Meet Nelen & Schuurmans

About the company

Utrecht-based innovative company Nelen & Schuurmans uses high-tech data systems to address water management issues. Its models predict which houses, streets or neighbourhoods will be most affected by flooding. Twenty years ago, when founded, the company dreamed of having its own software. The dream became a reality, which has grown to international proportions.

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UR expanding opportunities: Taiwan

Nelen & Schuurmans has participated in several Dutch trade missions to Taiwan, organised by the Trade Team and the Invest Team of Utrecht Region. As a country that regularly deals with typhoons and associated floods, Taiwan is particularly interested in the company’s software. “In Taiwan, many people are involved in ‘smart city’ solutions,” says Fons Nelen, one of the company’s founders and managing director. “There is great confidence in technology and a good deal of money is spent on flood control. This is an ideal challenge for us: to see if we can come up with local solutions.”

High government officials helped Nelen & Schuurmans get introduced to potential partners and clients. In March 2019 these team efforts resulted in a collaboration with Asia Pacific Telecom to co-create innovative solutions against floods in Taiwan.