Regional Business Developers actively look for business leads in the regions mentioned above and link them to interested Dutch companies and knowledge institutions. They also map out financing possibilities and arrange for the network of Dutch embassies and consulates to continue supporting Dutch parties while they follow up the leads. Regional Business Developers are familiar with the trade, investment and R&D opportunities in their region. They also have a vast network in the Netherlands that enables them to present business opportunities to the right companies. They are embedded in the network of Dutch embassies and consulates.