October 12, 2017

VodafoneZiggo opens central office in the heart of Utrecht

  New state-of-the-art office has open and accessible appeal and encourages collaboration The new central office of VodafoneZiggo will be in the city center of Utrecht. From October 2018, more than 1400 employees work in the new building in Hoog Catharijne shopping center. That has been announced today. Since the merger of Vodafone and Ziggo, […]

August 31, 2017

Utrecht wants to house Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

On 1 September 2017, the province of Utrecht and the municipality of Utrecht will submit a bid to house the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) on the best accessible location in the Netherlands. Utrecht is convinced it has the best bid for the GCECA to be newly established: a location in the […]

April 12, 2017

International conference “Smart Sustainable Cities 2017 – Viable Solutions” in Utrecht

In 2050 an impressive 70 percent of the world population will be living in cities. How can we keep our cities liveable and sustainable? A city that enables residents to enjoy urban life to the fullest without imposing unreasonable burdens on limited resources. What physical transition is needed? What social transition is required? And what […]

April 11, 2017

Utrecht on shortlist 2018 Urbanism Awards “European City of The Year”

The Academy of Urbanism announced the shortlist for the 2018 Urbanism Awards. The Academy of Urbanism is a politically independent, not-for-profit organisation that brings together both the current and next generation of urban leaders, thinkers and practitioners. The Urbanism Awards are the Academy’s primary platform for recognising the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments. The […]

March 13, 2017

Meet Holland Metropole

The top cities in the Netherlands combine to represent the Holland Metropole, the world’s most promising urban region for infrastructure, connectivity, knowledge and innovation. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht are each successful cities in their own right, but together they form one of the most innovative urban regions in the world. Holland Metropole has the […]

February 28, 2017

Utrecht Region once again among Europe’s most competitive regions

The Utrecht Region has once more reached the absolute pinnacle of Europe’s most competitive regions. According to the European Commission (EC), Utrecht is ranked equal second, close behind London and ahead of regions such as Paris and Frankfurt. The index was compiled on the basis of over seventy indicators. These relate to topics including innovation, […]

January 24, 2017

The Netherlands in top of the world’s most inclusive advanced economies

The World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 lays out strategies for cutting the current vicious cycle of stagnation and polarisation of income and opportunities. It aims to answer the question – how can this be turned into a virtuous cycle of greater social inclusion and stronger, more sustainable growth? The World Economic […]

December 8, 2016

European Digital City Index 2016: Utrecht ranks highly on access to skilled talent

The Europea Digital Ciy Index 2016 (EDCi) describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship. It provides information about the local ecosystems.The Index is comprised of a number of composite indicators, clustered into ten ‘themes’. These themes summarise the environment of a given city, as it relates to digital entrepreneurship. The indicators examine key factors such […]

December 1, 2016

The Netherlands is the World’s most connected country

According to DHL’s Global Connectedness Index 2016, The Netherlands is the World’s most connected country The DHL Global Connectedness Index measures globalization based on the latest hard data at the world level, for 140 countries that account for 99% of the world’s GDP and 95% of its population, and across 113 major cities around the […]

November 30, 2016

What makes Utrecht a desirable business location?

Monocle Global is briefing the world about international affairs, business, culture and design.  Take note for what they say about doing business in Utrecht. The Netherlands’ fourth-largest city is attracting young entrepreneurs in droves. Utrecht is a proving ground for new ideas. Thanks to its manageable size and youthful population (there are 70,000 students here, making it the youngest city […]

October 17, 2016

The Healthy Urban Quarter in Utrecht

The city of Utrecht presented the Healthy Urban Quarter at the Exporeal, the 5th of October. The city’s ambition is a green, healthy, innovative and sustainable complex close to the city’s railway hub. An attractive ‘green’, iconic building that stands out; as recognisable as a cathedral and enhancing the city center atmosphere. To be built in […]

September 29, 2016

Meet us at Expo Real 2016

We look forward to meeting you at the Holland Metropole stand at Expo Real 2016 where our partners will be highlighting the great investment opportunities they have on offer across all real estate segments. Holland Metropole is an alliance between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, together with major private real estate companies and other […]

September 28, 2016

Utrecht Science Park wins first prize in ‘Inspiring Solutions Programme’

On 21 September 2016 the winners of the Inspiring Solutions Programme 2016 were announced at the world congress of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) in Moscow. Utrecht Science Park received first prize here, thanks to the development of an education, training and research programme in which students and the business community can come […]

September 27, 2016

Investing in Utrecht

  Since Roman times the Utrecht Region has been a hub for new developments and learning: a laboratory for new meaningful ideas and excellence. The Utrecht Region provides a vibrant, creative, young, inspirational and international environment for leading innovations that help people live greener, smarter and healthier lives. Due to its important central location in […]

September 26, 2016

Steps to expand your business

In this article we would like to give you some information about how to expand your business successfully to the Netherlands. The Netherlands and Utrecht, as the most competitive region of the EU, are in the middle of an international playing field. Our open society and accessible economy attract a lot of foreign Companies. Steps you have to take Research: Contact UCiB and […]

September 13, 2016

Pioneering Medicine. MeetUp 2016 in Utrecht

On 15 November 2016, the first Partnerships MeetUp will take place: an event by and for life science professionals. Learn more about the key ingredients of successful public-private partnerships, and discuss how to take partnerships to the next level. It’s a great opportunity to strengthen existing relationships, and to form new partnerships on the way. […]

August 29, 2016

Opportunities for international companies in the Utrecht Region

There are many opportunities for international companies in the Utrecht Region. In past weeks the European Innovation Scoreboard 2016 gave an assessment and improved Utrecht as an Innovation Leader. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) published the University Utrecht as the best University of the Netherlands. Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands; […]