Digital knowledge development

SAM XL presses on with colleges and SME’s

Through this project, we are providing an approach to one of the most persistent impediments to the growth of the manufacturing industry in the Western Netherlands: the shortage of qualified personnel. Digitisation and automation offer solutions but there is a lack of personnel to realise and maintain these steps. That is partly because education can barely keep up with the rapid developments in technology and cannot afford to make the associated investments in robotics.  


This project will help achieve the following European objectives:

  • A smarter Europe by promoting an innovative and smart economic transformation.
  • A greener, low-carbon Europe.
  • Bringing Europe closer to its citizens and promoting local initiatives.

SAM XL wants to use its knowledge of robotics and automation for education and SMEs. Lecturers and students will be trained in SME projects and this joint development will create a connection. As a result, students will be guaranteed a job and SMEs will be helped with digitisation in production chains and will also have trained personnel to achieve, maintain and continue digitisation and automation.


TU Delft, De Haagse Hogeschool, InHolland.


This project is being co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is made possible by provincie Zuid-Holland.

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Duration: February 2023 – February 2026