SMO is a foundation that accelerates the realisation of societal ambitions. We signal and identify issues which require a great deal of adaptability and an integral approach. As a trusted third party SMO connects corporations, public sector parties, science and the new generation to create and implement solutions for these societal challenges.


Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface.

Holland Instrumentations

Holland Instrumentations is the high-tech instrumentation platform of the South Holland provence. The rapidly growing foundation is building the network of companies, research institutions, training, investors and governments that focus on high technology. The objective is to double turnover and high-tech exports in ten years by more and better cooperation and removing obstacles to innovation…


TNO is an independent research organisation that employs some 3,000 specialists. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. We focus on transitions or changes in five social themes: Industry; Healthy Living; Defence, Safety & Security; Urbanisation and Energy.

TU Delft

The increasing number of people on the planet and their drive to achieve ever-higher levels of prosperity raises some major questions for society. Technology is essential in answering these, as is the underlying scientific knowledge generated and disseminated by modern universities of technology. The modern university of technology is a source of new scientific understanding…

Hogeschool Rotterdam

Hogeschool Rotterdam is a dynamic knowledge institute for higher professional education. Over 30,000 students and around 3,000 members of staff are pursuing their career here – the typical Rotterdam way: through our Rotterdam Educational Model we provide practice-focused, well-considered, flexible education that allows all of our students and staff to play an important role in…

Erasmus University

Over the past 40 years, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading business schools. Long before ‘global’ became an important descriptor for business education, RSM’s students, faculty and staff were already reflecting the diversity of the globalising world.