New partnership between Soft Landing The Hague and FindBrazil

During a signing ceremony at fast growing Tech community The Hague Tech on November 23rd, the founding members of the program ‘Softlanding The Hague’ officially welcomed economic trade representatives from the Brazilian Embassy in The Hague and the representative of to partner in this program. By doing so, the members declared their intention to explore collaborative opportunities for Brazilian start-ups that want to access the European market via the Netherlands and for Dutch startups and scale-ups that want access to a home base for doing business in Brazil.

Cybersprint raises € 2M in Series A Funding to further fuel its rapid growth

Dutch cyber security company Cybersprint has raised € 2M in a Series A Funding round. The financing is provided by lead-investor Vortex Capital Partners, returning investor InnovationQuarter, and KPN Ventures. Cybersprint will invest the funds to keep developing its product portfolio and team, and continue its expansion throughout Europe.

South African student housing developer CampusKey chooses Leiden for new European headquarters

CampusKey, the South African developer of student housing complexes, focuses on expanding their successful housing formula to Europe. With approximately 4000 universities & higher educational institutes and a growing number of international students throughout Europe, the market outlook looks highly promising. The office is set up at PLNT, the incubator for start-ups in Leiden, where CampusKey will be close to innovations that can potentially be included in their student housing concepts. From here, they shall also act as a bridge to the start-up community located in their facilities in South Africa.

New Airbus Netherlands facility for production of space technology officially opened by Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

On November 8th Dutch Prime Minister Rutte officially opened the new production facility of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands in Oegstgeest. In the 5,000 sqm smart factory, which is equipped with industry 4.0 capabilities, the Leiden-based site of Airbus develops, builds, tests and qualifies the engine frames for the lower and upper propulsion module of the Ariane 6. “The new production facility of Airbus is relevant, not only for the development of space, but also for employment and innovation in the Netherlands,” Prime Minister Rutte emphasised in his speech during the celebratory opening event.

Johnson & Johnson unveils new vaccines launch facility in Leiden

Leader in healthcare, Johnson & Johnson opens new facility in Leiden to support global health and the widespread rollout of novel vaccines.

InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs announce the “BOSteRDAM” Cleantech Link to provide startups access to new markets

Regional development agency InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, launched the “BOSteRDAM” cleantech link during a Netherlands offshore wind delegation visit to Greentown Labs on October 18. BOSteRDAM is a two-week market expansion program which facilitates a soft-landing location for Dutch entrepreneurs with an interest in the Greater Boston Area, and for American cleantech entrepreneurs with the ambition to do business in the Netherlands.

International business community of West-Holland came together during annual LINQ event

“I was very keen to explore the West Holland region and meet potential customers,” says Stephan Steynfaardt from the South-African company WeAreMonsters. “That’s why I came to LINQ tonight.” Every year InnovationQuarter organizes networking event LINQ for the West Holland international business community. This year over 90 international relations came to former blanket factory Scheltema in Leiden to hear the deputy mayor talk about the rich innovative history of Leiden and to see eight West Holland cutting-edge innovations with their own eyes. And of course: to LINQ with likeminded entrepreneurs.

Successful vers+ customised dinner inspires business opportunities in personalised food and health

vers+ was officially launched during a customised dinner at Koppert Cress in Monster on Tuesday, 9 October. Around 100 guests were served dishes tailored to their personal metabolic needs. vers+ is seeking out business opportunities in the field of personalised food and health based on nutrients naturally found in vegetables. Koppert Cress and Best Fresh Group are partners of vers+, which is supported by InnovationQuarter and the Municipality of Westland.

Delft hosted 37 European aerospace organizations during the EACP Annual General Assembly

By invitation of the City of Delft, NAG and InnovationQuarter, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), a network of European aerospace clusters, held its’ annual General Assembly from September 10 to 12 in Delft.

Space Campus Noordwijk launched during IAC Bremen last week

During the International Astronautical Conference (IAC) which was held in Bremen last week, some 16 Dutch space companies and organisations presented themselves in the NL Space booth. Newcomer was Space Campus Noordwijk, launched and presented by the municipality of Noordwijk and the Province of Zuid-Holland.

Dutch Companies and Knowledge Institutions form Collaboration to Expand into India

On 4 October 2018, a consortium of Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO) signed a collaboration agreement ‘Partners for International Business’ (PIB). The agreement can lead to great opportunities for Dutch businesses in the Indian market.

Access to Capital Event Leads to Exciting Opportunities

On 4 October, during Cyber Security Week 2018 the fifth edition of the Access to Capital event took place at the Fokker Terminal In The Hague. Entrepreneurs from the Cybersecurity sector had the possibility to meet eachother and discuss business plans. Furthermore, a pitching contest was organised where speaker Hans Henseler spoke about security in his keynote: "From a more secure society to seeking justice and protecting the innocent". In addition, the announcement of a new Dutch tech Fund took place.