Country on Stage program The Netherlands

5 March 2019

The Netherlands is leading the way in innovation throughout the whole value chain, a position reinforced by close collaboration between industry, technology institutes and public authorities.

Key stakeholders in the Dutch composites’ ecosystem are specialists in cutting-edge applications, as well as innovations in materials, process automation and new products. Thermoplastic composites, 3D printing, end-to-end automation and digitalisation are other great examples of Dutch expertise in this field. Additionally, major fields of application developed by Dutch stakeholders are composites in infrastructure, the marine environment and sustainable composites. These innovations have been developed from fundamental research, through industrial development programmes, up to commercial production and maintenance.

Get to know more about the composites ecosystem in the Netherlands and its international outreach through representative business cases on automotive, aerospace, construction and 3D printing, involving the entire value chain of the Dutch Composites Sector.
Visit us at JEC2019, Hall 5, Booth E79/E80. And follow us at our Twitter 
@CompositesNL and LinkedIn page

The program:

  • 11.00 – 11.05       Opening
  • 11.05 – 11.15:       NL Value Proposition and challenges – Introduction of the Netherlands
    Jason Palmer interviewing Maarten Camps & Marcus Kremers




  • 11.15 – 11.30:       Disruptive Cost Reduction: Innovation Battle – Knowledge Infrastructure
    Jason Palmer in conversation with:

    • Bert Thuis (NLR)
    • Sebastiaan Wijskamp (TPRC)
    • Jos Lobee (Brightlands
      Materials Centre)
    • Kjelt van Rijswijk (Delft Technical University)
    • Rogier Nijssen (Inholland Composites) &
    • Moaaz Gandy (student Inholland Composites)

First row, from left to right: Bert Thuis, Sebastiaan Wijskamp, Jos Lobee
Second row, from left to right: Kjelt van Rijswijk, Rogier Nijssen, Moaaz Gandy


  • 11.30 – 11.45:      Disruptive Cost Reduction Production – Start-ups 3D printing, Braiding, Digitization & Automation


Lucas Janssen              Jasper Bouwmeester                       Stephan Voskamp

  • 11.45 – 12.00:     Sustainability, Maintenance and End-of-Life


      Marco Brinkman                    Margie Topp


  • 12.00 – 12.10:     Acceptance, Qualification and Certification


 Arnold Vaandrager                  Martijn Veltkamp


  • 12.10 – 12.20:     Global Supply Chains – NL from an outside perspective

Luc Govaerts                           Frank Meurs

  • 12.20 – 12.30:    Dutch Composites Platform: Launch of DCP & National Agenda Composites
  • 12.30:                   Closing