Shaping EDB

Working together on a digital innovative region

Based on internal and external research, we made clear how different parties in the ecosystem can use digital technology to create social and economic value for the Drechtsteden region.

Challenge

In order to create more social and economic value from digital technology, the Drechtsteden region, the Economic Board Drechsteden and VitrumNet,  under the name of Digital Mainport, wants parties from the ecosystem to work together and increase the innovative strength in the region.

Approach

By bringing different parties together from the start, we have determined the ambition of the Digital Mainport. Subsequently, on the basis of document study, workshops, and interviews with parties within and outside the region, we gave structure and focus to the role of the Digital Mainport.

Result

Based on our research, it has become clear how various parties in the ecosystem can ensure that value can be created for the region through cooperation. In order to do this successfully, a number of (digital) preconditions must be met.