By @SimonCocking. The TEDxBinnenhof Dutch embassies around the world are spreading Ideas worth Spreading. This year the Embassy in Dublin will be hosting a special event in partnership with Irish Tech News. Register for your free tickets here. See more about the Dutch Embassy Dublin.


The current world problems are only solvable with innovative, ingenious ideas. The Dutch embassy in Dublin wants to bring Dutch and Irish ideas together. To listen to innovators, discuss their projects and let’s brainstorm together about solutions for the current challenges we stand for. The aim is to create a platform of inspiration for Dutch and Irish businesses, civil servants and (international) students.

Innovative ideas from Ireland and the Netherlands | Ingenious solutions to current challenges

is the theme of the TEDxBinnenhof 2016 viewing event. It is great to see Ireland and the Netherlands represented during the TEDxBinnenhof event in The Hague. We will livestream both talks and have a Q&A and discussion afterwards. The keynote speaker Jojanneke van den Bosch will present our event. She will be the icing on the cake when finishing the event with background information about TED talks and some tips about public speaking.


Because of the broadness of challenges today, the speakers have totally different backgrounds. Andrew Douglas, who runs an urban farm on Dublin’s rooftops and grows oyster mushrooms out of coffee grid, gives his solutions to current challenges as food security and urbanisation.

And totally different, is the Dutch curator Adriaan Waiboer of the National Gallery of Ireland.

All in all a highly interesting event where the speakers are not just senders with a platform of interaction and innovative thinking.

Programme viewing event 31 March:

13.00 – 13.15         Walk in

13.15 – 13.25         Warm welcome with coffee & tea

13.25 – 13.30         Word of welcome by Thom Klück, Deputy Head of Mission at The Netherlands Embassy (live on the spot)

13.30 – 13.40         Introduction of the speakers by Jojanneke van den Bosch (live on the spot)

13.40 – 13.50         TEDx talk by Nora Khaldi: Revolutionising health by providing unique access to natural peptides from food (livestream from The Hague)

13.50 – 14.00         Questions from the audience & additional comments by Simon Cocking (live on the spot)

14.05 – 14.15         Talk by Andrew Douglas, owner of Urban Farm, Dublin (live on the spot)

14.15 – 14.30         Questions from the audience & additional comments by Simon Cocking (live on the spot)

14.30 – 14.50         Break with coffee & tea

14.50 – 15.00         Talk by Adriaan Waiboer, curator National Gallery in Ireland (live on the spot)

15.00 – 15.15         Questions from the audience & additional comments by Simon Cocking (live on the spot)

15.20 – 15.30         TEDx talk by Jos Joore: Supermodels for supercures (livestream from The Hague)

15.30 – 15.40         Questions from the audience & additional comments by Simon Cocking (live on the spot)

15.40 – 16.00         Talk by Jojanneke van den Bosch

16.00                         Informal reception with drinks & snacks

We will invite business relations, relevant contacts from several governmental agencies, the Dutch community in Ireland and of course the next generation of innovative thinkers: (international) students from both universities in Dublin.

Our ambition is to create a platform where different types of organisations and different types of people brainstorm together. This event aims to be a platform for cooperation and inspiration, by highlighting the current world problems and the innovative solutions people create. We will give the floor to ideas worth spreading and discussing.

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

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