Over the last ten years Amsterdam has secured its position as a major player when it comes to international tech. Saying that, it might not surprise you to hear that there are many ‘couldn’t live without’ technical innovations that were created right here, including Wi-Fi, Python, Bluetooth and (love or hate them) speed cameras.
Fast forward to today and there are over 2,200 tech companies in Amsterdam employing close to 100,000 people. And while the start-up/scale-up scene is booming here it’s still home to around 450 multi-national companies’European or GlobalHQs including Tesla, Nike, Netflix, Booking.com, Adidas, IKEA and Cisco.
Why is Amsterdam is such a mecca for emerging technology?
The nature of successful large organisations full of exciting opportunities being based in Amsterdam has meant a huge network of talent have located themselves in and around this area; there is estimated to be over 200,000 professional tech developers in the current talent pool. It’s a testament to the talent in this city that companies like Uber and Amazon have sizeable tech development teams based out of Amsterdam.
Alongside the talent pool, Amsterdam city itself is an exceptionally special place to live. It’s well connected from a travel perspective with excellent air links, high-speed railwaysandaninternational port.It was ranked bySavills as the fourth best global city andit always performs well in happiness indexes, all of which has contributed to it becoming a tech hub for life sciences, health, fintech, enterprise software and the travel/tourism industries.
Our Top Five Innovative Technologies
So, we know that the environment is perfect for incredible technology to be developed, it’s happened before and it’s going to keep happening. Butwhat emerging technologies coming out of the city are we buzzing about right now?
There’s so much to be excited about in Amsterdam right now. Whether you’re a developer, a marketeer or an infrastructure specialist these booming businesses are creating whole hosts of opportunities. We work with a vast network of talent across Amsterdam connecting them with their next challenge on a daily basis. If you’re looking for your newest team member, or personally seeking a new challenge in the Venice of Northern Europe then reach out to one of the team for our advice.