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ASTRON at Holland High Tech House – Hannover Messe 2013

Holland High Tech: Top talent for Top performance
High-tech solutions for global social challenges

Published by the editorial team, 5 April 2013

Holland High Tech House at the Hannover Messe from 8 through 12 April 2013

Dutch companies and knowledge organisations in the top sectors of HTSM (High Tech Systems and Materials) set themselves apart by their technological excellence, and are part of the world top in their market segments. High Tech Systems and Materials’ ambition for growth is to double the export of 32 billion euros in 2009 to 77 billion euros in 2020, which is why the Holland High Tech House is presenting itself at the Hannover Messe, the largest industrial trade fair in the world, from 8 through 12 April 2013, in both Hall 2 with Research & Technology and Hall 4 with the Dutch supply industry. This is a clear platform on which to present the entire Dutch high-tech sector, with representatives from companies and knowledge organisations, and with that, the Netherlands as an important high-tech country. NWO institute ASTRON is part of the Holland High Tech House at the Hannover Messe. The knowledge and expertise gained by research and development in radio astronomy allows us to design and build extremely sensitive antenna systems, sensor technology, embedded computing, smart software, nano photonics, low noise amplifiers, low-power micro electronics and precision technology. At the Hannover Messe, ASTRON shows among other things, the technology involved in the International LOFAR Telescope, optical interconnect and photonic smart antenna demonstrators.

As Marc Hendrikse, CEO of the NTS Group and member of the Dutch top team High Tech Systems and Materials puts it, “The centuries-old culture of resourcefulness, pragmatism, enterprise, openness and willingness to cooperate all come quintessentially into their own in the area of high-tech. Talented people are a key factor in this: in research, in innovation, but also in the manufacture of high-tech machines and modules. We are therefore constantly searching for top talents at home and abroad, from knowledge workers (gold heads) to skilled workers and know-how (gold hands)”.

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Companies in the High Tech Systems and Materials sector offer a pragmatic total solution for technical challenges, from system architecture to manufacture, with regard to products which are important to the social challenges in these times, are sold in the world market, and come with the corresponding service.

Marc Hendrikse continues, “The Netherlands is a Champions League player when it comes to high-tech, and the absolute place to be for solutions to current social challenges, which tend to be situated on the line between technologies and applications: international challenges in the areas of health (health and welfare), safety, energy, mobility and climate”.

The Netherlands is where you go to get products, knowledge and concepts; the country for top jobs for foreign knowledge workers, skilled workers, know-how and for training; for research and development in the area of technology and innovation, and for collaboration with partners in technology. With an agreeable climate for the establishment of international technological companies, the Netherlands is an inviting country for businesses, researchers and students to live and work in.

‘Holland High Tech: High-tech Solutions for Global Challenges'

Holland High Tech House – Hannover Messe:
Hal 2: Ceratec Technical Ceramics, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Vereniging High Tech NL, Brainport Industries, 3TU stand (Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente), SRON/ASTRON (NWO institutes), Amolf, Differ and Nikhef (NWO & FOM institutes), TNO, Stork Veco.

Hal 4: Braakhuis Borne Group, Brinks Metaalbewerking B.V., Staalbouw Boom B.V., Boltjes Group, BOZ,Contour, Cortexon, Euro-Techniek, Heurkens & Van Veluw B.V. Metaalindustrie, KMWE, Machinefabriek Amersfoort B.V.; Metaalperswerk Van de Wetering B.V., MFE,NEVAT, Nijdra Group, Phoenix 3D Metaal B.A, Romit B.V., De Rooy Slijpcentrum B.V., Scherpenzeel B.V., Stolle Nederland B.V., United Springs B.V., WBM, VDL Groep B.V.

Press Information

Micha van Lin – Head of FME Internationaal Ondernemen, Tel +31-(0)79-353 13 84
Carina Weijma – Brand Manager Holland High Tech, Tel. +31-(0)6- 44 33 67 99
Marc Hendrikse – CEO NTS Group, top team HTSM, Tel. +31-(0)40-259 72 00

For Holland High Tech House: FME – Micha van Lin, via
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