Province of Zuid Holland

En route to a circular South Holland

Economic and innovation growth to accelerate the transition to a circular and “biobased” economy in Zuid-Holland.

In South Holland, we are working towards a fully circular society by 2050. A society without waste. In which we reuse existing raw materials and materials for new products. That is our ambition. It will make us less dependent on scarce raw materials and limit damage to the climate, biodiversity, the environment and our health.

To realise this ambition, we as province of Zuid-Holland encourage cooperation between entrepreneurs, researchers, residents and governments. Together, we look for new circular products and services that ultimately contribute to a lasting change in our society. Since as much as 30 per cent of raw materials consumption is in South Holland, we encourage this joint search in many ways.

As a province, we focus on four themes: Construction, Green Raw Materials and Food, Manufacturing and Plastics. The province of South-Holland fulfils the role of client, connector and booster within these themes, also known as transition themes.

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Planet in the news: Biotech Campus Delft: straks broedplaats voor 5.000 mensen

Vorige week berichtte dsm-firmenich dat de Gistfabriek in Delft eind 2025 gaat sluiten. Naast het begrijpelijk sentiment en de weemoed daarover: Er gloort ook iets nieuws op het terrein van de oude arbeidersfabriek langs de Schie. Hier ontwikkelt zich een ultramodern innovatiecentrum op het gebied van biotechnologie. Daarachter schuilt een bedrijfsfilosofie, die met haar streven naar duurzaam gemaakte producten opmerkelijke overeenkomsten vertoont met de oude maatschappelijke idealen van Gistfabriek-oprichters Jacques en Agneta van Marken-Matthes. 


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2024 dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize

On the 12th of April, ExCulture won the dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize, worth €50,000. The prize will help them to further develop their concept of mixed culture production of heparin. The Kickstart Prize is part of a larger grant provided by dsm-firmenich, that aims to support the collaboration between the TU Delft and dsm-firmenich, with a particular goal to support the growth of the innovation ecosystem at the Biotech Campus Delft. Planet, the organisation that manages this ecosystem, is responsible for the identification of value-adding initiatives that can make the best use of the grant.