- You: An entrepreneur from the Hague region who wants to tap into foreign markets. It does not matter whether you have much or little entrepreneurial experience and whether you manage a startup, scale-up or established SME.
- We: The platform that has helped more than 60 companies from The Hague since 2018 successfully expand abroad.
- You and us together: A cross-border match for your business.
A cross-border network with a focus on The Hague region
IMEC is a network for and by entrepreneurs from The Hague with international ambitions. We connect knowledge to opportunities and connect companies from different industries with each other. By learning from each other’s experiences, we are positioning our region on the international map. We do this through real stories from entrepreneurs like you, with practical information on doing business abroad and an exclusive guidance programme to access the international market. Another important feature: we offer informative and inspiring events to network and to connect.
The IMEC programme: tailor-made guidance to access international markets
The IMEC programme was set up in 2018 by InnovationQuarter and The Hague Business Agency to guide entrepreneurs from The Hague and its surroundings to the German market. We currently help entrepreneurs expand to the United Kingdom, Belgium and Denmark. More than 60 companies from the Hague region have successfully taken the step abroad thanks to the IMEC programme. Are you wondering whether your startup, scale-up or SME company is ready? Read more about this free (!) business boot camp.
Real stories from entrepreneurs
If your goal is to become successful abroad, you will face many challenges. Read here the honest stories of the entrepreneurs from The Hague who preceded you. What did they encounter, how did they resolve it, and what can you learn from their experiences? View the most recent stories below or go to all stories here.
Alumni network: together you get farther
The IMEC programme’s alumni have not only achieved international success, but they also built up a lot of relevant knowledge and contacts. This has created a valuable community in which entrepreneurs exchange knowledge and help each other. Read more about the alumni network and alumni events.
Practical information about International Business
IMEC brings international expertise and industry knowledge together in a cross-border network for and by entrepreneurs from The Hague region. We could not do this without our 13 partners: together they form the backbone of The Hague ecosystem. They communicate the IMEC activities within their own network, open doors for our alumni and assist with industry-specific issues. Read more about our partners.