RDM Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam has a long history of innovation and pioneering. The drive to constantly 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!

Tomorrow’s innovations applied today

RDM Rotterdam is the showcase and accelerator of innovation in the port and city of Rotterdam. 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, that you’ll find a unique combination of business, education and events.

Companies of any size, ranging 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 the 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 like Ampelmann, Franklin, Damen, IHC Merwede and Imtech are already experiencing the benefits of RDM Rotterdam. Is your company the next to start applying tomorrow’s innovations today?

Visit RDM Rotterdam ( for more information or contact RDM program director, Jouke Goslinga.

RDM Rotterdam is a corporation between Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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