4 October 2017

The Association of Dutch Business people (ADB) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce announce merger

ADB-DutchCham merger2 leading Dutch Business platforms in Singapore join forces to create 1 new organisation


The Association of Dutch Business People (ADB) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) are pleased to announce their merger of equals creating a new organisation ADB-DutchCham that will evoke a stronger and united voice for the Dutch business community and anyone interested in the Dutch-Singapore alliances in Singapore.


The new organisation will represent 16 Orange members (mostly Dutch MNCs), 100+ Corporate members and 350+ individual members, which will result in a reach to 800+ professionals.


President of DutchCham, Ad Ketelaars explains the reason behind the merger: “With this merger our goal is to strengthen the representation of all Dutch Businesses in Singapore, together businesses can achieve greater success.”


President of ADB, Joep Ottervanger said: “We are happy to bring the two organisations together. By bundling the strengths of ADB and DutchCham we will have a deeper impact on the Dutch-Singapore business community and will bring more value to our members.”


The new organisation will become effective as of 1 January 2018.
ADB-DutchCham will be committed to connecting businesses and creating business opportunities. It also aims to provide a platform for member companies to showcase their particular skills or knowledge in their area of industry to contribute and facilitate aspiring companies to set up their businesses in Singapore.


The new organisation will continue to focus on topics like innovation, sustainability and water management, as these are areas of excellence for the Dutch Business community in Singapore.


The ADB was formulised at Registry of Societies (ROS) in 1990 and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) was established in 2008. Currently, the DutchCham and ADB are non-profit organisations. The new organisation ADB-DutchCham will follow the same structure.


For more information contact:


Ad Ketelaars
President Dutch Chamber of Commerce Singapore


Joep Ottervanger
President ADB

2 October 2017

The Netherlands is Once Again the Most Competitive EU Country


Ranked 4th globally, Holland scores high in education, infrastructure, innovation and technology readiness


For the second year in a row, the Netherlands is among the top four most competitive countries in the world, according to findings from the World Economic Forum (WEF).  Within the EU, the Netherlands scores first place, ahead of Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland.


The Netherlands maintains its prominent position thanks to the support of a strong education system and high levels of tech readiness among businesses and individuals. Its innovation ecosystem is ranked 6th globally, putting Holland in an excellent position to develop new ideas and attract investment.

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2 October 2017

NTU to collaborate with Dutch body on self-driving vehicle research


SINGAPORE – The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have agreed to collaborate on research on autonomous vehicles (AV).


A research collaboration agreement was signed on Thursday (Sept 28) between TNO and the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles – NTU (Cetran).


The collaboration aims to accelerate the safe introduction of autonomous vehicles in Singapore and the Netherlands, a TNO spokesman said in a media release on Thursday.

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5 September 2017

Vacancies Hollandse School Singapore

hsllogo-high-resDe Hollandse School Limited in Singapore zoekt op korte termijn:


Enthousiaste leerkrachten primair onderwijs (M/V)
op invalbasis



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5 September 2017

TNO opens new office at Science Park

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.36.08 AMIn 2013 TNO opened its Singapore office as a regional hub for South East Asia. During the last couple of years, they managed to strengthen and deepen their position in Singapore. They are now opening their new TNO Singapore office at Science Park, Ascent, 2 Science Park Drive.