Why startups and scale-ups choose the Netherlands
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Geert-Jan Bruinsma, founder Booking.com
Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber
Pieter van der Does, founder Ayden
George Blankenship, former president, Tesla
Nalden, co-founder Wetransfer
Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber
Reed Hastings, CEO Netflix
Jitse Groen, founder, Takeaway.com
Biotech is booming in the Netherlands. And the sector delivers on its promise: a constantly growing number of products & technologies are finding their way to consumers & clients all around the globe. The Dutch Biotech industry welcomes life sciences companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals. All programs and more information at HollandBIO.nl
Home to companies like Boeing, Bombardier and Schiphol Airport (the second best-connected airport on earth), the Dutch aviation industry owes its leading position in the market to the continuous development in Science & Technology. This development is due to a strong ecosystem that incorporates education, research institutes and supporting facilities for prototyping and testing. In addition, start-ups in the aviation industry play an increasing role in the ground-breaking innovations within the sector.
The Dutch high tech industry is one of the most innovative in the world. Fueled by world-class open innovation R&D, the industry today consists of more than 1,700 firms involved in materials-related research and development in the Netherlands, from startups to noted multinationals like Boeing, Philips and ASML. This open approach to research and innovation, combined with an excellent business infrastructure and a highly-educated, dynamic workforce makes the Netherlands an ideal location for high tech business expansion and acceleration.
Tthe Netherlands boasts one of the most concentrated life sciences regions in the world. Some €2 billion is invested in R&D in this industry annually, coming from both private firms and public initiatives. Holland’s high-quality infrastructure for clinical research, competitive tax support measures, pro-business climate and strategic location provide life sciences companies a springboard to the European market and an excellent environment for business expansion and acceleration.
There’s some really exciting things happening in the cleantech sector in The Netherlands. Thanks to numerous research centres, accelerator programmes, and other initiatives (such as Climate-KIC, Rockstart, Dutch CleanTech Challenge, Yes!Delft incubator), cleantech entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to test their ideas, raise capital and receive expert mentoring and support.
The Dutch FinTech industry is particularly well-developed in payments, e-commerce and trading. In addition, the Netherlands boasts the fewest cash payments and a 63% mobile-banking penetration, which is the highest in Europe. With a constantly growing tech sector, massive financial sector and thriving startup scene, it’s really no surprise that the Dutch FinTech sector is such a force to be reckoned with.
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An abundance of lead partners, a diverse palette of launching customers and early adopters. Our connected, open minded society has always been a natural test-bed for inventions. If you succeed in the Netherlands, chances are you’ll conquer the planet next!