Building the future of Southern Holland

The Goals of Unlocked



Solve innovation challenges

By matching scalable solutions to innovation needs, we can create a bigger impact.


Form collaborations

By facilitating collaborations between small and large organizations, we create succesful matches.


Leverage the community

We bring the local innovation ecosystem together to achieve more

Rotterdam to become a fully circular city by 2050

Rotterdam, a city known for its dynamism, contemporary architecture and one of the largest ports in the world, has strong ambitions when it comes to the circular economy. The municipality wants circularity to be the city’s benchmark and to halve the use of fossil raw materials by 2030, and become a fully circular city by 2050.

Unleash opportunities of the region South Holland

This cannot be done alone. That’s why the Municipality of Rotterdam is looking to create a wide ecosystem of companies, corporations and knowledge institutes in the city to forge new alliances with each other and jointly start circular projects. For entrepreneurs and pioneering companies working on circular initiatives, Rotterdam is the perfect place to test and scale solutions through collaborations. 

Global innovators test and scale solutions

There are already many initiatives and hubs around circularity in Rotterdam, including incubators such as BlueCity, PlantOne and RDM. Now the challenge is to scale up these initial successes and make sure that circularity really does become the norm. A circular city can only be created through collaborations.