Dutch province of Noord-Brabant is like many other turning into a transformative society. A society moving from one kind of paradigm to another. That poses some challenges, like how to involve end users in policy development, how to handle friction costs and how to do crossover industries.

So in the three-day visit the stakeholders got to reflect over the relationship between humans and robots at the Robot Love Embassy, had lunch at a social business with a combination of organic farming, a restaurant and catering service and health care, debated dutch policy at Verspillingsfabriek, an enterprise combining the challenges on food waste, health and people with poor job prospects and much more.