Twente on stage for most innovative region of The Netherlands 

On October 31, the ceremony of the Dutch Innovation Awards took place in Scheveningen. Twente was nominated as most innovative region of The Netherlands. Eelco Osse from Boessenkool Machinefabriek was on stage to represent the innovators in Twente. A big logistic challenge to get his innovation inside the Kurhaus. Ofcourse, we’re talking about the Mega Drone of Drone4agro. 

Innovation took centre stage 

On the 31st of October innovators from all kind of companies and government gathered in the Kurhaus in Scheveningen, with the main topic of the evening: innovation. Art Rooijakkers presented the nominated regions and companies. On stage to represent Twente for the nomination as most innovative region of The Netherlands was the innovative entrepreneur Eelco Osse from Boessenkool Machinefabriek. He presented the Mega Drone of drone4agro and Boessenkool Machinefrabriek. This is a drone of four by four meters which is able to lift over 150 kilo. With the strength of this drone numerous possibilities arise, for example lifesaving situations or the ability to operate vegetation. 

High tech Twente 

The nomination for Twente is an acknowledgment that Twente belongs to the Netherlands Top 3 when it comes to innovation. The region's own distinctive innovation power and the unique cooperation between regional government, companies and knowledge institutions in East Netherlands play an important role. Due to the interaction between entrepreneurship and the educational institutions University of Twente, Saxion and ROC, the High Tech Systems & Materials (HTSM) sector has developed strongly in Twente. In addition, Smart City Enschede is launching customer for innovations in health, social security and sustainability while at the same time living lab for trying out smart ideas in real life.

Thales Netherlands in Top 3 'Most Innovative Companies' 

In addition to the nomination of Twente, Thales Nederland (Hengelo ov) has been nominated as 'Most Innovative Company'. The other nominations in this category are IBM Netherlands and VanBerlo BV. Thales Nederland is an international company specializing in designing and manufacturing high-tech electronics for defense and security applications, such as radar and communication systems.

Winners of the Dutch Innovation Awards are VanBerlo for the most innovative company, Plant-e for the biggest social impact and region Noord-Holland for most innovative region. 

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