Foreign Direct Investment in 2017 accounted for more than 12,500 jobs in the Netherlands

Through foreign direct investment 357 foreign companies, including Netflix, Merck Performance Materials and Jellice, generated 12,686 additional jobs in the Netherlands last year contributing 1.67 billion euros to the Dutch economy. These impressive results are credited to the Invest in Holland collective, which consists of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, together with various regional partners.

Record number of foreign companies invest in The Hague

In 2017, 54 foreign companies opened an office or expanded their business in The Hague. This was accomplished with the assistance of The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter, the acquisition partners of the City of The Hague. These companies are expected to create 788 new jobs within three years and invest a total of 60 million euros in the city.

The Netherlands in Top 10 in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

The Netherlands ranked 9th internationally in attracting, developing and retaining talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018. The Dutch cities Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam ranked respectively 11th, 27th and 34th. The index is published by INSEAD, the Business School for the World, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications.

Forbes names the Netherlands No. 3 Best Country for Business

The Netherlands is the No. 3 Best Country for Business, says Forbes. The annual ranking placed the Netherlands above other European countries including Ireland, Germany and France. Rounding out the top five on the best countries list are the UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

Elion Group sets up innovation center for eco-entrepreneurs in West Holland

The China Elion Resources Group (Elion Group), a Chinese provider of integrated solutions for urban ecological residential environments, established its legal entity recently in Rotterdam. With this an important step towards the start of an innovation center for eco-entrepreneurs in West Holland is being set. The confirmation letter was signed today by Elion Group’s Chairman Mr. Wang Wenbiao in the presence of King’s Commissioner of the Province of Zuid-Holland, Mr. Jaap Smit and the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Wu Ken. Elion Group is one of China’s top 100 private enterprises that puts managing natural sources at the heart of its business model.

The Scale-up Dashboard 2017

The Scale-up Dashboard is an annual research that answers various questions surrounding the phenomenon of scale-ups. How many scale-ups does the Netherlands have and what is the impact of these fast-growing organisations in terms of job creation and the Dutch economy?

The Netherlands in Top 10 on IMD World Talent Ranking 2017

European economies are superior when it comes to attracting, developing and retaining top talent, according to a major new study by the World Competitiveness Center at IMD, the leading global business school. The Netherlands has improved its ranking by five notches to 6 globally in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent, while Switzerland topped this year’s ranking.

Greentown Labs and InnovationQuarter set up international collaboration for cleantech startups

During a visit to Boston to explore potential collaboration between Boston and the Netherlands last week, Emily Reichert (CEO of Greentown Labs) and Rinke Zonneveld (Executive director of InnovationQuarter) signed a MoU for a joint network expansion program

Startups Kozie, LABFRESH and Convious win Get in the Ring The Netherlands

On Thursday 16 November more than 250 innovative startups from all over the Netherlands came to Rotterdam to do business. Get in the Ring the Netherlands gives startups this day the opportunity to make deals with the more than 70 multinationals, NGOs and governmental organizations through 600 speed dates. It is also the chance to raise investments with the more than 100 investors present.

On the way to 3D flexible post processing

3D-printing is an impressive technology which could potentially revolutionize design, production and the supply of parts. However, after printing the object still needs post processing which is time consuming. Brought together by InnovationQuarter and with support of the EU Interreg 2Seas Programme, 7 parties teamed up in taking the challenge to research, develop and implement an efficient and fast post processing solution.

NLR opent kantoor op Space Business Park Noordwijk

NLR-Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum heeft een kantoor geopend op Space Business Park Noordwijk. De opening werd verricht door de burgemeester van Noordwijk, mevrouw Jon Hermans-Vloedbeld, en Mark van Venrooij, Directeur van de divisie Aerospace Systems van NLR. Met de nevenvestiging wil NLR zijn zichtbaarheid en activiteiten binnen het Zuid-Hollandse ruimtevaartcluster vergroten. Vanuit het nieuwe kantoor kan NLR de ruimtevaartbedrijven ter plekke beter ondersteunen en makkelijker toegang verschaffen tot haar kennis, expertise en faciliteiten op de locaties in Amsterdam, Marknesse en Schiphol.

Nuon Solar Team wins 14th Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team (TU Delft) has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. Nuna9 finished in Adelaide around 6.45, on the fifth day of the race. Their 3,00-km-long journey across the Australian Outback took them 4 days and about 6 hours. This is the Nuon Solar Team’s seventh championship title.

YES!Delft and ECE join forces

YES!Delft and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) join forces with their startup programmes, creating a bridge between business and technology focused startups.

West Holland’s international business community joined InnovationQuarter’s LINQ

In an intimate industrial setting over 80 guests were welcomed at LINQ, InnovationQuarter’s annual get-together for West Holland’s international business community. The joined interest in innovative technology and a cross-sectoral entrepreneurial spirit, that’s what linked us all. And meeting new business contacts for future co-operation opportunities was a big plus for many!

Dare2Cross Offshore/Energy meets Cybersecurity

Wat kunnen offshore/energy en cybersecurity leren van de Hells Angels om te zorgen dat medewerkers niet ontsporen en geen risico vormen voor de cybersecurity van de organisatie? Welke nieuwe toekomstige diensten kunnen we bedenken geïnspireerd door Tesla?