The city of Enschede has collaborations with its sister cities Palo Alto in Silicon Valley, California and Chinese city of Dalian. Both cities are located in innovative regions. Local businesses, researchers and students try to expand their horizons by using the sister city network for international co-operation.
Palo Alto (population: 58,598) lies on the southern end of the San Fransisco Bay in California. It is the heart of Silicon Valley, where you will find major offices of high-tech business as Google, Apple and Cisco.
Joint activities with Palo Alto
Enschede and Palo Alto have agreed to collaborate in the form of Economic Alliance. In the context of this partnership, they share knowledge and best practices about new technology. Also, they focus on helping startups and growing businesses.
Dalian grew to be the city it is today through a turbulent history. It is the home base of numeral international high-tech companies and is host country of the World Economic Forum, Summer Davos.
Joint activities with Dalian
China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The co-operation with Dalian enables entrepreneurs in Enschede and Twente to explore countless possibilities. It also brings knowledge about Chinese markets to Twente.
For example, businesses in Enschede and Twente have met with Chinese companies in the High Tech Zone, which resulted in new potential business partners. Additionally, Enschede and Dalian have specific plans for exchanging know-how and expertise in eduction, health and culture.