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Global Partners

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 357 billion (EUR 297 billion) in assets under management and custody at June 2012. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 3,200 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Florence, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the "Global 20" leading firms. Our platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and global reach across 25 offices. Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation. Known for our work in the technology sector, we act for many of the world’s top public companies as well as more than 1,200 start-ups

Hosting Partners

Rotterdam welcomes entrepreneurs, corporations and investors who are keen to seize the future. Daring to push the limits, and the longing for growth, are written into the city’s DNA. Rotterdam reinvented itself in the past, and is doing it again. With the emphasis on innovation and a can-do approach, things happen in Rotterdam that can’t happen anywhere else. 

Rotterdam is a valuable partner for the market because it offers a short time-to-market. The city is gearing up to offer you high-level service. Investing in accessibility and the logistical quality of region remains a priority. It  also offers access to relevant networks of business partners and knowledge centres and the public/private innovation and development funds relating to them. 

The improvement of living conditions and social climate is also high on the agenda of the city of Rotterdam. This  is achieved by developing quality housing in extension areas, in the city centre and near the riverbanks.

Rotterdam World Port, World City.


Rotterdam Partners is the promoter of the Rotterdam economy. Rotterdam Partners serves all target groups that are relevant to the urban economy and city marketing: businesses, business or leisure visitors, local residents and students. Rotterdam Partners acts as the connecting hub between businesses, institutions and the municipal government of Rotterdam. Launched on 1 January 2014, the foundation is a merger between the Economic Development Board Rotterdam, Rotterdam Investment Agency and Rotterdam Marketing.


The port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest sea port. The port owes its leading position to its outstanding accessibility for sea-going vessels. And to its intermodal connections and the 180,000 people working in and for Rotterdam’s port and industrial area. A place where unlimited ambitions can become reality.


Clean Tech Delta (CTD) is a privately driven cooperation of internationally operating companies, knowledge institutions and local governments. Our private partners take the lead in recognising and developing new clean tech business. Local governments facilitate this cooperation. As a business minded triple helix organisation, officially established in May 2013, we form a new type of public-private partnership in order to realise new business for our members and attract new funding. We believe that clean tech is the key to adapt to and create a new economy. Using the region as an Urban Living Lab, a place where newly applied clean tech solutions can be tested, we can share the solutions and apply them, on a large(r) scale, abroad. Our ambition is to strengthen the clean tech cluster in our region and to make a significant contribution to the regional economy. In 2020 our cluster will count 4.000 companies, SME’s and start-up’s, which will provide 50.000 jobs.


InnovationQuarter is the regional development agency for West Holland. InnovationQuarter finances innovative and fast-growing companies, assists international companies in establishing their businesses in West Holland, and facilitates (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government. In this way, and in cooperation with the business community, InnovationQuarter supports the development of West Holland to become one of the most innovative regions in Europe.

The InnovationQuarter investment fund - which currently consists of € 80 million committed capital - offers venture capital to young technology companies and SMEs with growth plans in the region to bring new innovations to market. Through the fund, InnovationQuarter can raise the regional economy to a higher level.

InnovationQuarter is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Province of South Holland, the Cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Drechtsteden, Westland and Zoetermeer, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Leiden University, the Leiden University Medical Center and Erasmus Medical Centre and Foundation HEID (Holding Fund for Economic Investment The Hague).

Maritime Delta is an alliance of companies, government agencies and educational institutions in the Maritime Delta, the area of Maasvlakte to Gorinchem and Werkendam. Together they cooperate to further strengthen the maritime sector.


Programme Partner

InvestHorizon is the Investment Readiness Programme designed to increase investments made in Innovative European SMEs through Investment Readiness development and Investor sensitization. Brought forward by 10 qualified and reliable partners, InvestHorizon offers a set of services and training across Europe, to investors and entrepreneurs, from start-up to mid-cap level. The programme is dedicated to 
maximising entrepreneurs’ chances of successfully obtaining funding, through training and direct access to key European investors.

Bronze Partner

Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth €2.6 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong, diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.

Local Support Partner

Flanders Cleantech Association (FCA) is the internationalization platform of the Flemish cleantech industry. It brings together more than 230 companies developing and offering sustainable technologies to the world.
Focus is on Energy, Materials and Chemistry & Environment.
Backed by the Flanders based but globally operating strategic research organization VITO, and with partners such as Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) and relevant internationally operating cleantech community platforms, it helps to set up co-operations between Flemish and foreign companies. The ultimate goal is to  create win-wins and contribute to sustainable development.

Media Partner

Since May 2000, VentureCapital Magazin has been delivering high-quality corporate finance information to investors and entrepreneurs. Editorial focus is placed on private equity, venture capital and buy-out transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions. The most recent figures, reports, and statistics are covered on a regular basis. VentureCapital Magazin is published monthly in German language.

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