SMM Kick-Off NL-DE

9 maart 2021

Both Germany and the Netherlands are striving to modernise their mobility infrastructure and make it sustainable. The goal is clear: in the future, mobility must not only be competitive, but also climate-friendly and intelligent. We want to expand and further develop cooperation in order to jointly advance our mobility system in bilateral projects. Both countries want to learn from each other, look for common economic benefits of new mobility forms and take on a pioneering role at a European level when it comes to a sustainable and advanced mobility system.

Following the innovation pact, as recently signed by the ministers of both countries, a strategic digital event will be organized by the Dutch Embassy Network, National Platform on the Future of Mobility (NPM), RAI Automotive Industry NL, and Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), March 25th, 2021.
The kick-off for our Dutch-German cooperation will take place March 25th, 2021. As a first step we will focus on charging infrastructure and hydrogen for heavy duty vehicles. Then joint projects of common interest will be defined. The objective of the cooperation is to exchange ideas and share experiences at European level, work together on cross-border solutions in the mobility sector, as well as getting in contact with new research and business partners and explore business developments.  In order to initiate further and new (EU) projects, the cooperation lays the foundation for a multi-annual approach.
Having a broad collaborative approach in mind, it is a pleasure to invite you to participate in this digital event. We will start with one plenary kick-off for all participants, followed by two closed sessions on  invitation by RAI AutomotiveNL and NPM only, as well as a digital matchmaking.
For more information, agenda and registration: 
This platform will be used for further cooperation throughout 2021 as well.
We would like those invited to the closed sessions to register by March 11th to enable a tailored design of these sessions.

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Thursday, March 25th 2021
15.00 – 16.00 hrs: Kick-Off with keynotes and launch of the Cooperation
15.00 hrs.: Opening by moderator Anouk Ellen Susan
15.02 hrs: Welcome by H.E. Wepke Kingma, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Germany
15.06 hrs.: Introduction by Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Head of Department for Policy Issues at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
15.10 hrs.: Keynote speaker Franz Loogen, President of e-mobil BW GmbH and Chair of the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM) Working Group 1 "Decarbonizing heavy-duty vehicles with focus on hydrogen"
15.25 hrs.: Keynote speaker Nancy Kabalt-Groot Chair of Formule E-Team (FET) "The opportunities of smart charging for electric vehicles"
15.40 hrs.: Launch Partnership Germany - Netherlands

Explaining setup partnership

  • Introducing participants
  • Official announcement by Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the National Platform on the Future of Mobility (NPM) & Mr. Marc Hendrikse, Chair of the Top Sector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM)

15.55 hrs.: Closing words

16.00 – 17.00 hrs:  Closed sessions
Session 1:  Zero Emission Hydrogen with focus on Heavy Duty Vehicles
Session 2:  Charging infrastructure & smart charging
Friday, March 26th 2021
09.00 – 12.00 hrs.: Matchmaking