Cooperation Leads to Successful Acquisition of International Security Businesses and Events in 2016

20 Feb 2017
Author: HSD Foundation

The overall ambition of HSD to grow the Dutch security sector is high and organic growth by itself is not sufficient. Therefore, HSD cooperates with regional and national partners to attract international security businesses and events to the Netherlands. The HSD Security Acquisition Platform (SAP) was founded to further strengthen HSD's position in the world. Several organisations cooperate within this platform to support foreign organisations to establish their security business in the Netherlands, creating a secure gateway to Europe. This is meaningful because, stated by the CBS, foreign businesses have a relatively large contribution to the Dutch economy; 15 percent of employment, 34 percent of turnover, and 30 percent of R&D investments can be accounted to those businesses. 

The Security Acquisition Platform includes
* The Hague Security Delta (HSD)
* InnovationQuarter (IQ)
* Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) 
* The Hague Marketing
* Municipality of The Hague     
* Chamber of Commerce

Some examples of the 12 foreign security businesses that have recently located to, or have expanded the existing establishment in, The Hague region are: Red Tulip Systems (USA/Denmark), Payatu (India) and Andrupos (Germany). These three organisation are now established at the HSD Campus.


Also conferences contribute to knowledge transfer, innovation and economic benefits. Therefore, in cooperation with the SAP Partners and specifically The Hague Convention Center, Municipality of The Hague, WorldForum and NBTC Holland, HSD made a significant contribution to the acquisition of the following multi-day, international business congresses in 2017:  

  1. TUS EXPO/robo business: Robotics Week 2017

  2. Hardware.IO 2017

  3. CIPRE 2017

  4. Europol/Interpol cyber conference 2017/HSD Cyber Security Week

  5. Smart & Safe cities

  6. European Conference on Blockchain by BECON

  7. Conference on States Parties (CSP 2017) by OPCW

  8. International Radiation Protection Association Conference 2017

  9. Mobile 360 Series Privacy & Security 2017 by GSMA
  10. European Payment Summit 2017

HSD Partners involved