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The Netherlands’ blockchain ecosystem currently includes more than 300 companies. The market is becoming more professional, producing more standard solutions. Companies are also applying blockchain technology more widely in their organisations or chains. This is revealed in the third update of ‘Blockchain Ecosystem Netherlands’ which Berenschot publishes today.
The number of technical control systems in society is increasingly rapidly. Even though it seems convenient, it also forms a threat as these systems, just like PCs, can be hacked. In this whitepaper, Berenschot advisors Hans Reterink and Tim Kenter, provide you with various insights and suggestions for handling these types of potential threats.
Digitisation, innovation and the labour market form the most important strategic themes in Dutch boardrooms. These are just a few important outcomes of the 2019 Berenschot Strategy Trends survey, the eleventh edition of the strategic survey by Berenschot advice agency in which 750 organisations took part this time.
In January 2018 eleven companies started two seamlessly aligned Joint Innovation Projects (JIPs). The group has grown to 16 partners by February 2019. The goal of the JIPs they collaborate in is to develop a guideline and accompanying economic model to print qualified, functional metal production (spare) parts, to be used in the Oil, Gas and Maritime industries.
The second Avicenna Health Hackathon took place in the weekend of 23 and 24 March. During this event, patients, healthcare professionals, students and IT professionals got to work on digital and other solutions for issues in healthcare. Berenschot sponsored the event and delivered a workshop on pitching.
The communications function attaches great importance to the communicating organisation. This was one of the themes of the Communications Benchmark that Berenschot implemented at government inspectorates, contracted by the Bureau Inspectieraad (Inspection Council office).
The year 2018 was a tumultuous year in the energy sector. That is why, by traditional, Berenschot collated the lessons from the energy projects in 2018. Use the following seven insights to your advantage. These were also presented during the climate agreement process, with the main theme being that heat networks and hydrogen are gaining ground in the transition discussions.
The drought and threatened water shortage in the summer of 2018 led to the establishment of a national crisis organisation. Various parties in the water chain and the Dutch Lower House have requested an evaluation of the functioning of the crisis organisation. Berenschot and Arcadis conducted the evaluation for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW).
Up to seven times more geothermal heat to heat homes, buildings and greenhouses can be made available if a ‘play-based portfolio approach’ is used during the development of geothermal heat projects. This was shown in a study commissioned by Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Gasunie and implemented by Berenschot and research agencies IF Technology and CE Delft.
British PM Theresa May and her Brexit deal suffered a historic defeat last night. The question ‘are you ready for a (no) Brexit?’, could not be more relevant today.