Dutch Makers Revolution is proud of the Dutch Manufacturing Industry and our historical strength to innovate. Orchestrated by developers of 010Works and marketing & video experts of VideoAgency, a group of Rotterdam Entrepreneurs has taken the initiative to develop the Dutch Makers Revolution movement. We make our success visible and share our insights while we are heading towards the 3rd Industrial Revolution. Every year we organise the Dutch Makers Week. We connect pioneers from varying industries to learn from each other, to create new business opportunities, to innovate and to develop online campaigns to share our passion. Join our journey to break the frontiers of innovation.. Join us on a journey into the future!
How to create a series of breakthroughs in the development towards a Makers Village? In the Fast Innovation Track 010Works worked with the City of Rotterdam and leading pioneers in Rotterdam to create an innovative roadmap for Marconiplein. Based on our Future Thinking methodology four new sustainable perspectives on target groups and the city area were created, the Green Makers Village, Bluezoni, Talent Alley and Ambilight Experience. The new concept has the ambition to create a new balance between the community, relaxing environment, experience and innovation. The result of the first phase of the Fast Innovation Track challenges the stakeholders to choose, define and make it happen.
We thank all the participants for their energy and commitment. On 16 November 010Works organizes a Think Tank Session in collaboration Design Platform Rotterdam and West Practice to explore the opportunities to realize one of the breakthroughs in Rotterdam West.
Read the final report with all the concept and all underlying ideas.
What are the new principles of the Dutch Makers Revolution? Guus Balkema and Rene Ritmeijer (directors of 010Works) publish article on leading platform, Sigma. The Dutch have a strong base to become a world leader in the 3rd industrial revolution with a long history. From their daily practice as pioneers and entrepreneurs Guus and Rene share their vision on the manufacturing industry.
Get a deeper understanding of how we accelerate innovation with our partners and clients. All about who we are, what we do, working agile, lean startup and the best tips & tricks for entrepreneurs. Good job Guus!
René Ritmeijer shows off our 3d printed bike and tells us about our challenges and opportunities. Attendees of the Festival van de Toekomst, hosted by the region of Zuid-Holland, were amazed by our stories and possibilities. For an visual impression please see our video below.
‘It's time for the next level in the Netherlands’ says the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the tv program Zomergasten. The prime minister refers to unique competence of the Dutch to solve societal challenge, like water, but also to fast growing number of startups and the world class manufacturers industry of the Dutch. Interestingly mr Rutte recognizes today it’s not one large plan makes the difference, but many small things coming together.
In my vision the prime minister refers to what I like to call the Dutch Makers Revolution. The Dutch have been historically world class in entrepreneurship, manufacturing and Dutch Design, which can be traced back to history of shipbuilding. In 1600 the Dutch invented the sawmill, which gave way to a revolution in manufacturing. With the simple and functional design of the ship 'The Fluyt', the Dutch were able to manufacture ships to 40-50 percent of the costs of the traditional ships. At high times 50 percent of the ships build in the world were Dutch. Is the sawmill the 3D printer of today?
Today we also are leading in solving societal challenges with circular economy based business models, but the global competition is extreme and the societal challenge are fierce. Can we increase the density and scale up our world class expertise?
This week the Dutch Government will share it's policies on the future of circular economy and manufacturing industry. And in the coming months we will launch our hands on movement to accelerate the Dutch Makers Revolution.
Let's develop business and create value.
The City of Rotterdam, as part of a broader economic strategy for the region, is seeking to create an eco-innovation system as part of the development of the central station area and MerwevierhavenRDM. The city plans to renovate a 13,000 square metre site in the city centre, the Groothandelsgebouw and the surrounding area and connect this with the high level ‘next economy’ re-development zone M4H and the RDM makerspace to create an innovation district.
Rotterdam seeks to develop a longer term strategy to establish the city as a centre for innovation in the long term, including the role of the city in driving the innovation activity. Rotterdam would like to ensure that their future plans have been tested and challenged, and that they draw on experience from cities elsewhere in the world. To support these objectives, ULI and the City of Rotterdam will partner to organise a two-day event that will bring together an international group of practitioners with expertise working on urban innovation districts.
Our own Guus Balkema had the honor to lead on of the programs, more information on ULI will follow later on.
On the 14th of January the ambitious project "Rotterdam brings Smart Industry in practice" started by the Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce, City of Rotterdam and Smart Industry. Sixteen renowned manufacturing companies and entrepreneurs from Rotterdam are assigned as ambassadors of the Smart Industry Rotterdam and fulfill a key rol in this project, including Guus Balkema (director of 010Works and co-founder of the eco-system for manufacturing companies, SuGu).
How are we going to put the regional manufacturing industry to the attention of Europe? The Smart Industry ambassadors of Rotterdam are working with other entrepreneurs in order to accelerate business. Which solutions and innovation opportunities do we see? What can we learn from each other and how are we going to tackle opportunities in new markets together?
In the opening speech ambassador Ruud Schenk - director of Engie - called for action to accelerate collaboration between manufacturing companies in the local eco system. Ambassador Guus Balkema - director of 010 - agrees and remarks 'Density of the eco system determines the rate of success. For example more 3D printing companies in the region, the faster we all grow. We will launch a plan for positioning and strengthening the eco system on short notice'. (in reference to the collaboration between 010Works and 3D Robotprinting).
Some samples of the challenges by other ambassadors:
Joost Rings, director of Primoteq: How can we as suppliers create more value with service in a production line?
Bart Houdijk, director of Houdijk Holland: How can i on a distance support my employees with the installation and commisioning of machines?
Michel Driessen, director of Verstegen Spices & Sauces: How can we in this region improve the connection between education and employment?
Remco Tournier, director of ICL: My company has grown, how can I execute large production numbers within the region in a flexible manner?
In this meeting we:
Would you like to know what the Smart Industry can do for you or would like to be invited to the next Smart Industry conference, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Roadmap Next Economy (RNE) is a roadmap for the coming 10 to 20 years with scenarios and a trade perspective that indicate which projects and plans are needed in order to respond to the worldwide economical and technological developments.
global trends such as scarcity of raw materials, climate change, digitalisation and ongoing automation determine our society and economy. Also the further urbanization supplies an enormous economical challenge. Disruptive developments like these necessitate to a more future-proof economical strategy.
If you would like to know more about the Roadmap Next Economy, please contact us.