ADS Gold Partner Elsevier is Rapidly Expanding in Amsterdam

Relx fears Brexit & expands in Amsterdam. In the coming two to three years Elsevier expects to accept some 200 data and machine learning specialists in Amsterdam.

Elsevier, the Relx division that provides scientists and medical professionals with information, is rapidly expanding the number of employees with a technology background in Amsterdam. And this is partly due to Brexit, according to Alexander van Boetzelaer, executive vice-president of Elsevier.

At the head office of Relx (formerly Reed Elsevier) at Amsterdam Sloterdijk, the group is building a second technology cluster, in addition to that in London. According to Van Boetzelaer, ‘…we want a strong technology cluster in Amsterdam with a view to Brexit, in addition to the cluster that we already have in London. ‘

In the coming two to three years Elsevier expects to accept some 200 data and machine learning specialists in Amsterdam.  At the Amsterdam Sloterdijk station office, there are already around 1000 employees still, but this will soon become many more.

Elsevier is best known for his scientific publications, with titles such as Cell and The Lancet. But the scientific publishing house is developing into a big data specialist, which tries to enrich the large amount of scientific information that it possesses with new technologies. Since the acquisition of the English company Mendeley in 2013, Elsevier also has its own social network for scientists who can, for example, share their research data.

Searching for an answer to the question: what do we not know yet?
The company positions itself in the Amsterdam labour market in various ways to attract tech expertise. Two years ago, for example, Elsevier announced a partnership with Amsterdam Data Science, a platform of 600 scientists and other stakeholders from the two universities in Amsterdam, the HvA and CWI. 

Read the full article (in Dutch) in Het Financieele Dagblad HERE

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