The Province of Zuid-Holland is an active partner in “Kansen voor West” (Opportunities for West). Kansen voor West is the regional programme of the western part of the Netherlands for the European Regional Development Fund.
The challenge the Western Netherlands wants to meet is that of, in cooperation with our social, economic and public partners and in addition to existing national and regional initiatives, providing an additional boost, the European resources providing definite added value and contributing to the realisation of the Europe2020 objectives. The emphasis in the provincie of South Holland is on company investment into R&D and making use of renewable energy sources.
An example of a project that is being carried out in (and partly funded by) Zuid Holland is “The Green Village”. The goal of this project is to accelerate the development and implementation of radical innovations for a sustainable future. This is being done by bringing together relevant partners – scientists and engineers, businesses, the public, and government – at an inspiring place where innovations can be developed, tested and demonstrated by these partners. In an experimental real-life setting, a true living lab at Delft University of Technology. More information can be found at the project website The Greenhouse.