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The Innovation Visitors Bureau (IVB) connects innovators from all over the world to the innovation ecosystem of the South Holland Region. Our goal is to foster international linkages with the aim of creating concrete, valuable outcomes. As a local community platform Venture Cafe Rotterdam has the correct contacts to connect international delegations to the most relevant innovators and by doing so we aim to inspire and be a catalyst for collaborations worldwide, because we believe that innovation is one of the most promising paths to making this world better a better place.

The types of delegations that IVB typically services are:

  • Government officials (Country, Regional, City)
  • Students & University officials
  • Industry associations
  • Corporate groups


IVB designs tailor-made visit plans that match the needs of every visiting group. Each program includes a high-level overview of the ecosystem as well as opportunities to tour innovative sites and connect with individual innovators within our community. Our IVB-tours are totally customizable, depending on the delegation’s interests and goals.

Acting as a liaison between the innovation organizations and the visiting delegations, IVB offers insights into each organization’s philosophy and approach to fostering innovation, in addition to exposing participants to the magic of Greater Rotterdam; our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Taking part in an IVB tour gives you insight into the vibrant innovation ecosystem of the South Holland region and provides you with a starting point to initiate international collaborations.

Be part of it.

Get inspired. Connect. Innovate.

For more info, please reach out to us by sending an email (