Eleven companies and research institutes have joined forces to start an innovation program for the development of the ù AM and Royal BAM Group, Deltares, Dura Vermeer, ECN, Eneco, InnovationQuarter, Mammoet, SPIE, TNO and the Windwheel Corporation agreed on the program on Thursday, January 14th. These organizations will work together to ‘build the next economy today’ and accelerate a transition to a clean, digital economy.
The aim of the program is to develop, combine and scale all kinds of promising technological and technical innovations at the nexus of water, energy, technology and building technology. Possibilities will be researched for local energy production (including the EWICON technology, solar and residual heat, and heat exchange), the water system, the development of a smart grid, the use of materials as well as technologies to enhance the experience and attraction value of the Dutch Windwheel and its environment.
The collaborating organizations will test and develop in advance all relevant innovations to be applied in the Dutch Windwheel. For the physical development they are looking at the Merwe Vier harbor of Rotterdam, an area that will be developed over the coming years. The companies and research institutions aim to collaborate with all levels of government on this challenge: the municipality of Rotterdam, the Province of South Holland, Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Area and the national government. They have invited public parties to work with them on a roadmap as the basis for the first quarter of 2016, when the innovation program will take shape.
14 January 2016