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1 Growth and innovation in the Nordics – Join us at Upgraded Life Festival

Nordics largest health startup event Upgraded Life Festival is back! Last year the event brought together 1100+ participants, 80+ speakers and 70+ exhibitors. This year will be even bigger. Dutch Embassy in Helsinki invites Dutch companies to join the front line of influential people in health & wellness including startups, executives, investors, doctors and researchers from Finland, the Nordics and elsewhere.

2 Christmas greetings!

The Embassy staff wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! /// De medewerkers van de ambassade wensen u fijne kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar! /// Suurlähetystön henkilökunta toivottaa Hyvää Joulua ja onnellista Uutta Vuotta!

3 HRH Prince Constantijn at Slush 2016

Slush, Europe’s leading tech start-up event, took place at the end of November. In his role as StartupDelta Envoy Prince Constantijn talked about what governments can do to help startups grow. He wants to make the Netherlands "the West Coast of Europe", meaning the best place to start up, to scale up, and to internationalize business in Europe.

4 HRH Prince Constantijn will visit Helsinki

We are happy to share the news that HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will be one of the key note speakers at Slush on Thursday 1 December 2016. In his role as StartupDelta Envoy he will talk about what governments can do to help startups grow.

5 Future of NL-FIN Applied Gaming & Tech

During Slush, Europe’s leading tech start-up event, the Netherlands Embassy invites start-ups, companies and organizations active in applied (or serious) gaming, health tech and/or education tech for a change of Slush scenery: join our networking event on Wednesday 30 November from 6 to 8 p.m. at the historic Dutch Residence in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki.

6 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

7 Holland pavilion at the Waste, Water, Environment expo in Helsinki

Professionals of waste management, water supply and environmental engineering will get together. Come and meet us at the Waste, Water, Environment expo in Helsinki, which will take place from 12-14 October 2016 at the Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo & Convention Centre.

8 Succesful Dutch participation to Upgraded Life Festival

The Netherlands Embassy brought Dutch companies to the Upgraded Life Festival, the largest health startup and innovation event in the Nordics, which took place on 31 May 2016 in Helsinki.

9 Regional innovation ecosystems main focus at WIRE 2016

The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2016 will open on 8 June in Eindhoven. This year the conference, organised annually by the European Commission, will focus on setting up regional ecosystems to promote open innovation and close cooperation.

10 Advisory referendum – reaction Dutch government

On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a clear victory for the people who voted against.