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Do you want to develop and grow your business internationally? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency offers financial support, personal advice and access to networks and events to help grow your business on an international level. 

We can help you grow your business by exploring which countries offer good opportunities and the right market conditions.

Which growth markets are right for me?

Our experts can help you explore new markets to learn about local business practices, regulations and cultures. Read more about our personal advice

Explore your options abroad with a personal coach

With the Starters International Business (SIB) programme, you can get support from a personal coach or an advisor from a private organisation. You can choose who you want to work with, and together you can explore the opportunities and risks of doing business abroad.

Do you have questions about your sector in another country?

We can help you with personal advice for your business case in multiple countries. We can provide an additional report with information about the business culture, legislation, market access, potential business partners, competitors and important organisations.

Contact us to learn how we can help you with your business case.

Finding business partners

Are you looking for customers or business partners abroad? There are several options open to you. Whether you are searching for international partnerships, advice for international growth or support for business innovation, we can introduce you to our international partner network and communities. 

Have a look at the following webpages to find out more about which business partners we recommend and to find out about the networks and partnerships the Netherlands Enterprise Agency has to offer. 

Missions and events

Participating in missions and events can help you find new business opportunities and establish new business relations.

In connection with developments concerning COVID-19, we have decided to cancel or postpone all our events. This decision is in line with government guidelines to limit social contact. We will do our best to inform all participants. We recommend you check our website often to see the latest information.

International Economic Network

Do you have plans to grow your business? Are you looking for an expert or a partner? With the International Economic Network you can grow and expand your network on an international level.

Find out how our partners can help

We have several partner organisations who can offer you additional support with your business plans abroad. Have a look at the following topics to find out how we can help:

Entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East

Orange Corners are physical spaces (corners) in existing, state-of-the-art, local hubs that give young entrepreneurs across Africa and the Middle East training course, networks and facilities to launch and expand startups. Visit the Orange Corners website for more information.

Establishing your business in the Netherlands

Business.gov.nl informs you about establishing a business or doing business in the Netherlands and important laws, rules and regulations. Business.gov offers relevant information from the Dutch government and semi-governmental organisations focused on international entrepreneurs. 

Are you a tech startup or scaleup?

As a leading innovation nation, the Netherlands wants to play a bigger role in developing solutions for a better world and building companies that can have a positive impact on a global scale. TechLeap, formerly StartupDelta, provides an overview of the Dutch startup ecosystem and gives you access to capital, talent, customers and networks.

Do you want to invest in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) offers information and support for international startups and SMEs that want to know more about the benefits of investing in the Netherlands. Visit Invest in Holland for more information.

Find out more about doing business with the Dutch

Find out how the Dutch can collaborate with you to create smart solutions for global challenges related to water, food, energy, health and security. Holland Trade and Invest provides Dutch business information as well as facts and figures about the Netherlands.

Opportunities for innovation

Science & innovation parks in the Netherlands offer a variety of services: R&D cooperation, funding and coaching. All partners have incubation facilities in place.
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships.


See the overview of our international supporting tools for startups.