The Holland Innovation Challenge is based on the following notion: ‘exploration creates bi-continental collaboration’. We hope this inspiring project will create meaningful and engaging relationships through cooperation with different Kazakh groups, including companies, governmental bodies, education and knowledge institutions. Based on actual and identified challenges, intercultural and interdisciplinary Dutch-Kazakh teams will come up with original ideas to apply existing innovations in response to developments within the socio-economic context in Kazakhstan. Ultimately, this joint-initiative aims to be beneficial to both Kazakhstan and the Netherlands. The results of their joint efforts will be presented as in-depth proposals to implement integrated solutions laying the groundwork on the road towards more sustainability for both our countries.
The collaboration between talented young Dutch and Kazakhs, the process they undergo and their inspiring results will be presented regularly in the Holland Pavilion at Expo Astana 2017 from 10 June to 10 September 2017. This interactive hotspot - the Holland Innovation Plaza - will become a venue for visitors to experience the project at first hand and participate by voting for the best proposal.