The innovations within the Dutch horticulture sector are an incredible source of potential. They go far beyond the flowers, bulbs, trees and seeds generally associated with the sector, which is just as well because several major challenges await us. These include population growth and ageing, urbanisation, economic and social inequality and climate change. The Dutch horticulture sector can play an important role in facing such challenges.
Dutch companies are renowned for their flat organisational structure. This makes cooperation between academia and the industry easier because the two can communicate with each other on the same level. The Netherlands also offers excellent business conditions for domestic and foreign companies, making it a very attractive place for entrepreneurs, researchers and students to live and work.