Are you a Dutch SME that has the ambition to expand their international horizon to the United States? Do you have a solution/service in Sustainable Building and Energy Systems?

Then we would like to invite you to join us on this mission and explore the Boston and New York markets!

The greater Boston area and New York City are increasingly held up as models of urban climate resilience in the United States, as they are working towards carbon neutrality by 2050. Buildings are the source of 70% of greenhouse gas in Boston and 42% in New York City. As a part of meeting the ambition, at least 80% of those buildings shall be retrofitted with sustainable solutions over the next 30 years.

In 2019 the major of Boston signed a new executive order for all new buildings to be zero net carbon buildings. This means that all new municipal buildings, city-funded affordable housing and large new construction projects require zero fossil fuels and are highly energy efficient. In 2019, New York City adopted a new law called "The Climate Mobilization Act law" which consists of a slate of climate laws designed to dramatically cut carbon in New York City.

Previous missions in 2019 & 2021, 3 stakeholder sessions and a recent market report show that there is a significant interest in Dutch innovators. In the last few years over 40+ participants explored their product-market fit and established a network in the US.  During this mission, Dutch companies will have the opportunity to meet new companies, expand their network and make progress on setting foot on the US market.

Why should I participate...

  • You are Dutch a scale-up or SME with a product/service for sustainable building and/or energy systems (both new construction and retrofits)
  • Get in touch with new potential partners and customers, and/or meet your previously established contacts on the spot
  • Gain insight into concrete projects on the US market and how your company can take advantage of opportunities on these projects
  • Possibility of gaining market access with the Dutch government through consortia formation and public-private partnership
  • 1-on-1 matchmaking by local matchmaker

Draft Agenda

*The program is subjective to change. 

  • Kick-off with delegation 
  • Case study: one of Boston's most recent mayor development, multi-stakeholder perspective
  • Visit to development site
  • Demo day @Greentown Labs: the Dutch pitch their innovation to the Massachusetts cleantech ecosystem

 

  • Stakeholder roundtable: a Massachusetts landowner and it's tenants, a discussion about decarbonization
  • Workshop: Meet your future partners, breakouts with niche specific partners
  • Dedicated time for 1-on-1 matchmaking
  • US expansion 101
  • Kickoff and Welcome to NYC - City and region market overview & Doing Business in NYC, the USA, etc.
  • Site Visit to Building Energy Exchange. Matchmaking lunch with invited NYC stakeholders and guests. Roundtable discussion with NL and NYC speakers
  • Site visit and Tabletop Discussion - Governors Island. “Climate Solutions Center” in development
  • End of day Networking Reception and Drinks
     
  • The Hudson Valley. Visit to Haverstraw, NY. Walking tour of Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
  • Matchmaking Lunch
  • Downtown Revitalization Workshop. Overview of current plans lead by City and Key Stakeholders. Workshop with NL and US participants
  • Closing Networking Reception 
     

Practical Matters

At this moment we are still considering the various options related to accommodation and flights, more information will be made available soon! We urge you to wait with booking flights/hotels.

Disclaimer: At least 10 participating companies need to register by early April to organize this event. Should this not be the case, the organizing parties reserve the right to cancel the mission.

The organizing parties cannot be held responsible for any costs made by the participant.

Costs

The participation fee is €750 ex. VAT per company (max. 1 participant per company) for participation in the physical mission.

This fee includes programming, most lunches, and local transport. Hotels, flights, and other out-of-pocket costs are not included.

ESTA

Please note that as of 12 January 2009 the US administration requires people travelling to the US to register at the website of the US Department of Homeland Security no later than 72 hours before departure: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov

Covid-19

In the organization and implementation of this mission, we take into account all applicable rules and restrictions regarding Covid-19 of the Dutch, US government and our US hosts.

Due to the COVID-19 developments, there is a risk that the mission cannot take place on the stated date. If this is the case, we will inform you as soon as possible and the mission will be offered again at a later time.

Questions?

Ms Tiffany Meijer
Business Analist
+31 6 34148004
Tiffany Meijer

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