InnovationQuarter is the regional economic development agency for West Holland. InnovationQuarter finances innovative and fast-growing companies, assists international companies in establishing their businesses in West Holland, and facilitates (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government. In this way, and in cooperation with the business community, InnovationQuarter supports the development of West Holland, a unique delta region, to become one of the most innovative regions in Europe.

Foreign Investments

InnovationQuarter has a dedicated team in place to actively promote the region, attract foreign companies and investors and facilitate them in finding the right locations and facilities for setting-up or expanding business in West Holland. We connect you with our tailor-made know-how and key networks especially in sectors such as Safety & Security.


InnovationQuarter is partner of the Invest in Holland network, a close collaboration of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), regional economic development agencies like InnovationQuarter and a number of large Dutch cities.

Business Development

Collaboration offers opportunities for growth and cross-sectoral innovation, and creates chances to stand out and be distinctive. InnovationQuarter facilitates (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government. Our Business Development team acts as independent process directors and provide knowledge and expertise, and facilitates network opportunities in sectors such as Safety & Security. In order to be able to fulfil this role, they are constantly in touch with major corporates, young technology companies and knowledge insti­tutes.

InnovationQuarter Capital

Successful innovation requires money. We invest in Safety & Security companies amongst others that have the potential to lift our regional economy to a higher level, bringing with them innovation, stronger clusters, more employment opportunities, and innovations with a social impact.


As a lifecycle financier, InnovationQuarter offers companies financing at various stages of growth. InnovationQuarter invests from three funds: IQCapital, UNIIQ en ENERGIIQ.

  • IQCapital is a fund of € 80 million for investments in innovative companies, from startup to scale-up and mature SMEs in West Holland.
  • UNIIQ is a € 22 million investment fund, set up by Erasmus MC, TU Delft, Leiden University and InnovationQuarter, focused on the proof-of-concept phase to bridge the riskiest phase from concept to promising business.
  • ENERGIIQ is a fund for financing the commercialization of proven energy innovations that leads to CO2 reduction. The € 35 million fund is from the Province of Zuid-Holland.