Innovation at Organizations in The Netherlands

What is happening in your country today concerning Enterprise Architecture?

About The Netherlands

The Netherlands is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country, lying mainly in Western Europe, but also including three islands in the Caribbean.

The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined. - Source Wikipedia

Capital: Amsterdam

Languages: Dutch, Fries, English

Currencies: Euro, US Dollar

Population: 17 million

Organizations: > 860.000 (2010 /

Digital Infrastructure: High Quality

Sports: Soccer, Ice Skating

Anthem: Wilhelmus


Top Sections

What are the top sections for innovation in the country?

  • Agriculture & Food
  • The Chemical Industry
  • The Creative Industry
  • The Energy Sector
  • High Tech Systems and Materials
  • Life Sciences & Health
  • Logistics
  • The Horticulteral and Starting Materials sector
  • Water

Innovation Policies

What documents and whitepapers are there about innovation for organizations in the country?

  • Dutch Government Innovation Policy - (Smart Industry)
  • Digital Agenda of Europe -

Reference Architectures

What are the main reference architectures in the country?

  • NORA
  • VERA
  • CORA
  • ROSA
  • IZI Hospital

Methods and Standards

What are the main method and standards used for approaches like EA, BPM, Auditing and Project Management in the country?

  • ISO42010 / IEEE 1471
  • ArchiMate
  • BPMN
  • Dragon1
  • ISO 20000
  • ITIL
  • Cobit
  • BiSL
  • MSP - Managing Successful Programs
  • Gateway Review
  • ISO 21500 - Project Management
  • ISO 27000 - Information Security
  • Prince2

Concepts and Principles

Concepts and Principles organizations are investing in:

  • Workplace 2.0
  • Cloud Computing
  • eHealth
  • eGovernment
  • Digital Teaching Materials / eLearning / eBooks
  • Webshops
  • On Demand Business Concepts
  • eFulfilment

Institutes, Groups & Main Events

What are the main institutes on innovation of organizations in the country?

  • Smart Industry
  • Nederland ICT
  • MKB Nederland
  • KING Gemeenten (a governmental municipality services organization)
  • GIA
  • NAF
  • 'Landelijk Architectuur Congres' (LAC) - Dutch National Architecture Conference

Inventions and Innovations

Who are the inventors and what are the innovations in this country?

  • Daan Roosegaarde - Smart Highway, Intimacy 2.0 - Sustainable illumination of highways and transparent clothing
  • Dikes
  • Public Transport Chip Card

Links and Resources

What are the websites on innovation of organizations in the country?


News and Developments

  • April 2014 - IT-Project report of Parliamentary committee investigating the quality of failing IT Projects at Dutch Government - Dutch: