Direct Current BV in the spotlight at the Innovation Relay 2011

4 October 2011

Over 2000 visitors attended The Innovation Relay in the Van Nelle factory yesterday. It was a big success. Direct current stood in the spotlight! The post was manned by nine persons from Joulz, Kema, Innosys Delft, Direct Current BV, and the DC Foundation.

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We were able to show many visitors a glimpse into the future by telling them about our 'Master Plan Direct Current Haarlemmermeer.' Electric vehicles were also a hot topic at the event and at our post. From the direct current point of view we were able to contribute in a good and interesting manner to this discussion. More and more governers, managers and engineers understand that direct current is the future. There was almost no discussion on whether direct current or alternating current, on the contrary, the visitors gave us a lot of advice, support and sympathy. Many new and interesting contacts were established, and who knows what future collaborations will ensue from this!

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Photo: Fred Ernst Fotografie/Fotojournalist

Innovation Relay 2011

The Innovation Relay is THE biennial event of the Club of Maarssen. On this event representatives of the industry, research institutions, and governmental departments, demonstrate the latest sustainable and innovative developments in the fields of environment, mobility, transportation, space and water.

Direct Current BV was present at this event under the banner of the DC Foundation. On this post, we represent and are the spokesperson for the Master Plan DC Haarlemmermeer.

Date and location
The Club of Maarssen is organizing the Innovation Relay on Tuesday, 4 October 2011. The event takes place in the Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek in Rotterdam.

The Innovation Relay promotes innovations in infrastructure and environment in our delta. We are working towards a sustainable development of the Netherlands: a prerequisite for the active development of the economy that our country needs. Industry, knowledge institutes and governmental departments are working together to achieve this. Objectives of the Innovation Relay 2011 are the following:

  • Source for innovations
  • Realize breakthroughs
  • Mobilize people

Target group
Anyone who wants to contribute to this melting pot of ideas and initiatives, and willing to expand their knowledge, is welcome at the Innovation Relay 2011: decision makers, policymakers and innovators in business, knowledge and social institutions, and governmental departments in the areas of environment, mobility, transportation, space and water.

The Innovation Relay centers on five themes:

  • Water and Climate
  • Sustainable development and resource scarcity
  • Mobility, construction and logistics
  • Space and area development
  • The power of society