Cross-border railway connections

Cross-border railway connections often date back for decades, but it takes “centuries” before those railway lines can be upgraded or renewed. Enschede (NL) – Münster (D), Groningen (NL) – Bremen (D), Hengelo (NL) – Bad Bentheim / Bielefeld (D) are all appropriate examples. There are many barriers to constructive cross-border cooperation: lack of political support, technical differences in train systems, different pri
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“Mechatronics for SMEs”: cross-border innovation

From 2009 – 2014 I had the final responsibility for the project Mechatronics for SMEs. Through this project € 18 million was available for cross-border innovation within German and Dutch SMEs in the border region. This resulted in more than 100 development projects leading to new and innovative products. Together with many Dutch and German partners I worked on that common goal: a significant cross-border economic imp
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