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Partners & Funders

From the outset, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have worked together on shaping RDM Rotterdam’s overall concept. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Albeda College and Zadkine, which offer senior secondary vocational (mbo) and higher professional (hbo) education at RDM, form the mainstays of the RDM Campus. Rotterdam Ahoy is responsible for organising and operating public events in the RDM Onderzeebootloods (Submarine Wharf) and RDM Conference Centre.

Port of Rotterdam Authority

The Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to strengthen the port of Rotterdam’s competitive position as a logistics hub and a world-class industrial complex. Not only in terms of scale, but also in terms of quality. The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s core tasks are the sustainable development, management and operation of the port area, and ensuring that shipping traffic in the port area is handled safely and efficiently.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences is a leading institution of higher professional education, helping over 30,000 students to prepare for their future careers. In shaping the degree programmes, the academic staff of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences benefit from knowledge and experience gained in everyday practice, as well as offering their own expertise in return. They work within the context of the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ most dynamic hub for the knowledge economy, area development, port activity and innovation in the care sector.

Albeda College and Zadkine

Albeda College and Zadkine jointly offer technical and technological senior secondary vocational education and training programmes in the Rotterdam region under the motto ‘Heroes of Technology’. The institutions work closely together with the private sector to tailor their programmes to the constantly-developing wishes and requirements of the employment market.

Rotterdam Ahoy

Over the course of 45 years, Rotterdam Ahoy has built up a wealth of experience. The organisation employs over 250 professionals and provides the largest and most versatile podium for live communication, business and entertainment in the Netherlands. Every year, Ahoy hosts a wide range of high-profile national and international trade fairs, conferences and events. Rotterdam Ahoy’s strength lies in its unique combination of multi-purpose venues (Sport Palace, Fair & Events Halls and Conference & Meeting Centre). As a result, Ahoy can cater to a range of markets. The organisation is able to host, facilitate and organise the largest and most multi-faceted events in the country.

Financial supporters

The development of RDM Rotterdam is possible in part thanks to the financial support of:

  • European Union
  • Municipality of Rotterdam
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs/‘Pieken in de Delta’ programme
  • Platform Beroepsonderwijs
  • Platform Bèta Techniek