Top 5 Dutch Innovations from TenCate, DSM , Philips and Schiphol
May19

Top 5 Dutch Innovations from TenCate, DSM , Philips and Schiphol

Dutch companies have always had a strong focus on innovation, the strong rise in innovative concepts in business cannot be denied. Recent discoveries and developments on new technologies, new products and new services can be traced to the Netherlands. Check out this list of five ingenious Dutch innovations. They have been shaping new realities and meeting market needs for some time. Akulon and Arnitel from DSM DSM’s Akulon and Arnitel...

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PANalytical Award supporting early-career researchers
Jul22

PANalytical Award supporting early-career researchers

The prestigious PANalytical Award was created in 2012 to encourage exceptional early-career researchers. At a time when formal research funding is becoming more difficult PANalytical took the initiative to present the winner with prize money of € 5000. PANalytical is the world’s leader in the field of analytical instrumentation that recognises materials by using X-ray technology. The techniques are typically applied in scientific...

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VDL Groep-Family-Owned Business Sustainable Growth
Jun20

VDL Groep-Family-Owned Business Sustainable Growth

VDL Groep is one of the most powerful family-owned businesses in The Netherlands. It is a global industrial and manufacturing company that focuses on producing, innovating and marketing semi-finished products, buses and coaches and finished products. An interview with the Corporate Communication Department about the leadership of Wim van der Leegte and the involvement of the new generation and working culture: What is the VDL...

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Modern Annual Reports: DSM, Philips, TenCate and Unit4
Mar17

Modern Annual Reports: DSM, Philips, TenCate and Unit4

The structure, content an design of Annual Reports has changed dramatically over the past years. Instead of dry documents full of financial data, reports  now have become powerful and well designed communication tools including non-financial data as well. Internet and mobile technology, benchmarking rankings and the need to stand out in the crowded marketplace influenced this remarkable change for better communication In these times...

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How Unilever, TenCate, DSM and Randstad help society and grow profitable business in the same time
Nov01

How Unilever, TenCate, DSM and Randstad help society and grow profitable business in the same time

Putting sustainability at the core of their business strategy and linking societal needs with business growth is becoming more popular between modern corporations. Michael Porter from Harvard University calls this approach creating shared values (CSV). This means that companies can grow their business and profitability while building sustainable, scalable solutions for societal challenges such as access to healthcare, education and...

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The story behind the 2014 Hockey World Cup Stadium in The Hague
Oct08

The story behind the 2014 Hockey World Cup Stadium in The Hague

The 2014 Hockey World Cup will be held from 31 May to 15 June 2014 at the Kyocera Stadium and the GreenFields Stadium in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Kyocera stadium, home base of soccer club ADO Den Haag, will get a temporarily new surface of artificial grass called GreenFields TX. The story behind the development of this synthetic turf system (also known as artificial grass) is really interesting because GreenFields TX was...

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How Apple, TenCate and DSM Promote Innovative Products and Solutions
Nov18

How Apple, TenCate and DSM Promote Innovative Products and Solutions

It is no secret that introducing new innovative products and solutions is challenging, and we all know that it’s people’s nature to hold on to the past and avoid what’s new and unknown. Yet innovation is rapidly becoming the lifeblood of the global economy. Let’s take a look what strategies Apple, DSM and TenCate have used to promote their innovative products. Apple: 1 million Apps Available In The App Store Apple is known for...

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The Unit4 Annual Report Story
Dec15

The Unit4 Annual Report Story

Unit4 is one of the winners of Excelly Awards 2013. Here is the story behind this beautiful yet unusual annual report. UNIT4 is a cloud software and services company based in the Netherlands, focused on helping dynamic public sector and commercial services organisations to manage their businesses and embrace change cost effectively. The company is headquartered in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands and has over 4,000 employees across in 26...

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