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Connecting knowledge

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Is it your ambition to be innovative?

Do you need knowledge about automation,
digitalisation and the energy transition?
Do you want to obtain profitable decisive information?
Join our SmartPort Community!


Develop the knowledge for tomorrow’s challenges

SmartPort initiates & finances scientific research for the Rotterdam Port Area

SmartPort and its partners translated the main challenges into five Roadmaps

Together with partners, SmartPort develops knowledge to change Rotterdam into the Smartest Port

SmartPort initiates demand-driven research

Within 6 months

Quick scans

Example project

Project Power-2-Gas-Ref

6 – 24 Months

In-depth research

Example project

Project TKI truckplatooning

24 tot 48 Months

Extensive research

Example project

Project Kademuren van de toekomst

SmartPort develops research projects
in collaboration with partners

projects ongoing or completed

Million Euros invested by SmartPort

Million Euros invested by partners

Million Euros in grants attracted

How to gain from SmartPort benefits?


SmartPort provides scientific research for profitable innovative solutions

Innovative impact

You can join the innovation vanguard through mutual knowledge development

Events & Network

Broaden your knowledge & network at the port of Rotterdam


Network subsidy

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Team members

Dirk Koppenol | Portfolio Manager

‘Making research more applicable for businesses’ Dirk Koppenol PhD – “In 2016, I promoted on the...
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Elisabeth van Opstall | Managing Director

‘Requirements from trade & industry are the backbone from SmartPort. This provides the needed...
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Joan van Winsen | Communication & Event manager

‘Translating scientific research to applicable knowledge’ Joan van Winsen – “After my training...
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Natalya Rijk

Natalya Rijk | Project developer Smart Energy & Industry & World Port City

'Bringing the energy transition forward, together with businesses’ Natalya Rijk MSc - “Since...
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Robert van der Linden | Advisor Port of Rotterdam

'Always room for improvement’ Robert van der Linden - “I’ve been involved in SmartPort from the...
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Roy van den Berg | Project developer Smart Logistics

‘Setting the next step in digitalisation and automation in logistics’ Roy van den Berg PhD -  “In...
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Alice Krekt | Program Director Deltalinqs Climate Program

Alice Krekt Program director, Deltalinqs Climate Program Any questions for SmartPort, particularly...
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Egbert van der Wal | Manager Port Engineering Port of Rotterdam & Ambassador SmartPort

‘Rotterdam port should be in the forefront in development of ‘Smart Infrastructure’ Egbert van der...
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Michiel Nijdam | Corporate Strategist Port of Rotterdam & Ambassador SmartPort

'Applying the proper knowledge is the base of the competitive position of the port of Rotterdam'...
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Rob Zuidwijk | Professor Ports in Global Networks RSM & Ambassador SmartPort

‘Optimising port logistics through digitalisation and automation’ Rob Zuidwijk Professor Ports in...
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Ruud Melieste | Corporate Strategist Port of Rotterdam & Ambassador SmartPort

'Targeted research is needed to realise significant CO2 reduction’ Ruud Melieste Corporate...
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The Board

Frits Eulderink | COO Vopak & Boardmember SmartPort

“Science is likely the best guideline for sustainable long-term choices. SmartPort brings science...
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Paul Althuis | Directeur Delft Entreprises & Bestuurslid SmartPort

Paul Althuis Directeur Delft Enterprises | Bestuurslid SmartPort...
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Rinke Zonneveld | Director InnovationQuarter & Boardmember SmartPort

“Science develops demand driven knowledge through SmartPort, in order to remain the smartest and...
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Vivienne de Leeuw | CFO Port of Rotterdam | Boardmember SmartPort

Vivienne de Leeuw CFO Port of Rotterdam | Boardmember...
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