Instruments for startups and scaleups

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( helps startups and scaleups to grow and to accelerate their business by offering credits, subsidies and guarantee schemes, by providing access to networks and by organising specific events.

On this page you will find relevant instruments for every stage of your business. These instruments are commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

If you have any questions please get in touch with our advisors. Their contact details are listed below each instrument on the stage overview pages.

Do you live outside of the Netherlands and want to start a business here? Read all about Residence permits for foreign startups.

Find out more

Want to grow your startup business? We can help. Contact us to discover the possibilities.
Idea stage fundamental research-test tubes-teaser
You are in the first stage of making plans for a startup.
Startup stage industrial research-testing-teaser
You are in the stage of setting up your startup.
Product development stage Experimental development-innovation-teaser
You want to further develop your product, process or service.
Market entry stage Market development
You want to put your product, process or service on the market.
International ambitions Internationalisation
You want to take your product, process or service abroad.
Intellectual property Patents
Learn more about intellectual property rights in relation tot startups and scaleups.

Service menu right