The Amersfoort ICT sector is growing in both size and scope. The local government undertakes to boost the digital transformation by providing superior IT infrastructures and by pursuing an active ICT-sector recruitment policy. Its top priorities are relatively new developments, such as geodata and smart mobility technologies. Wherever feasible, companies share knowledge and collaborate on innovations. Smart minds gather in Amersfoort every year on IT Innovation Day, which attracts ICT leaders from all over the country.
Geosector opts for Amersfoort
Geo-information has a major impact on our everyday lives: Google Maps, satellite navigation, traffic information, utilities, all of these are fed by geodata. Many geo-related businesses are clustered in Amersfoort, such as Royal HaskoningDHV, Arcadis, Sweco, Neo, Vicrea, Geomaat, StrateGis and Simacan. This range comprises major engineering companies and companies that generate or implement information. The industry association GeoBusiness Netherlands connects all major parties involved, including the government, science and education. This sector, concentrating in Amersfoort, is a fast grower.
Companies in this sector in Amersfoort
Major innovative players in ICT have chosen to settle in the Amersfoort region: Geonovum (geo- information standards); Afas (business software); Trans Link Systems (smart mobility); Vicrea (geo information systems and smart city solutions); ANVA (software in insurance business); Improvive (digital media); EDSN (energy data services); Polteq (software testing specialists); Sqills (mobility software); and GeoBusiness NL (business association for companies working with geodata). The presence of hundreds of small and medium-sized ICT businesses is another huge advantage.