CIC Rotterdam

The world’s largest community of startups, innovators and entrepreneurs

CIC, the Cambridge Innovation Center, is the world’s largest community of startups, innovators and entrepreneurs. Building on the success of creating and strengthening international innovation ecosystems in the United States, CIC Rotterdam established a 13.000m2 innovation centre at the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam.






Launching CIC in Rotterdam

The launch of CIC Rotterdam is CIC’s first expansion to Europe. CIC Rotterdam aims to be a beacon for successful Dutch startups, providing a premium platform for these companies to develop into world players. Gem creative agency created a communication strategy and editorial content during the launch of CIC Rotterdam.




An Extraordinary Opening with Pole Dancing Robots

Gem creative agency organised the official opening party of CIC and Venture Café Rotterdam in the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam in 2016. The event had an inspiring program with a virtual reality room, 3D printing, musical performances, ethical hacking demonstration, and countless workshops, and last but not least, pole dancing robots. Furthermore, we hosted a CIC Exit Game, demonstrations by IBM Watson, Live Elevator Pitches and the CIC World Expo, with more than 100 startups and innovation partners. Most notably, the welcome remarks came by His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn Special Envoy, StartupDelta, Mayor Aboutaleb and Alderman Struijvenberg.




Expansion and growth for CIC

CIC Rotterdam earned many successes and press attention over the past two years. The successful firm with a community of nearly 150 startups, established companies and investors continues to grow and in the past year has raised more than 3 million euros and created 100 jobs. As a result CIC expands its innovation center in the Groot Handelsgebouw with 4,000 m2 of workplaces in 2018. On Thursday 15 March 2018, the festive launch will take place with an open house event. Various workshops and inspiring sessions will be organized by the CIC community here. Gem creative agency takes care of PR and the organization of this upcoming CIC event.





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