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Building a foundation for the Dutch high-tech ecosystem

Despite competition from China and the US, the Netherlands continues to play a major role in the world of high tech. Patrick Strating of NTS believes it starts with high-tech companies that have close ties to top-notch technical universities and continues with ambitious workers that thrive on life-long learning through training.

Headlines

Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots
Applied Materials bumps ASML back to runner-up in semi equipment market

Qutech: building a quantum delta, one (qu)bit at a time

Even though quantum technologies are only just starting to take shape, now is the time to consider the opportunities they present – both to enhance existing business and to generate new opportunities. In the Netherlands, the Qutech initiative is leading the effort to bootstrap a quantum industry in the Dutch delta.

In other news

Tesla’s German plant faces deadline over breeding wildlife (Bloomberg)
With 12 unicorns in 2020, Netherlands ranks 4th in Europe (Silicon Canals)
Mosquitoes spread disease, but this is how AI is biting back (ZDNet)

Why your strategy fails

Developing and communicating a clear and actionable strategy that represents tangible choices is a critical tool in aligning large groups of people.