This year the NEDS is back and bigger than ever. There is a lot of enthusiasm from our exhibitors, visitors, and NIDV staff. Registration for our visitors will open again in September and we hope to see you in Rotterdam on 17 November 2022. Thales Netherlands is acting as sponsor and the theme this year is “Netherlands on the Radar”.


Thanks to the succes of previous years, the NEDS has grown enormously and the international character has also increased significantly, despite the difficulties caused by COVID-19.

The NIDV has therefore decided to book a second hall at Ahoy, Rotterdam for the NEDS this year. This offers many opportunities, more space for our guests and more room for new stands.

If you are interested in using this new space and having a stand at the NEDS, please contact us via

The NIDV Innovation Challenge has been separated from the NEDS and will now take place as a separate event on 18 May.

You can find more information on our NEDS website.

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