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On the road to Smart Industry

On the road to Smart Industry

Ambassadors Residence, Slavíčkova 10, Prague 6

17.30 - 19.30

Smart Industry Field Labs

The Netherlands almost lost its manufacturing industry by the end of last century. By applying principles of Smart Industry, the Dutch industry has been transformed into one of the most innovative in the world today.

The European and Czech industry are facing many common challenges. Productivity is too low, the skills gap is increasing (also as a result of demographic developments), the linear economic business case needs to be replaced by a circular one, supported by a data-driven model. Ownership of data, its sharing and security are new issues that arise.

Dutch industry fit for the future

Currently, in the Netherlands, the Action Agenda Smart Industry 2020-2023 is being drafted (based on the first edition of 2014 and the second of 2018). Investments to a total of EUR 300 million by ecosystem partners, the establishment of more than 40 Field Labs, with more than 600 companies and 6,000 students involved, running 400 projects in parallel, with active participation in 17 EU projects, are among its achievements.

The Netherlands have been on the road to smart industry for a while. By sharing experiences, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands could mutually benefit from what has been done and learned.

Join the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce for the event:


On the road to Smart Industry
on Tuesday 10 March 2020 from 17:30 until 19:30
at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands,
Slavíčkova 92/10, Prague 6 – Bubeneč


First part
17:30-17:45         Registration
17:45-17:50         Welcome by H.E. Kees J.R. Klompenhouwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands
17:50-18:00         Introduction by Petr Očko, Deputy Minister for New Technologies at the Czech Ministry of
                            Trade & Industry
18:00-18:20         “On the road to Smart Industry; benefits to the Czech Republic” by Peter van Harten,
                            Smart Industry Ambassador at
Second part
18:20-19:00         Smart Industry at the Hannover Trade Fair / interactive dialogue
19:00-19:10         Closing remarks, next steps
19:10-                  Networking
Hannover Messe 2020

In the second part of this event, we will inform you about the high-impact Smart Industry participation of The Netherlands in the Hannover Trade Fair 2020, one of the world’ largest industry events.

For some details (in Czech) please see the article about the Hannover Trade fair.

From 20-22 April, we are preparing a 3-day programme to benefit from this high-level effort, and to explore how this event can help the Czech Republic to position itself better as the Country For The Future.

This rich programme will include a group tour of the Smart Industry pavilions, a matchmaking tour and individual meetings as well as many opportunities for effective networking, also during joint dinners and lunches.

For further details please contact:
Olga Cikhartova, Event Manager, The Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce at
Eva Kopecka, Senior Policy Officer Trade & Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Netherlands at


Capacity for this event is limited so please register as soon as possible, by filling out the form below.
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On the road to Smart Industry


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