UTRECHT; ATTRACTIVE REGION FOR
LIVING AND WORKING!
Harm van den Heiligenberg
Province of Utrecht
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UTRECHT CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Utrecht
Amsterdam
Belgium
Germany
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33
THIS IS UTRECHT…
• A relatively small, open region
• Only 30 minutes from Amsterdam
• 1,2 million inhabitants
• Highe...
4
Knowledge/culture
human capital
ATTRACTIVE
Location
knowledge hub
(Urban)landscape
diversity
5
Knowledge/culture
THE MISSION FOR THE FUTURE:
MAINTAIN A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE
Location (Urban)landscape
Sustainable deve...
Knowledge hub
7
77
photo
Are we unique? - Location
Number of people (* 1000)
able to arrive in 1 hour by car
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
7000
U...
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99
photo
Are we unique?- landscape
Number of landscape types
within 10 km
(‘half an hour by bike’)
11
1111
photo
Are we unique?-knowledge/culture
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
0
2000
4000
6000
8000
10000
12000
Number of stages and museums
Numb...
13
1313
photo
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INCREASE TOWARDS 1.4 MIO. PEOPLE IN 2040
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ECONOMY IN UTRECHT
• Dominant sectors: business services, knowledge-intensive services
• Growth areas: creative in...
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UTRECHT: A GOOD INNOVATION CLIMATE
• Two “young” cities
• High level of education
• Top universities, univ. of applied ...
INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
SKF Engineering & Research Centre
- rolling bearing and seals
- top R&D centre with an average of one...
Ecofont
- print technology that ensures ink savings.
- savings of paper and ink up to 50%.
- winner of several innovation ...
HSB Identification
- electronic identification
- fingerprints, iris recognition and voice recognition
- projects:
* identi...
Snappcar
- trend: sharitification
- borrowing of another mans car
- creative, sustainable and costsaving
High voltage engi...
QLVR Heartville
- game for people with mental illness
- crossover between creative industry and health industry
- Future o...
…AND MANY MULTINATIONALS!
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TO CONCLUDE, UTRECHT OFFERS:
• Young, creative people
• Innovation
• Medium size historical cities
• Close to natu...
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These are the slides presented by Harm van den Heiligenberg, representative for the Province of Utrecht, at Expatica's International Job Fair on Saturday, 14 September 2013.

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  1. 1. UTRECHT; ATTRACTIVE REGION FOR LIVING AND WORKING! Harm van den Heiligenberg Province of Utrecht
  2. 2. 2 22 UTRECHT CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS Utrecht Amsterdam Belgium Germany
  3. 3. 3 33 THIS IS UTRECHT… • A relatively small, open region • Only 30 minutes from Amsterdam • 1,2 million inhabitants • Highest competitiveness of EU • GDP/capita is € 42K (€ 36K NL, 31K USA) • Nr. 2 in most beautiful provinces • Top university of the Netherlands • Birthplace of internationally famous Miffy
  4. 4. 4 Knowledge/culture human capital ATTRACTIVE Location knowledge hub (Urban)landscape diversity
  5. 5. 5 Knowledge/culture THE MISSION FOR THE FUTURE: MAINTAIN A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE Location (Urban)landscape Sustainable development Maintain attractive
  6. 6. Knowledge hub
  7. 7. 7 77 photo
  8. 8. Are we unique? - Location Number of people (* 1000) able to arrive in 1 hour by car 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Utrecht Amsterdam Ede Eindhoven 0 500000 1000000 1500000 2000000 2500000 3000000 Conferences Fairs/markets Yearly number of visitors fairs, markets, conferences
  9. 9. 9 99 photo
  10. 10. Are we unique?- landscape Number of landscape types within 10 km (‘half an hour by bike’)
  11. 11. 11 1111 photo
  12. 12. Are we unique?-knowledge/culture 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 Number of stages and museums Number of visitors (*1000) 0% 50% 100% NL Eindhoven Vallei Amsterdam Utrecht low medium high Level of education 2009 Cultural profile
  13. 13. 13 1313 photo
  14. 14. 14 1414 INCREASE TOWARDS 1.4 MIO. PEOPLE IN 2040
  15. 15. 15 1515 ECONOMY IN UTRECHT • Dominant sectors: business services, knowledge-intensive services • Growth areas: creative industry, life sciences, sustainability • Spearheads from Economic Board Utrecht: - Healthy living (care & medical, life sciences) - Green economy (various sectors) - Smart services (ownership  usage) SERVICES FOR YOU: • International school • Expat center (will be established soon)
  16. 16. 16 UTRECHT: A GOOD INNOVATION CLIMATE • Two “young” cities • High level of education • Top universities, univ. of applied sciences, school of Arts, regional education centres • Knowledge hub • Strong regional networks
  17. 17. INNOVATIVE COMPANIES SKF Engineering & Research Centre - rolling bearing and seals - top R&D centre with an average of one patent per day - many international customers
  18. 18. Ecofont - print technology that ensures ink savings. - savings of paper and ink up to 50%. - winner of several innovation prizes INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
  19. 19. HSB Identification - electronic identification - fingerprints, iris recognition and voice recognition - projects: * identification in criminal justice chain * fingerprint in football stadium * Elections in Africa INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
  20. 20. Snappcar - trend: sharitification - borrowing of another mans car - creative, sustainable and costsaving High voltage engineering - manufacturer of particle accelerator systems for science and industry - engaged in multiple R & D programs INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
  21. 21. QLVR Heartville - game for people with mental illness - crossover between creative industry and health industry - Future of Health Award - Located in Dutch Game Garden INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
  22. 22. …AND MANY MULTINATIONALS!
  23. 23. 23 2323 TO CONCLUDE, UTRECHT OFFERS: • Young, creative people • Innovation • Medium size historical cities • Close to nature and diverse landscapes • Relaxed atmosphere; balance life-work
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