To remain at the top of the league globally, it is important for industries to innovate. Adaptability is key in order to stay ahead and continue to be competitive and this is particularly the case in the technical sector in the Netherlands. Judith vermeulen, from the Dutch company vekon, knows the technical industry inside out and is eager to highlight some of the crucial areas for innovation that can help the sector to excel. So far, productivity, success and economic growth have characterised the industry, but she also points at challenges lying ahead.