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On February 8, 2017, a Dutch economic mission under the direction of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen will visit the German Federal States Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The Dutch royal couple will be our guests of honor, likewise the Thuringian Minister of State Bodo Ramelow and the Minister for Science and Economy, Wolfgang Tiefensee. His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander himself, is a great admirer of German crafts and technology, and does have German blood in his royal heritage.

The aim of this visit is to strengthen the relations between the Netherlands and the respective states, the promotion of trade, mutual investment and technological cooperation. The focus of this mission is on the topics of Water (flood management), Biobased Chemistry and HTSM (Photonics/Optics & Semiconductor). The visit will include the Abbe Center of Photonics, the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology at the Beutenberg Campus.

During various seminars and matchmakings, innovative German and Dutch companies, research institutes and governmental institutions get the chance to exchange ideas and get to know each other better in individual talks.

>> link to the press release of the Dutch Embassy in Germany

>> link to the registration website

>> download the workshop flyer

The Dutch royal couple, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a visit to the Beutenberg Campus on February 8, 2017.



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