Energetic first day for the Netherlands technology festival innovates

The first day of the Netherlands technology festival innovates in the Submarine Wharf at RDM Rotterdam. The atmosphere was good and the enthusiasm was great. Some 2000 young people, students, young professionals and other technology enthusiasts found their way to the festival and were inspired by the most beautiful innovations and dream projects from home

The first day of the Netherlands technology festival innovates in the Submarine Wharf at RDM Rotterdam. The atmosphere was good and the enthusiasm was great. Some 2000 young people, students, young professionals and other technology enthusiasts found their way to the festival and were inspired by the most beautiful innovations and dream projects from home.

Shell Eco-marathon test day
The course of the Shell Eco-marathon test day lay straight through the Submarine Wharf. The Dutch teams were able to tinker with their energy-efficient vehicles and prepared for the international final in London. Visitors were allowed to take a look in the paddock and see how the cars traveled the special course through the shed.

Highlights first day
The many companies present were able to surprise the youngsters with their inventions and innovations. Better Future Factory showed how perfuses are used to create beautiful marbled tiles or '3D printer ink' and inspired LG Sonic with an environmentally friendly way of controlling algae through inaudible sound. RET gave a glimpse into the future of the OV-chipkaart and Ruben Horbach convinced the hall of the advantages of a chip in your arm that allows you to save data or identify yourself. The Escape Room and Astronaut trainer were popular attractions among young people, as was the internet-of-things workshop and the workshop on the hijacking of other people's drones given by TNO.

Those who were not present today will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in technology, technology and ICT tomorrow. The Netherlands innovates Friday April 22, free to visit between 9.00 and 16.00. View the full program on the website.