urban mobility solutions. The recently released Global Innovation Index 2022 ranks the UK (4th) and the Netherlands (5th) as the most innovative countries in the world, so trade missions come at the right time for innovators in both countries. increase.
Karel van Oosterom: “Both the UK and the Netherlands are currently facing strong economic headwinds. Many evolving challenges, such as the energy transition, now complicated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the impacts of climate change. needs international cooperation.It should be kept in mind that entrepreneurship can help advance the transition to net zero.The mission is to strengthen cooperation with UK innovators. Innovation will play a key role in future productivity gains and socially impactful advances in the areas of clean technology and mobility.Driving innovation is all about collaboration, according to the Dutch”
This is the first face-to-face trade mission carried out by the Dutch government pursuant to the EU-UK trade agreement. Over the past two-and-a-half years, entrepreneurs on both sides of the strait have had to continually adapt to new ways of doing business. Despite this, the UK and the Netherlands remain close trading partners.The Netherlands ranks 4th in the UKth It is the UK’s largest trading partner, accounting for 6.5% of total UK trade (DiT). Conversely, the UK remains in the top five closest trading partners of the Netherlands (CBS). In 2021, the UK was the most important export destination for Dutch services after Germany and the US (CBS).
Artificial intelligence (AI) driving the path to net zero
In the Netherlands, AI has been designated as one of the key innovation sectors.of Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) recently received a €1.05 billion (approximately £890 million) investment from the Dutch National Growth Fund for the period 2021-2027.according to TecreepAround 650 AI startups and scale-up companies are based in the Netherlands, making it the country with the highest density of AI startups per capita in the EU. In 2019, the world’s largest research network on AI, claire (European Association of Artificial Intelligence Laboratories) is founded in The Hague. But harnessing the potential of AI as a force for good requires collaboration across borders.
Ranked 1st in Europe and 3rd globally, the UK is a global frontrunner in the development and adoption of AI technology. The UK has an extensive AI ecosystem consisting of catapult centres, government agencies, excellent research institutes, accelerator programs and a rich diversity of AI companies. Additionally, the UK sees AI as a game changer to reach net zero. AI will play a key role in the sustainable energy transition by matching energy demand and supply more accurately. AI can also make the industrial supply chain more sustainable by enabling predictive maintenance. Create a digital twin to monitor emissions more accurately. Dutch participants in the trade mission want to work with UK companies and knowledge bodies on AI applications to reach the net-zero target in 2050.
Cooperation on sustainable urban mobility
Trade missions come at an exciting time for the mobility sector. The Netherlands is known for its bicycle culture, but the Dutch government aims to move to higher gears with its recently published Bicycle Culture. circular policyA €50 million stimulus package aims to get 100,000 more people to bike to work in the next two and a half years for accessibility, sanitation and clean air. Following the release of Active Travel England The amount of bicycles on the road is increasing due to the massive increase in cycling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales continue to be steady, with he surging to more than 70% in 2020, fueling demand for safe and durable storage ( Fiets Hangar) or intelligent solutions to increase traffic safety (Cicada).
But sustainable mobility is more than a modest bike. Both the Netherlands and the UK are serious about rolling out electric vehicle charging facilities. The UK has ambitions to increase the number of charging stations to 2,500 in 2030 and 6,000 in 2035. Leap24, which provides these stations for vans and trucks serving (ultra) low emission zones, and looks forward to exploring partnerships in the UK. Trade Mission presents a micromobility report by Royal HaskoningDHV, providing an overview of the UK market and opportunities for Dutch businesses such as 5G developments, electronic freight or Last He Mile travel.
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