The Hague is the city for entrepreneurs who want to build a better world. As ImpactCity, The Hague offers a wide range of opportunities and services to entrepreneurs and other impact makers with innovative solutions. We believe that economic success goes hand in hand with solutions for a better world. We call this “doing good & doing business.”
The Hague has a unique position in The Netherlands due to its direct location by the North Sea and the availability of a compact port. As such, there are many impact entrepreneurs from The Hague engaged in innovations that contribute to the development of a sustainable blue economy in the North Sea.
What is a sustainable blue economy?
In a sustainable blue economy, the sea is used responsibly for economic growth, better livelihoods, and jobs, while maintaining the ocean’s health. It involves activities such as sustainable fishing, renewable energy from the sea, and ecotourism.
In The Hague, impact entrepreneurs are inventing and testing innovations on the North Sea. This involves multiple uses of the available space at sea as much as possible. Think, for example, of floating solar panels or seaweed cultivation in offshore wind farms. Beautiful examples that show how we can use the North Sea to make the energy and climate transition.
In a sustainable blue economy, environmental protection and economic activities go hand in hand: doing good and doing business!
Examples of innovations
There are many different innovations that can help support a sustainable blue economy. Some examples include: