Tijdelijke vacature op het CGSF: Economisch Medewerker

Vacaturemelding (no translation of this vacancy announcement will be provided because the position has a Dutch language requirement):

Bij het Consulaat Generaal te San Francisco is een tijdelijke vacature ontstaan voor een Economische Medewerker. Deze functie is ingedeeld in loonschaal 7 (zie tevens bijgevoegd functieprofiel). De functie zal worden aangeboden op basis van een arbeidsovereenkomst voor een periode van 4-6 maanden, met een proeftijd van maximaal 2 maanden. Het betreft een tijdelijke bovenformatieve functie waarvan in beginsel geen verlenging mogelijk is.

Voor nadere informatie omtrent deze functie kan contact worden opgenomen met Mw. Djoeke Adimi-Koekkoek (tel: 415 291 2092). Schriftelijke sollicitaties (incl. CV) dienen te worden gericht aan:


Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco
T.a.v. Mw. Djoeke Adimi-Koekkoek (Waarnemend Consul-Generaal)
One Montgomery Street, Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Email: djoeke.adimi@minbuza.nl
Tel: 415 291 2092

Sluitingsdatum aanmeldingen: 9 maart 2016 10.00 AM PST (verkorte periode vanwege spoed).
Aanvaarding functie: zo spoedig mogelijk
Indicatie salaris (gebaseerd op loontabel San Francisco, schaal 7, loonnr. 0): $ 5781 BRUTO per maand


De functieomschrijving vind je hier


March 3rd, 2016 by

Dutch researchers participate and speak at SPIE Photonics West Conference

That it would promise to become an interesting couple of days became clear when seeing the large line-up for registration. From Saturday the 13th of February until the 18th the SPIE Photonics West Conference is taking place in San Francisco, California. Every year over 20,000 people attend SPIE Photonics West to see and learn about trends and breakthroughs in the field of photonics: light-based technologies.

The conference has special attention for biomedical optics, with many of the speakers presenting technologies that can improve biomedical research and healthcare. SPIE is the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, which is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. Attendees of the conference came from over 160 countries, among which also the Netherlands was represented.

PhotonicsNL is a group of Dutch experts in the area of photonics. The SPIE Conference is an interesting event for them, or anyone related to photonic technologies. Especially at this particular event, speakers present valuable in-depth study material. Material on the most state-of-the-art studies with new devices and new applications that everyone involved wants to keep up to date with.  Presentations, exhibits, poster sessions, workshops/courses and network events filled the conference program from 8am to 9pm daily. 

Lindi Barla is currently a trainee for Healthcare Innovation Transfer, located at the CG. She spoke about her own research at Photonics.

Lindi Barla is currently a trainee for Healthcare Innovation Transfer, located at the CG. She spoke about her own research for VUMC at Photonics.

Dutch research used in dozens of presentations

Attendees generally have tight schedules of the presentations they want to see and almost run from one room into another, whilst using time during the breaks to network and even discuss new partnerships. Over fifty presentations are held by or with support from organizations from the Netherlands, displaying the developments and projects going on in our country. Moreover, new partnerships arediscussed for Dutch organizations with relevant firms from the US.

Events such as the SPIE Photonics West offer great opportunities of knowledge exchange on technological developments, in which Holland cannot merely profit from the opportunity to put emphasis on Dutch technologies, but also by gaining a lot of knowledge from the information that is shared. This offers inspiration for new projects to take back home, or to perform in collaboration with international organizations.

We look forward to coming back next year to learn about, and purchase the latest devices, components, and systems that are enabling, and driving, today’s trends: medical technologies, the Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and more. Moreover, we especially look forward to discover the developments that were realized and accelerated thanks to this events like this, sharing knowledge and stimulating transparency, transdisciplinarity and collaborations worldwide.

February 15th, 2016 by

Women in Health Tech visit the Consulate General

Health Tech WomenThe Consulate General (CG) received a large group of women (and some men) last Tuesday who work in the health tech industry. The evening was organized by Healthtech Women, a nonprofit organization that empowers female leaders to educate the community in the US about technologies that impact the healthcare ecosystem. Overall theme of the evening was “What’s trending in Pharma?”

Speeches were held by Roger Royse, Jessica Grossman and Elizabeth Pattyn. Roger Royse spoke about the legal development of the health tech industry, with an example of the birth control patch.

Jessica Grossman is CEO of Medicines360, a nonprofit. Her speech was about contraception and the development of the LILETTA. In the United States, 50% of pregnancies are unintended. Medicines360 found a way to deliver cheaper IUD-implants to women, called LILETTA. With LILETTA, Medicines360 hopes to decrease the amount of unintended pregnancies in the US.

Last keynote speech of the evening was by Elizabeth Pattyn, Director of Life Sciences at Truveris. Truveris aims for price transparency in the drug industry. They developed the Truveris National Drug Index.

All 3 speakers also participated in a panel discussion, talking about how to break down the market barriers in pharma.

January 18th, 2016 by

Neelie Kroes visits CES in Las Vegas

Neelie KroesNeelie Kroes, Special Envoy for StartupDelta, is present at CES as a VIP-guest and gave a keynote speech on January 5th about the European vision on the development of an innovative climate. Examples of major achievements are the reformation of the telecom market and the continuous support of a favorable climate for startups in Europe.

Thursday Kroes took part in a panel discussion, called the Global Innovation SuperSession. For this session, senior government officials and market leaders in the tech-industry are gathered. This year’s subject is: Economic growth and prosperity are most vibrant where policies and political climates foster innovation and the entrepreneurial spirits.

PuiSan met Neelie









Pui San Tam, one of our Economic Officers, is currently networking at CES, with great success: she met Neelie Kroes!


January 7th, 2016 by

Climate Smart Agriculture Mission from California came to the Netherlands

A delegation from the Department of Food and Agriculture of California was in the Netherlands last week to learn from the Dutch about Climate Smart Agriculture, and to strengthen the collaboration between our country and California in addressing climate change in the agricultural sector. Experiences were exchanged, innovations were showcased and and a meaningful agreement was signed: according to the participators was a productive week and a very promising exchange for the future.

This mission was led by Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and throughout the week she wrote several insightful blogs about her experiences.


The CA delegation in The Hague.

The CA delegation in The Hague.

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December 11th, 2015 by

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