|Dutch PM Mark Rutte|
The Netherlands and the US are front-runners of innovation. With its large tech companies, startups, and leading universities, Silicon Valley is the most innovative region in the world. Collaborating with companies and knowledge institutes in Silicon Valley creates great opportunities for the Netherlands.
Many companies in Silicon Valley have located a part of their European activities in the Netherlands. Also, an increasing number of Dutch companies are active in Silicon Valley. The Netherlands and California are already working closely together as they target climate change, agriculture, and the global promotion of clean and smart transportation.
For additional details on the trip contact: Ilse van Overveld, 202-274-2630, or Carla Bundy, 202-274-2632, in Washington, DC.