ZIE 2023: Hi Delta

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Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam

ZIE 2023 is the central meeting place for the technological industry from South Holland

Zuid-Holland has all the ingredients to achieve strong economic growth: a solid industrial history, over 30,000 manufacturing companies and suppliers, a focus on aerospace, agri & horticulture, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering, and a hefty dose of ambition. These ingredients also offer the opportunity to play a key role in digitalisation, energy transition and the circular economy. Those transitions require technological innovations, but for that cross-sector collaboration and knowledge sharing is essential. After all, together we know more than one. This philosophy is the basis of the ZIE 2023: the technology industry event jointly organised by Hi Delta and Mikrocentrum on 21 March at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam.

By joining forces, Hi Delta, as a network organisation for the South Holland technological industry, and Mikrocentrum, as a platform organisation and event organiser for the high-tech and manufacturing industry, are realising a central meeting place to realise their stated ambitions. ZIE 2023: the technology industry connects South-Holland manufacturing companies, suppliers, knowledge institutions, educators and governments to promote crossovers between sectors and realise a joint approach to social issues.

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Extensive knowledge and networking programme

  • Meet big names from shipbuilding, aerospace, high-tech mechanical engineering and horticulture
  • Visit the various exhibitors at the expo
  • Keynotes from industry figureheads
  • Meet technical knowledge institutes
  • Join the networking drinks


10.00 - 10.30 | Keynote 1 Matthijs Bouwman (Journalist and economist)

11.35 - 12.00 | Technology lecture 1 Henri Werij (Dean Faculty of Aerospace Engineering TU Delft)

12.05 - 12.30 | Keynote 3 Hans Brouwer (Founder Optics11)

13.30 - 14.00 | Keynote 4 Ron Bormans (Executive Board Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)

14.05 - 14.30 | Keynote 5 Jan van der Tempel (CEO & Founder Ampelmann)

15.00 - 15.25 | Technology lecture 2 Maurits Weeda (Department manager ASML Delft)

15.30 - 15.50 | Panel discussion 'Importance of technology education for successful collaboration' With: Marijke Roskam (Chairman of the day), Rob Postma (CEO Airbus)

15.55 - 16.25 | Winner Scale Innovation Award (announced 13 March)