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Throughout the centuries the Netherlands has been one of the world's most innovative nations. It is home to some of the most innovative enterprises on the globe, such as Philips, TomTom and Layar, and some of the most internationally renowned knowledge institutes, such as TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and Wageningen University.

The smartest way from idea to innovation? Our advisers know how to get there. Make use of the knowledge, networks, financing possibilities and tax benefits for innovations. So that you can continue to compete in the future. See what Netherlands Enterprise Agency can do for you!

Patents and IP rights
Netherlands Enterprise Agency works together with Dutch and international entrepreneurs and researchers to create solutions to societal challenges. We help to make smart ideas become reality from the drawing board to patent office.

Instruments for start ups and scale ups
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.

Startup Box: funding for innovative starters
This is an online tool which shows (English-speaking)  entrepreneurs where the opportunities lie to finance their product.

Research and Development
Netherlands Enterprise Agency offers various financing facilities for R&D projects and programmes.