Dutch Companies and Knowledge Institutions form Collaboration to Secure Japan’s Critical Infrastructure during Olympic Games in Tokyo (2020)
On July 6 2016 a consortium of Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO) signed a collaboration agreement ‘Partners for International Business’ (PIB). The agreement can lead to great opportunities for Dutch businesses.
Japan will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. In preparation for these events the Japanese government wants to protect the critical infrastructures against cyber threats. Through the collaboration agreement the consortium aims to strengthen the market position in Japan. Main goals are the protection of the energy-, water and telecom sector. The cyber security of financial services and autonomous vehicles are also focus points for the consortium. The consortium furthermore aims at increasing and strengthening research between Dutch and Japanese knowledge institutions. These ambitions are in line with the access to market strategies of The Hague Security Delta (HSD). HSD, the largest security cluster of Europe, has been asked to act as secretary within this PIB.
Protection of Japanese critical infrastructure
The consortium consists of 8 companies (Alliander, Compumatica, Evidantly, Group 2000, Radically Open Security, Redsocks, Security Matters and ZiuZ), two educational institutions (Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology) as well as The Hague Security Delta and InnovationQuarter. The consortium underlines the Dutch expertise and experience in protecting critical infrastructures from cyber threats. The partners of the consortium will share knowledge with Japanese institutions and companies and expect to create revenue from Japan while working towards the Olympic Games in 2020. The consortium will be part of trade missions, matchmaking events, knowledge exchange opportunities and collaborative presentations at conferences while continuously working together with the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo.
Partners for International Business (PIB)
Partners for International Business is a program of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO) commissioned by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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