In Rotterdam you can get a glimpse of how the future will (hopefully!) look like!
In a former tropical swimming paradise the start-up hub BlueCity created its office. Where we saw workplaces and laboratory facilities there used to be changing rooms and wave pools. What a way of reusing an indoor swimming pool! Reusing, that’s what BlueCity is all about. It hosts start-ups that work in the field of circular economy. The main ideas of this concept: products should last long, be easy to take apart and reuse and should not leave waste. The results? Leather made of food waste for example. You have to see that!
Not far away from BlueCity the innovation hotspot Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) wants to create a greener future as well. And also has a special home: a former shipyard that serves as a campus. Better wind technology, smarter, eco-friendly products, waste eating robots, that’s some of the current working fields of the students, researchers, start-ups and researching companies. We were stunned when we heard of all this great ideas!