Zonneceldak CS

Economically competitive and productive technology that uses less material and/or energy, generates less waste, and causes less environmental damage than the alternatives. A taxonomy of cleantech can be found in the box to the right.

With strong industrial, maritime, water and agro food clusters in our region, Clean Tech Delta can play an important role in developing and exporting cleantech solutions. Synergies, for example, can be developed between the agro and chemical sectors. Equally, water technologies for affordable clean water and a more diverse and decentralised energy mix offer tremendous opportunities. Industries strive to become more resource efficient and new business models enable higher asset productivity.

Companies’ clean tech activities are categorized in the taxonomy on the right.

Our regional economy is in transition and where the rubber meets the road is in concrete projects. Cleantech related regulation, social innovation and urban development is the context for successful cross sector and supply chain initiatives. Collaboration between triple helix partners translates the highest impact into the highest value.

Slow Mill

The Team of SMS Projects has engineered the Slow Mill, a light Wave Energy Converter using an innovative wave power…


The GoodNRG Group is active under various labels & various companies in the sales & marketing, trading and development of…

Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the entrance to Northwest Europe. From apples to cars, from computers to feedstock for the chemical industry; all…


Witteveen+Bos provides consulting and engineering services in the fields of water, infrastructure, energy, the environment and construction. With over 1.000 employees,…

Blue Battery

The Blue Battery is the only electrical storage system 100% sustainable. During the last two years spent on research, we developed an innovative product that stores electricity only using water and kitchen salt. Our invention will revolutionize the energy storage world and it will foster the growth of renewable energy technologies around the globe. We want to stop the use of toxic materials, such us the acids used to build conventional batteries. Those systems are obsolete and extremely damaging for the environment.


Woonbron is a housing corporation with 45,000 homes and 4,000 other real estate units in Rotterdam, Spijkenisse, Delft and Dordrecht. Housing is a basic need and Woonbron supplies good quality and affordable housing for households on a tight budget in different areas.


Mobility is an acquired right which we all want to hold on to. However, we also know that vehicle emissions cause unnecessary damage to our health and the environment. Responsible transport is the future. CNG Net makes it possible to drive the same number of kilometres more economically, without harming the environment. Now that’s what we call a win-win situation.


Deltalinqs represents the common interests of all the logistical and industrial companies in the Rotterdam port and industrial area. The organisation is considered to be the focal point and spokesman for more than 700 registered companies and associations. Via its unique network of contacts, Deltalinqs is the consultation partner at regional level, with the government and with the EU.


AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company, and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet.


EMO, the European dry bulk goods and transhipment company, is the largest terminal for coal and iron ore in Europe. The biggest seagoing vessels from all over the globe berth along the EMO quay. EMO’s state-of-the-art facilities unload seagoing ships fast and efficiently. Its machine-driven transport conveyor system moves cargo across the terminal for storage, processing or transhipment.


RotterZwam is the edible mushroom from Rotterdam. Siemen Cox and Mark Slegers grow mushrooms on coffee and coffee peel in a disused swimming pool. These coffee residues are now reused instead of being thrown away or incinerated.


SuGu Makes Startups (Su) And Grownups (Gu) With A Passion For Making Work Together. In the summer of 2014 a group of Rotterdam entrepreneurs started developing SuGu (Startups & Grownups). The driving forces behind SuGu are Transmare (1953), developer and producer of bio-based plastics, and 010Works, developers and producers of sustainable business formats. SuGu connects startups (early stage growth companies) and Grownups (large and multinational companies) with a passion for creation.