Meet The Companies Maryland Sent To Dutch And South African Trade Expos

A dozen tech and tech-adjacent companies, representing industries as varied as blue tech and medical device manufacturing, were recently recognized by the State of Maryland’s Department of Commerce with participation in delegations heading to major economic centers and expos in the Netherlands and South Africa this week.

The first of these trade shows is European Water Technology Week (EWTW), which started on Monday in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. Per its name, EWTW is geared toward blue tech (water-economy related tech) and sustainability innovation. Andrew Kreinik, the senior regional manager for Europe at the Department of Commerce’s Office of International Trade and Investment, described the delegation in a prior guest post as a “great chance” to both participate in the constituent Water Tech Europe Trade Expo and “network with European companies, researchers and scientists” working on environmental sustainability solutions.