ir. drs. Richard Kokhuis is director Economic, Social & Educational affairs at the city of Enschede. His main assignment is to accelerate the economic development in Enschede and the region Twente. For that reason he has close cooperation with the regional trade and industry, the Chamber of Commerce, World trade Center Twente, East Netherlands Development Agency, Twente University and Saxion University of applied science and the Province of Overijssel. He is active in various projects and initiatives including the innovation agenda around the theme digital society and smart city