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Startup Officers Network

Startup Officers Network is a network of commissionaires representing the Dutch governmental departments and municipalities.

The startup officers have 3 main goals:

  1. Help startups who see opportunities for collaboration with the government.
  2. Help governmental organisations become places of learning and innovation by introducing the startup mindset.
  3. Enable governments to open up public procurement to startups.

Contact a startup officer

  • Do you have a product or service that you want to introduce to the Dutch government?
  • Do you think the Dutch government could be your launch customer?
  • Are you looking for collaboration with one of the ministries, municipalities, or provinces?
  • Is certain legislation getting in the way of your innovation?

Contact one of the startup officers. They can help you find the right opportunities, and they are happy to explore the possibilities for collaboration.

Who are the Dutch government startup officers?

Erik Siepelinga is your startup officer at the Province of Friesland. 
Debby Kruit is your startup officer at the city of Almere.
Jeltsje Feenstra is your startup officer at the Public Prosecution Service.Jeltsje is an innovation manager at TestlabOM, the Public Prosecution...
Erik Lammers is your startup officer at the Province of Brabant.
Duncan Waardenburg is your startup officer at the Province of Zuid-Holland.
Marleen van Boheemen is your startup officer at the Province of Gelderland.
Mimount Benali is your startup officer at the Province of Drenthe.
Bas Doets is your startup officer at the Province of Overijssel.
Jos Littel is your startup officer at the City of Delft.
Lian de Boer is your startup officer at the City of Groningen.
Frank Bouwmeester is your startup officer at the City of Enschede.
Valerie Vallenduuk is your startup officer at Haarlem Valley.
Ellen van der Vossen is your startup officer at the City of Haarlem.
Tim Savenije is your startup officer at the City of Utrecht.
Coos Santing is your startup officer at the City of Den Haag.
Johan van Erp is your startup officer at the City of Eindhoven.
Jan de Bruin is your startup officer at RIVM. RIVM is the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
Marcel van der Looij is your startup officer at the Police.
Thijs Cloosterman is your startup officer at ProRail.
Dineke van der Burg is the startup officer from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement. This includes the connections with...
Coen van Loon is your startup officer at I-Interim Rijk.
Katrien Westendorp is your startup officer at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
Nick Toet is your startup officer at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
Dolf Bruins is your startup officer at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. 
Margo Stam is your startup officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
Nicole Goossens is your startup officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.
Thomas Wagner is your startup officer at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Tessel Houdijk is your startup officer at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
Henk Meijer is your startup officer at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) wants to keep...
Ivette Meijerink is your startup officer at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Peter Elias is your startup officer at the Ministry of Justice and Security.  
Majoor André Wijnveld is your startup officer at the Ministry of Defence. 
Leon Verlinde is your startup officer at the Province of Zeeland.
Minouche Cramer is your startup officer at the City of Amsterdam.
Wouter van Rooijen is your startup officer at the city of Rotterdam.
Cathy Oh is your Startup Officer at the Chamber of Commerce.The Chamber of Commerce provides information and support to entrepreneurs on the main...
Ralf Vermeer is your startup officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.