CIC Rotterdam opened its doors in September 2016 as CIC's first international location. Acting as a gateway to Europe, CIC Rotterdam expands the existing community of entrepreneurs, investors and established businesses. Located on the 4th floor of the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw in the heart of Rotterdam and next to Rotterdam Central Station.

In line with the high standards that CIC maintains, the Rotterdam location provides premium flexible offices, co-working, event space and amenities. Whether you’re a one person team or a fast-growing 20+ person company, the CIC Rotterdam innovation community will provide you with the best environment from which you can focus on improving the world.

Read more about how we build communities in our Impact Report of 2018.

SPaces and pricing

CIC Rotterdam offers flexible coworking desks, dedicated desks in a shared office and private offices from 1 to 20+ person capacity. Each of these workspaces are rented out on 30 day lease terms, even our private offices! CIC Rotterdam is conveniently located next to Rotterdam’s Central Train station, 20 minutes from Schiphol and only a few hours away from Europe’s major business hubs. Besides that, all of our workspaces come with unmetered access to all facilities such as 35 meeting rooms, fully stocked kitchens, community events and blazing fast internet.

To learn more about the benefits of starting your journey at CIC Rotterdam, our workspaces and pricing, please visit.


CIC Rotterdam is extremely proud to share and celebrate the community, entrepreneurship and innovation we see continuing to grow within Rotterdam. Our biggest takeaway is the collective question we are asking is shifting from ‘‘How do we build an innovation ecosystem in Rotterdam?’’ to ‘‘How do we continue to grow what we have built?’’ Fortunately we get to see this growth physically - CIC Rotterdam just opened its next 2000m2 in March 2019 on the third floor of the Groothandelsgebouw.

We cannot wait to welcome more entrepreneurs and business in to the community!

In the second full year of the Cambridge Innovation Center’s first international location, we expanded from 4.000m2 to over 8.000m2 on the fourth floor of the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam Central District. We grew from 150 startups, innovative companies, and investors at the beginning of 2018 to now over 220. To date, CIC has been home to more than 380 businesses.

Find more information on our impact and community in our Impact Report of 2018.

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Illustrations by Elzeline Kooy

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Building Innovation

In March 2019, CIC Rotterdam opened another 2.000m2 of space for startups, investors, and innovative businesses, on the third floor of the Groot Handelsgebouw. In the first part of a three-part video series, we chat about how and why we design the spaces we do.

Let’s meet!

Can’t wait to see our offices? Please leave your details below to schedule a free tour of CIC Rotterdam in the Groot Handelsgebouw located in the heart of Rotterdam. Our offices are based in a convenient location, next to Rotterdam Central Station.


The Venture Café Foundation The Netherlands is CIC's non-profit sister organisation. Its mission is to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, connecting innovators to make things happen. Every Thursday, innovators gather at Venture Café Rotterdam's Thursday Gatherings to make impactful connections.

The Hogeschool Rotterdam (Rotterdam University of applied sciences) is home to approximately 36.000 students. Since 2016 the Incubator Academy has been created for students to start and/or grow their own business and get a degree in the same time. Regularly these student-entrepreneurs can be found in the co-working-space at CIC.

The three pillars of HortiHeroes (Arena, Academy, Startup) connect the food & flower industry with startups, talent, corporates, students and young professionals from different sectors. HortiHeroes lays a foundation for innovation through facilitating connections, and offering space to talented intrapreneurs, and cooperations aiming to solve challenges.

The Do Good Only Company’s most important mission is the SkillsUP Lab program. They believe in opening doors by teaching practical data science and data analysis skills to a diverse group of professionals. Their cohorts come from all backgrounds, united by their determination to broaden their future employment prospects.

Rotterdam Partners is dedicated to move the city forward, with a focus on Rotterdam’s image and promote the Rotterdam region nationally and internationally. They open Rotterdam’s doors to future visitors, companies, residents and students and show them around our city.

She Matters is a social enterprise recruitment agency with a mission to empower female newcomers to enter the labour market. Through their gender-specific programming, She Matters offers the support they need to build their social and economic capital, boost their self-confidence and become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities.


CIC Rotterdam is located on the 4th floor of the Groot Handelsgebouw, next to Central Station.

Our address is:

CIC Rotterdam
Stationsplein 45, 4th floor
3013 AK Rotterdam

The Netherlands

Call us on: +31 (0) 10 808 00 13

By Metro, tram, bus
Or take the metro, tram or bus to Central Station.

There is parking in the garage under the building.


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