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November 30, 2023 - December 12, 2023

COP28 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The Invest in Holland team will be at COP28 together with a representation of the Dutch government to showcase developments and innovation opportunities in the climate transition.

COP28 will be a milestone moment for global climate action. The two-week thematic program is geared towards responding to the Global Stocktake and closing the gaps to 2030. The program reflects the sectors and topics raised by stakeholders during consultations, including new actions areas like health, trade, relief, recovery, and peace. The thematic days programming also incorporates four cross-cutting themes that underpin effective, interconnected delivery: Technology & Innovation, Inclusion, Frontline Communities and Finance.

Solving global challenges together

Do you want to learn more about how the Netherlands is innovating for a sustainable future? And which opportunities we have for international business to join us in co-creating solutions for global challenges?

Meet the Invest in Holland team at the Netherlands lounge at the BeNeLux European Investment Bank pavilion at COP28. For more information, contact the UAE Invest in Holland team.

5 December: Scaling up Clean Hydrogen

Setting up a Green Hydrogen economy requires an innovative climate to develop, t0 implement new technologies and to ensure these can be applied at scale. The Netherlands is a creating ground for hydrogen related companies, and stimulates cooperation with the Middle East. Learn how to find future production locations for low cost Green Hydrogen in order to pilot and scale-up the new technologies whilst also enabling a more balanced energy system.

Join us in the Green Zone at the Technology and Innovation Hub on 5 December between 12:50 – 13:40 pm. and explore business opportunities in hydrogen together with the Dutch Embassy and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.

9 December: Get in the Ring

From the water-rich landscapes of the Netherlands to the global waterscapes of the Global South, ‘Get In The Ring: COP28’ strives to find the most promising solutions that will transform the way we interact with water. During this exclusive session, the Unknown Group in collaboration with the Embassy and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE will provide a unique platform for the world’s leading impact startups and innovations in the realm of water.

The most promising four startups will earn the opportunity to step into the Ring at COP28. In this thrilling pitch battle, they’ll be facing off against one another, showcasing their innovations to a global audience, battling to battling to safeguard this vital resource. This is an exceptional chance to collaborate, connect, and ignite the future of water innovation on a global scale.

On Saturday, Dec 9th, Get in the Ring hosts two impact battles at the Slovenian Pavilion at Expo City in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Join the Unknown Group and the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Get In The Ring: COP28 and be part of the future, where innovation meets opportunity, and challenges are met with excitement and determination.

About Get in the Ring:

In 2012, Unknown Group launched Get in the Ring, the most global startup competition powered by a network of 300+ partners in 110 countries, where they actively engage in innovation ecosystems. Innovation can come from everywhere. That is why we believe it is important to have a global presence, so we can engage with entrepreneurs around the world. We have representatives in 8 different countries and organize 150+ events every year through which we engage with thousands of startups in global startup ecosystems.


November 30, 2023
December 12, 2023
United Nations Climate Change Conference | Conference of Parties COP28 UAE


Expo City Dubai
United Arab Emirates + Google Map

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