Prime Minister to visit Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit the Silicon Valley area in California from 31 January to 2 February 2016. He will be joined by Neelie Kroes, special envoy for StartupDelta. Their tour will take them to major tech companies, startups and knowledge institutes.

The Netherlands and the United States are both leaders in innovation. Silicon Valley, home to major tech companies, start-ups and prestigious universities, is the world’s top innovative hub. Cooperation with Valley-based companies and institutions offers exciting opportunities for the Netherlands. Many have opened branches in the Netherlands for part of their European activities, while a growing number of Dutch companies are active in Silicon Valley. The Netherlands and California are already cooperating closely in other areas, including climate change, agriculture and promoting smart and clean transport solutions worldwide.