RDM Rotterdam: catalyst for innovation

The port of Rotterdam has a long history of groundbreaking innovations that have pushed back frontiers. The drive to constantly find and develop new solutions and smart technologies is in the DNA of all companies located in the port. Innovation is one of the cornerstones of today’s port. RDM Rotterdam offers the perfect location to start innovating!

RDM Rotterdam is the innovation showcase in the Rotterdam port area and acts as a catalyst for innovation. In recent years the former wharf of the Rotterdam Drydock Company (RDM) has been redeveloped into an innovative cluster. It is here, in the heart of the port area - yet surprisingly close to the city - that the education sector, researchers and businesses work together on shaping the new manufacturing industry for the port and the city.

A wide range of companies, from start-ups to world players in the maritime and offshore industry, have established themselves at the RDM site to develop, manufacture, test and demonstrate prototypes and new products. The inspiring, authentic atmosphere of the historic site forms the perfect setting to make great things happen.

Cross-pollination between the different companies and between students, lecturers and researchers of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Albeda College for vocational education is one of the success factors of RDM Rotterdam, as well as the presence of state-of-the-art machinery and equipment, including a hydraulic laboratory. A wide range of events and congresses adds to the innovative character of the RDM area.

Successful companies such as Ampelmann, Franklin, Damen, IHC Merwede and Imtech are already experiencing the benefits of RDM Rotterdam. Will your company be next? RDM Rotterdam is a cooperation between Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.


Would you like to know more about RDM Rotterdam? Please contact:

Jouke Goslinga
Real Estate Manager
+31 (0)10 252 1675

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