Internationalisation stage

You may be eligible for the following arrangements under company financing (SIB, DGGF) or project financing (others):

Starters International Business (SIB)

For whom?

Starters International Business (SIB) is meant for SMEs with an export volume of maximum 25% of the total turnover.

Whatis it?

Meeting with an advisor/coach to examine your possibilities abroad and to work towards a concrete plan of action.

Amounts:

Vouchers are worth €2,400.

Requirements:

Export volume is not more than 25% of the total turnover or a registration at the Chamber of Commerce of maximum 3 years.

Contact:

Marcel Knoors: marcel.knoors@rvo.nl

Dutch Good Growth Fund

For whom?

The Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) support startups (starting entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs etc.) with an intended business in a DGGF country that would (eventually) require investments.

What is it?

DGGF investment finance (loan, guarantee) and Technical Assistance support in combination with DGGF finance or in preparation of DGGF finance.

Amounts:

No formal minimum amount, external finance feasible from €100,000; no minimum amount for Technical Assistance support.

Requirements:

Dutch legal entity that would be eligible for external financing.

Contact:

Joost Staffhorst: joost.staffhorst@rvo.nl

International Matchmaking on Innovation and Technology

For whom?

Innovative, high tech companies and academics with the ambition to grow their international network.

What is it?

Explore the most up-to-date technology roadmap for specific regions abroad and get in touch with possible partners and key players in a local ecosystem via an innovation and technology driven mission. Both our public and private networks will open doors in your target country and will be a hallmark in your contacts with future counterparts. When we return from the mission we will build upon the connections and agreements you made. This is done via a tailor made follow-up.
International matchmaking on innovation and technology is a perfect way to familiarize yourself in the latest developments in specific countries!

Costs:

€250 per person for the programme. The flight and accommodations are at your own expense.

More information:

See www.rvo.nl (Dutch only).

Contact:

Alexandra de Vogel: alexandra.devogel@rvo.nl

International networks

Business Partner Scan (The Netherlands Worldwide Network)

For whom?

SMEs with international ambition and specific plans.

What is it?

With the business partner scan the Netherlands' diplomatic posts will introduce you to relevant foreign contacts.

Costs:

€ 500.

Requirements:

You must be registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Contact:

Menno Schrok: menno.schrok@rvo.nl

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN (Dutch only))

For whom?

SMEs with international ambition.

What is it?

This network helps you to innovate and grow internationally. Via contact points in more than 60 countries worldwide, the network advisors help to create international partnerships via B2B matchmaking events, focused company missions and a business opportunities database. Possible contacts taken into consideration are agents, distributors, production partners, partners for technological development, license agreements and R&D partners. The Network is supported by the European Commission and is represented in the Netherlands represented by RVO.nl, KvK (Chamber of Commerce) and EEN North.

Costs:

Free of charge.

Requirements:

You should have international potential and ambition.

Contact:

Mylène Mesters: mylene.mesters@rvo.nl

More information:

Een-North (Dutch only)

Innovation Attachés (IA-netwerk (Dutch only))

The Innovation Attachés have tailor-made information available on technical developments and trends in over 20 countries. They can offer advice for strategic acquisition on R&D investments.

Contact:

The Netherlands Worldwide network  (NWN Doing Business)

Embassies, consulates, Netherlands Business Support Offices, Agricultural Counsellors.
The Netherlands has embassies in capital cities, consulates in key economic centres, Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSOs) and Agricultural Counsellors in other regions with potential for Dutch companies. They are familiar with local markets, highlight opportunities and give practical advice. Sometimes they can also open doors that others cannot.

Country information

An overview (Dutch only) providing country information on trade legislation,  sectors, numbers and partners.

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