Engineers put maximum efforts to improve the quality of life in our society with their invaluable knowledge and technological solutions. KIVI offers its member engineers: communities for professional fields of study, a platform for addressing societal challenges, the possibility to give direction to one’s career and a great social network. All engineering disciplines are represented within KIVI. We organize a large number of activities throughout the year and provide professional services to our members. Of course we also focus on engineers from abroad who work or study in the Netherlands. In our international community we highlight activities and topics which are of special interest for expats.


KIVI International Engineers

KIVI International Engineers is the section established to cater both international engineers living or working in the Netherlands and Dutch engineers with an international mindset interested in engineering in developing and developed countries. KIVI International Engineers is a platform to discuss technical and societal topics, to inspire each other and to socialize with likeminded people.

You can join the section as member by signing up with KIVI. Are you already a member of KIVI? Just add the section to your profile by logging on to the KIVI website.

Section KIVI International Engineers & activities in English All English KIVI events
Cable offshore

Activity in the spotlight: Workshop "Fast Track To Subsea Success"

Royal IHC’s Hi-Traq features a unique self-levelling suspension system for the installation and burial of power cables. The award-winning Hi-Traq has been specifically designed to address the issues encountered on previous offshore cable lay projects where varying soil conditions have led to project delays. Hi-Traq features multiple tooling options that facilitate both jetting and mechanical cutting operations.

When: 18 January
Where: Rotterdam or The Hague
Costs: free of charge

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Lecture room

KIVI Chairs

The intent of a KIVI Chair is to connect cutting edge research with knowledge developed in innovative companies and to establish an in-depth connection between professional engineers at a large variety of enterprises and engineers and researchers at the different universities. Currently there are three KIVI Chairs: Big Data Science, Architecture in Health and Dynamics Based Maintenance.

  • Contribute to the research by sharing your work experiences
Click here for more information
Damen Shipyards

Activity in the spotlight: "Comfort on the Rocks"

For those who dream of discovering the world beyond limits, DAMEN has launched the world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts called the SeaXplorer range with true global capability – from extreme polar to remote tropical areas.

When: 11 January
Where: Delft
Admissions: free of charge

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2nd Friday & Innovation Drinks

  • Are you a young engineer or a technical student (shortly before graduation)?
  • Are you interested in engineering & innovation?
  • Fancy a drink after a week of hard work while meeting new people?

Then visit our 2nd Friday meetings in Eindhoven and Delft or the Innovation Drinks in Twente; a relaxed afternoon drink, with an inspirational and interactive presentation or workshop.
You can expect speakers from companies or with an academic background. Subjects range from building a sustainable village to career planning and from fashion tech to getting started in business. It’s all about having fun, connecting with your peers and gaining new insights and experiences.

Check out what activities are being organized and register online.
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