History

By the end of 2010, the HSD 'Pieken in de Delta project' was initiated by a consortium of TNO, Twynstra Gudde, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, HCSS, Chamber of Commerce The Hague, Netherlands Forensic Institute and West Holland Foreign Investment Agency. The aim was to professionalise the security network, to investigate the possibilities for a financial fund or development organisation and to develop innovation houses on the most important themes: national, urban and cyber security, forensics and protection of critical infrastructures.

 

In addition, the Municipality of The Hague initiated a stakeholder dialogue with a number of large employers in security, including Siemens, Thales, Fox-IT, Trigion and the Ministry of Security & Justice. The Hague Security Delta was officially launched as a 2-year project in March 2012, with support of The Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

 

On 9 July 2013, HSD Foundation has officially been established as a foundation. Former Minister Opstelten (Security and Justice) and Mayor Van Aartsen (municipality of The Hague) officially opened the HSD Campus on 14 February 2014.

 

On 1 January 2019, the HSD Foundation (HSD) implemented a new governance model, including a director accountable to a professional supervisory board. The cluster developed itself as thé Dutch security cluster with strong roots in South Holland and a physical meeting place, the HSD Campus, in The Hague. Introducing a renewed name in 2021: Security Delta (HSD).