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Drecht Cities Young Professionals – DCYP for short – is a program initiated by the Economic Development Board and regional companies. The goal is to attract and maintain young capital for the Drecht Cities region, by connecting over 4.000 young professionals.

We are YP


A dedicated team of young professionals from different firms, government and education organizes a yearly program full of challenges, events and ambassadors. Join our ranks and sign up for the next challenge!

Challenges and Events

Young talent provide innovative solutions for challenges within eight working days. The team is guided by a business owner and a project coach. Some examples:


Stroomlijn challenge

What is the potential of the Wijkhoppers? Which other groups of people can use these sustainable vehicles in the future? The challenge was about finding a solution for the optimal use of the Wijkhoppers. The key to the solution is to provide customized services for each target group.


Aquaculture 2050

Subject of this challenge was circular offshore fish farming. The team focused on the energy use of the Aquabarge and designed a model with which Heerema can calculate the best location for this barge.


Stretching the Future

The current stretch forming facility of GKN Fokker in Papendrecht is reaching its limits. An ambitious team of eleven young professionals joined forces to make a design for the stretch forming facility in Virtual Reality.


Clean Rib Challenge

Young professionals from Veth Propulsion, Iv-Groep, Oceanco, Koedood and TU Delft participated in the Clean Rib challenge by TeamNL Sailing. The result? A sustainable design for a hydrogen-powered coaching boat for top-level international sailing (and other markets).


Drecht Cities Experience 2019

We challenged our CEO's to answer all of our questions, visited the Royal IHC yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel and we finished the day at the rooftop of the Bolidt Innovation Center.


Cyber Day

Cyber Day was a one day challenge at the Sustainability Factory in Dordrecht. 30 Young Professionals came together to learn about the subject from professionals and victims, and to brainstorm about solutions.


Our ambassadors tell the story of our innovative region and share the pride of our unique cooperation to attract and maintain young talent. Would you like to invite one of them for a presentation or talk? Contact us for more information. Picture © Julia Pelealu.

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Would you like to know more about the region and our Young Professionals program? Contact us via:

+31 78 303 20 32

Join the program

Are you a Young Professional and do you want to meet other challengers and unique companies in the region? Or are you an employer and would you like to give your employees access to our challenges and network? Join us!


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