Nicole, auteur op Horizon Flevoland


Dutch circular finance initiative launch Open Source Scorecard

8 February, 2024

The path to a circular economy is both new and profound, demanding a different perspective, experimentation, and the courage to choose a circular future. The Dutch circular finance initiative, known as the Kopgroep Circulair Financieren, is a public-private partnership that unites Dutch frontrunners in circular finance towards a common goal: Establishing circular financing as the norm by 2030. The circular economy aims to minimize the use of new raw materials and products, maximize reuse, and reduce waste by creating a closed loop of production and consumption....

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Better trained wind engineers with new international training center in Flevoland

20 October, 2023

‘Enercon is one of the leading companies in the wind energy industry and I am therefore very proud and pleased that Enercon has chosen to locate their new training center right here in Emmeloord, in Flevoland’. With these words deputy governor Chris Jansen officially opened the new international training center of Enercon in Emmeloord. Enercon is a German manufacturer of wind turbines and employs around 220 FTE, of which 110 engineers, in the Netherlands whom have all received training on...

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JVM Europe is the European leader in pharmacy automation solutions

14 September, 2023

JVM Europe, located in Lelystad, is the European leader in pharmacy automation solutions, with more than 1000 systems installed throughout Europe and more than 15,000 worldwide. 'Worldwide more and more elderly people require medical support from the government and hospitals. We are proud to support that matter by providing the pouch packaging', says CEO Iljun Chung. 'It is a lot easier for disabled or elderly people to take their medication at the right time and place'.

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Visit to KWS Benelux

22 June, 2023

With its strong agriculture and the space and mentality for business to grow, Flevoland is the perfect province for innovative foreign companies to expand their business. This week our project manager Qing Marr-Li visited KWS Benelux and had a very pleasant meeting with managing director Dick Wouda. The company in Nagele is a subsidiary of KWS Group, one of the world's leading plant breeding companies. KWS Benelux is dedicated to the R&D of innovative seed breeding for healthy and productive plants. Their high-quality...

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Visit to the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit and the Future Food-Tech

10 May, 2023

Qing Marr-Li, project manager Foreign Direct Investments, recently went to the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit and the Future Food-Tech in San Francisco to tell the story of Flevoland, connect with innovative companies and gain insight in the latest trends and developments. 'I look back on a fantastic trip! Inspiring sessions with fascinating industry developments in innovation and sustainability, interesting meetings with companies having the ambition to expand to Europe/NL and last but not the least, mingeling with Women in Agtech'. Do you...

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Visit to Taiwan and Korea

20 April, 2023

Diederik van der Toorn, project manager Foreign Direct Investments, recently went to the far-east, where he visited current investors from Taiwan and Korea, and met with innovative companies looking to expand to Europe. ‘Taiwan and Korea are the 21st and 13th economy respectively and both countries have a very strong technology industry. Especially in sectors such as semiconductors, robotics, automation and manufacturing they are home to many industry leading companies. In Flevoland we are proud to host some of the...

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Interview with Jeff Lin for the Chinese New Year

20 January, 2023

Happy Chinese New Year! On January 22 in China, the new year begins, the year of the rabbit. It is said that 2023 will be the year of hope. With this in mind, we asked Jeff Lin, general manager at HangCha Netherlands, a few questions about the cultural differences between the Netherlands and China and what is important to know if you want to establish a business relationship with a Chinese company. This interview is useful not only for Dutch...

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Horizon welcomes new team leader international

15 June, 2022

On September 1, we welcome Ties Elzinga as our new team leader international. Currently Ties is working as executive director of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) team in London. They support companies from the United Kingdom and Ireland in setting up, or expanding existing, activities in the Netherlands. After studying Economic Geography, Ties started working as a consultant at Buck Consultants International, where he was mainly involved in international site selection projects for multinationals and marketing strategies for regions....

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Interview with Qing Marr-Li for the Chinese New Year

1 February, 2022

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important of all holidays in China. During this time, the whole country shuts down for a whole week which has a big impact on global trade. It is wise to take this into account if you are in business with Chinese partners. This year will be the year of the Tiger. In China the Tiger is known as 'the king of all beasts'. The zodiac sign symbolizes strength...

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RDA-Netherlands and Invest International launch International Trade Facility

10 December, 2021

50 million euro for the international ambitions of start-ups and innovative SME’s To enlarge the earning capacity of innovative companies in the Netherlands Invest International and the regional development agencies (RDAs) team up. Invest International provides up to 50 million euro which enables co-financing with the RDA’s. The International Trade Facility is set up for startups, scaleups and innovative SMEs in the Netherlands that through their international growth ambitions want to contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Invest...

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BESTSELLER to build new high-tech logistics centre in Flevoland

10 November, 2021

Together with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency and the Gemeente Lelystad, Horizon Flevoland welcomes BESTSELLER from Denmark in the Netherlands. In the coming year, BESTSELLER will begin construction on a high-tech logistics centre in the Netherlands. The new logistics centre will be a significant step in the expansion of the company's supply chain and will help BESTSELLER simultaneously increase its capacity and get even closer to its European customers. BESTSELLER will get even closer to its customers in the coming years with the establishment of a...

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Horizon Flevoland hosts first Invest in Holland gathering since COVID in Almere

20 September, 2021

On Thursday 9 September Horizon Flevoland had the chance to host the first physical gathering of Invest in Holland colleagues in more than 1.5 years.  Around 100 people gathered in Almere, next to the site where the final touches are being put to the Floriade exhibition 2022, for the Invest in Holland Knowledge College followed by a social evening. After an interesting and engaging discussion on Intercultural Communication, the guests were welcomed by director of Horizon Flevoland Marco Smit, director...

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JYSK will establish a distribution center in Lelystad, the Netherlands

14 June, 2021

Denmark-based home retailer chooses central Dutch location to serve European customers The Denmark-based international home retailer, JYSK, is going to build a logistics distribution center in the Netherlands. The development will take place on 25 hectares on the Flevokust Haven industrial park in the city of Lelystad. The municipality of Lelystad and JYSK signed an agreement on 4 June. The arrival of JYSK is expected create more than 350 jobs, the company reports. Lelystad Alderman Adam Elzakalai: "We warmly welcome...

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Update: Comings and goings, Potato Europe and Floriade

25 May, 2021

We’re pleased to share with you a few updates from Horizon! Comings & goings Âne Papma retired on April 1st. Âne has worked for Horizon Flevoland for the past 10 years. First as Project Manager FDI and then as Team Leader International. Âne played an important role in the transition from the OMFL to Horizon Flevoland. In addition, our colleague Pieter de Boer will become Area Director for the NFIA in San Francisco. Pieter will stop at Horizon on June...

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Horizon Flevoland opens Smart Innovation Hub in Almere: A meeting place for innovative entrepreneurs

14 April, 2021

A space where innovative Flevoland-based entrepreneurs, educational institutions, regional governments and students meet. That’s the Smart Innovation Hub in Almere, which opened on April 15 in the Newday Offices building in Almere, to be precise. An initiative of Horizon Flevoland. “There was no natural meeting place for innovation until now. Almere is the first one, and I hope more will follow in Flevoland,” says innovation manager Manuela Krull. Manuela is the first point of contact and the public face of...

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