Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region

The Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region is situated at the heart of a vast metropolitan area in eastern Netherlands. The region is flanked by the Randstad conglomeration in the west, the Flemish Diamond to the south and the Ruhr to the east. The region has a total population of more than 750.000 inhabitants and is combining its metropolitan, economic power, with sustainable and circular practices.

The EU office in Brussels has a brokerage role between the region and Brussels/Europe. In order to effectively promote the Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region and find partners for European projects, we focus our work on the following themes:

Health & High Tech: The Health & High Tech cluster consists of a strong combination of Medicine and Medical Technology. With 50,000 direct jobs, the industry is the largest in the Arnhem Nijmegen region and is thereby an essential link in the regional, knowledge economy.  The application of medical knowledge and technology (including Microelectronic Semiconcluster) has arisen from strong foundations in the field of nutrition (Food Valley) and sport and movement (St. Maartens Revalidation Clinic & NOC-NSF Papendal).

Smart Energy: The Energy and Environmental Technology cluster is continually building on the traditionally strong position held by Arnhem in the field of electricity. KEMA, the network companies TenneT and Alliander and the trolleybus have carried this profile through history. The Arnhem Nijmegen City Region excels in sustainable mobility/clean propulsion technology (hydrogen, electrical), smart grids and energy (storage) technologies.

Sustainable Mobility: The Arnhem Nijmegen region is a hotspot for logistics and sustainable mobility solutions. The region is perfectly situated on two European corridors, between the European hinterland and the Netherland’s two most important ports: Schiphol and the Rotterdam harbour. The region is increasingly developing activities and innovations in the field of (sustainable) e-mobility. Moreover, cycling is one of the region's policy priorities. Because of its innovative solutions, the region has hosted the Velo-city Conference. Moreover, the city of Nijmegen has been European Green Capital Award 2018.

Circular: The Green Metropolitan Region Arnhem-Nijmegen excels in circular business models, climate adaptation and nature-based solutions, for instance in circular construction. The region is positioning itself as a living lab of the future-proof, circular economy. This enables businesses, government bodies, educational institutes, banks and residents to find each other quickly, share knowledge and learn from each other.

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  • Regional Address

    Nijverheidsweg 2a
    6662 NG Elst

Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region

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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Laying the tracks: Connecting regional, national and international hubs through rail

European regions convened at the EU Regions Week to discuss how rail travel can continue to propel the shift to sustainable mobility, revealing ambitions which were embraced by EU representatives.

  • By Hilary Webb

Arnhem - Nijmegen region launches

The Arnhem - Nijmegen region, an ERRIN member, has this week launched a new public portal aimed at welcoming and assisting new residents, workers and students to the region. The Life Net provides newcomers to the area with basic information about the area, its companies, knowledge institutes and organisations.

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H2Nodes Final Event: Evolution of a European Hydrogen Refueling Station Network on the North Sea-Baltic Corridor

During the webinar, project partners will present an overview of the entire H2Nodes project, summarizing the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor, as well as project's achievements, conclusions and lessons learnt for the future of hydrogen transport.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Regions & urban nodes contributing to the European Year of Rail

ERRIN's Transport Working Group is organising a workshop for the European Week of Regions and Cities on the role of regions and urban nodes in the European Year of Rail.

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H2Nodes webinar

Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands and Rīgas Satiksme are delighted to invite you to this webinar: H2Nodes Webinar, 29th of April 2021 (12:30-14:00 CET). Plans for expansion for more Hydrogen Refuelling Stations along the TEN-T North Sea Baltic Corridor Key progress and lessons learnt across H2Nodes sites will be presented, along with findings of key project reports on the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea Baltic Corridor, and conclusions for policy makers. Further presentations and discussions will be held to assess plans for hydrogen deployment at nodes along the Corridor, key considerations for future development and opportunities for collaboration. Registration: The workshop will take place via video conference, with dial in details to be shared in advance.