New Cohesion Policy - Netherlands
"Cohesion Policy in the Netherlands stimulates investments in research and innovation. For instance, almost 1500 SMEs already received support to introduce new products to the market and over 400 enterprises to cooperate with research institutions by the end of 2017. Importantly, significant additional private investments have been triggered. I am confident that the simpler and more flexible cohesion policy proposed by the Commission for the period 2021-2027, with a high priority for innovation and smart specialisation, will continue to offer good added value to the Netherlands."
"For already 27 years, Interreg has been bringing EU citizens together across borders, for example by helping build bi-lingual childcare facilities, or cross-border train lines or hospitals. I look forward to the coming debate on 29 June in Den Haag, on how Interreg VI can further support the Netherlands efforts in cooperating with its neighbours for better living standards in cross-border regions". Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu
Amsterdam XL 3D Printing for Design
With the support of EU cohesion policy, developments in the field of 3D printing make it possible to build even cities cleaner and faster.
Consumers are largely dependent on building companies and property developers in traditional building. To bridge the gap between production and the consumer, a research institute and multiple companies are collaborating in this EU co-funded project on the development of extra-large 3D printers. With these printers, the building industry has the possibility to automate the full production pipeline from design to installation. 3D printing ensures freedom of design and tailor made architecture to everyone.
The production facilities, situated in a modern canal-side building in Amsterdam, are open to the public. The technology is zero- waste, cuts CO2 emissions and uses biomaterials such as plastic made from plants.