Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opens Elsevier’s TechHub


Amsterdam, February 6, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today opened a new TechHub at the Amsterdam global headquarters of information analytics business Elsevier, a subsidiary of RELX Group. The TechHub will enable world-class talent to combine large data sets with global technology platforms and advanced analytics to create digital tools that help researchers and health workers make better decisions. The Prime Minister’s visit was part of his tour today of several prominent and innovative international technology companies and start-ups operating in the Amsterdam region.

Image of Dutch PM, Mark Rutte, opening Elsevier's TechHub with Ron Mobed, Elsevier CEO
Dutch Prime Minister Rutte opens TechHub at Elsevier’s headquarters in Amsterdam (Photo by Todd Fredericks)

The Prime Minister today thanked Elsevier CEO Ron Mobed for hosting this special visit. Mr. Rutte said: “It is all very impressive to learn more about RELX’s and Elsevier’s dedication to using information and top-tier technology to add value to Dutch society. I see a parallel between Elsevier’s centuries’ old history and that of the Dutch republic, which came about in a spirit of liberty and the freedom to publish. That same spirit I witness here today. So I am proud to open Elsevier’s TechHub today.”

Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier, said the Dutch Prime Minister’s visit was a recognition of RELX’s and Elsevier’s continued dedication and contributions to Dutch technological innovation. “RELX Group proudly contributes to the Netherlands’ standing as a global leader in innovation by investing heavily in the Dutch knowledge economy,” Mr. Mobed said. “Elsevier, a Dutch company by origin, already has a strong presence here in the Netherlands. It is a natural extension of that presence to build out a pioneering technology hub at the same location.”

The TechHub is Elsevier’s center of excellence, where world-class talent will work on developing innovative technologies that will allow Elsevier to turn information into actionable knowledge for users in science, healthcare and government sectors. In 2018 the TechHub grew by over 50 people, with Elsevier targeting an additional 80 or more new hires into the organization in 2019. Elsevier is planning to have around 200 technologists based in the Amsterdam office by 2020, demonstrating the business’ commitment to attracting and retaining high-quality tech talent to the benefit of the Dutch knowledge economy.

During his visit, Mr. Rutte was given a tour of cutting-edge technology demonstrations from RELX Group businesses including Elsevier, ThreatMetrix, Accuity and LexisNexis.

Presentations covered how artificial intelligence is used to integrate evidence-based content into the healthcare process and help improve patient outcomes; how to support Dutch universities with information systems in research; how digital fraud can be combatted; how to support trade officers make decisions about potential harmful, dual-use goods; and how government officials can stay up-to-date on news about relevant topics. Each demonstration showed the company’s commitment to serving professionals in the Netherlands by helping scientists, doctors, universities and financial institutions thrive in an ever-changing, data and technology-driven work environment.

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About RELX Group
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs about 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £33bn, €38bn, $44bn. www.relx.com

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support and professional education, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 38,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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