Jan Willem Overwater

The intention was to support the Dutch Technology Week for just one year. But now, after five years, ING is still one of the partners of DTW. “Right from the beginning for us it was about the importance of the Brainport network”, says ING’s Jan Willem Overwater. “We already had a long lasting connection with the city, so when Frits van Hout came along with a request for support for his plan to interest young people in technology, we knew what to do.”

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