West Netherlands (NL3)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Haarlem, Lelystad, The Hague, Utrecht
  • Region size icon 11.892 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 8.420.411 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 460.728,03 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 53,80 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 3,60 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 2,10 (2020)
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S3 Priorities


Name Description
increase energy efficiency in horticulture
increase share of biomass fuel in chemical industry
Promote energy efficiency in the broad industrial sector
improving open knowledge infrastructure to improve implementation of chemical innovations in food industry
improving distribution processes throughout the different stages of the food chain
innovation implementation, public access innovation infrastructure
convergence of technology in nano-tech sector and traditional ICT sector
improving coordination and developing new business models that facilitate links to traditional industries
logistic chain optimalisation

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