Global Soft-landing Opportunities

Collaboration on a global scale is crucial, that’s why we have focused on teaming up with other security clusters in the world. By combining our strengths, we have created the unique opportunity for businesses to ‘soft-land’ for a trial period in the market of these partner clusters. Companies and entrepreneurs taking part in the soft-landing programme benefit, free of charge, from access to excellent resources and commercial opportunities, opportunities to be introduced to new partners and talented employees, practical guidance on how to do business in the local market, and so the opportunity to trial new international markets with low-risk. Thanks to these collaborations companies and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to join a Global EPIC softlanding programme or participate with the softlanding programme Ottawa 



Global EPIC soft-landing programme

Are you interested in exploring a new market? The Global EPIC Soft-Landing Programme offers companies and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to ‘soft land’ for a trial period in the market of one of the Global EPIC ecosystems. It provides a low risk entry trial to companies and entrepreneurs entering a new international market, accessing the resources they need to more readily tap into commercial opportunities. The soft-landing programme is operated by the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity (Global EPIC), a worldwide collaboration between security ecosystems to co-create and adopt world-changing solutions to high-impact cybersecurity challenges, both current and emergent. With the soft-landing program, 9 ecosystems in 5 different countries allow the companies and entrepreneurs within their ecosystems to utilise this global network, further strengthening ties between the ecosystems.


Within the soft-landing programme, the ecosystems provide, without cost to the companies and entrepreneurs, connections to their partner network, matchmaking with potential business partners, a meeting space, guidance on recruiting talented employees and market circumstances, incubator facilities and guidance on immigration and legal issues, leading to the possibility of establishing a permanent presence in the foreign market.


The participating ecosystems in the soft-landing program are: bwtech@UMBC (Baltimore, U.S.A.), Carelton GCR (Ottawa, Canada), Centre for Secure Information Technologies - CSIT (Belfast, U.K.), Cyber Wales (Cardiff, U.K), The Hague Security Delta (The Hague, Netherlands), ITRI (Taipei, Taiwan), Kosciuszko Institute (Krakow, Poland), City of Surrey (Surrey, Canada), UNB (Fredericton, Canada)


For more information on how to ‘soft-land’ in one of these markets, contact Philip Meijer (InnovationQuarter) or Bert Feskens (HSD) 

You can also visit the Global EPIC website.



Softlanding Programme Ottawa

In close collaboration with Invest Ottawa, the Dutch Embassy in Ottawa, the Canadian Embassy to the Netherlands and InnovationQuarter, HSD has also set up the Canada-Netherlands Cyber and Security Technologies Soft Landing Platform. HSD SME partners that are interested in exploring the North American market get a unique opportunity to “soft land” for a trail period in Ottawa, Canada’s national hub for the cyber, defence and security sectors with easy access to the full North American market. If you are interested and want to learn more about the soft landing opportunities in Ottawa, please do not hesitate to contact: Caroline Bolduc - Trade Commissioner-Innovation The Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. E-mail: or Philip Meijer (InnovationQuarter) / Bert Feskens (HSD)



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