Programme NL Pavilion
at Hannover Messe

Sunday 29 May

Innovatiepact Working Dinner

We want to work more closely with Germany on the themes of Smart Industry, mobility, energy and key technologies. A Technology & Innovation Pact was signed between the two countries on this in 2021. This has already led to a number of joint meetings and projects, such as Smart Factory EU. To give further substance to this collaboration, a dinner will be organized on Sunday evening with a total of 36 Dutch and German participants. Among others, Focco Vijselaar, Director-General for Business and Innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate, Marc Hendrikse, figurehead of the Top Sector High Tech Systems & Materials (HTSM) and Ronald van Roeden, the Dutch ambassador in Germany.

Monday 30 May

09:45-10:00 hrs | Opening Holland High Tech House 2022

At 09:45 the opening of the Holland High Tech House 2022 will take place in hall 8. Focco Vijselaar, Director-General for Business and Innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate, and Marc Hendrikse, figurehead of the Top Sector Hightech, open the pavilion with a word of welcome, after which they take a tour of the stand and get to know this year's participants.

10:30-10:45 hrs | Handing over Road Map Holland Robotics

The new Holland Robotics roadmap will be presented to Focco Vijselaar (Director-General for Business and Innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate) by Marc Hendrikse (figurehead of the Top Sector High Tech Systems & Materials) in the HHT pavilion in hall 8. This roadmap has been written in collaboration with parties from the Dutch robotics landscape and indicates what needs to be done in the coming years to make the Netherlands move forward by developing robotics. On May 19, Holland Robotics celebrated its 5th anniversary.

12:45-13:30 hrs | Launch of SMM projects Mobility and Smart Industry

To strengthen the cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands, the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate and the business community (FME, FIER and Smart Industry) has set up two Strategic Multi-Year Marketing (SMM) projects in the field of Mobility and Smart Industry. These will be launched this afternoon in hall 8.

  • Mobility
    In the coming years, the Netherlands wants to work with Germany on clean and smart mobility solutions (B2B, K2K, G2G), which will facilitate the transition to a competitive, intelligent and climate-friendly mobility system.
  • Smart Industry
    The Smart Industry SMM project aims, among other things, to position the Netherlands more strongly as an innovation and technology partner of Germany. The program also aims to accelerate digitization in industry through the combination of German-Dutch forces through strong networks, both at the federal and regional level. The focus is on the German areas of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg

17:00-18:00 hrs | Get together with Dutch suppliers in hall 4

In the Holland High Tech House in hall 4 (A27) there is a network drink where Dutch companies that exhibit in halls 3 and 4 get to know each other (Engineered Parts & Solutions).

Tuesday 31 May: Europatag

09:00-12:00 hrs | Leaders' Dialogue

On the Main Stage in Hall 18, the Leaders' Dialogue will discuss European dimensions with high-level European experts from industry and politics, including Peter Potman, Deputy Director-General for Foreign Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. How are we going to ensure that new forms of collaboration lead to a digitized, resilient and sustainable European industry?

12:30-13:00 hrs | GAIA-X lunch

For all stakeholders of the German-Dutch Innovation and Technology Pact (Hall 8)

13:00 -13:45 hrs | The road to resource-efficient and CO2-neutral, digitized production

A panel discussion in hall 8 in which entrepreneurs will discuss with Dr. Thomas Koenen, from the German industry umbrella organization BDI, Matthias Zelinger from the VDMA Competence Center Climate & Energy and Theo Henrar, chairman FME and Smart Industry.

13:50-14:40 hrs | Smart Skills for Smart Industry

A panel discussion in Hall 8 on Panel the importance of transnational collaboration for shaping the capability shift in European companies. The first ideas for concrete (mainly German-Dutch) cooperation are also discussed.

15:15-17:00 hrs | Scaling interoperable infrastructure for fast charging between the Netherlands and Germany

With two keynotes and four Dutch-German tracks, policymakers and companies provide an insight into the future of electric driving in Europe. What are the economic interests and the climate viewed through the eyes of German decision-makers and Dutch pioneers?

17:00-17:30 hrs | Book presentation 'The 12% Challenge'

Peter van Harten, figurehead of the Dutch Smart Industry, presents his new book. In the presence of the top of German business, he urges companies in the industry to think and work 1% more digitally every month.

17:30-19:00 hrs | European Get-Together

Networking drinks in the Holland High Tech House in hall 8.

Wednesday 1 June

08:00-09:00 | Breakfast session with German and Dutch companies

Shared breakfast at the Holland High Tech stand in hall 4 (A27) and networking with German companies from Baden Wurtenberg.12.00-13.30 hrs | German-Dutch collaboration possibilities within hydrogen electric mobility

Round table discussion in hall 8 followed by a networking lunch

16:00-18:00 hrs | Region + Trade & Innovate networking drinks

Network drinks in hall 8, organized by the Trade & Innovate Network in collaboration with the ROMs: InnovationQuarter, Oost NL , LIOF and BOM.

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