On 27 June, The Dutch Chamber of Commerce announced the top 100 of the most innovative Dutch SMEs. HSD partners SecureMe2 and ThreadStone Cyber Security were nominated.
The SME Innovation Top 100 is an unique opportunity to increase the visibility of innovations and businesses, and to offer innovators in the SME sector a chance to network and gain knowledge. It is the 12th edition of this event which is organised by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The nominations were graded on the impact for the branch and society, originality, turnover and growth potential. The power of the initiative is to show the potential of the SME sector. In the past 11 years, the ranking has grown to the biggest and most important innovation awards for the SME sector. The ranking of the 100 businesses and its innovations will be announced in September during the Day of the Innovation (Dag van de Innovatie). More information (in Dutch)
The Chamber of Commerce, organiser of the ranking, also cooperates with HSD in advising SMEs and entrepreneurs from the security sector. Together they have set up HSD SME Connect, which provides the following services to strengthen the innovation force of SMEs:
• Acces to Market: Networking and matchmaking ánd information about doing business (internationally)
• Acces to Innovation: Guidance and advice on innovation
• Acces to Capital: Information about financing and insurance
• Acces to Knowledge: Technological and process-oriented knowledge ánd information about programmes, rules and regulations.