Security challenges do not stop at the borders of a city, region, or country. We help organisations to enter national and international markets. Making it possible for organisations to scale-up their innovations and execute their growth strategies. We also actively connect security challenges from end-users to experts within our network.
Looking to internationalise your business?
Have access to multiple security market opportunities first-hand with the HSD network! HSD and InnovationQuarter, together with partner organisations like the European Enterprise Network (EEN), advise and support security companies in their internationalisation.
Depending on your ambitions, we can involve you in our trade programming towards different focus countries, guide you in your development of an internationalisation plan and/or help choose the relevant countries for you.
We offer multi-year market development programmes you can take part in, soft-landing opportunities you can utilize and internationalisation advice & matchmaking for your company.
Market Development Programmes
Businesses in the HSD Community are offered the opportunity to explore market opportunities and receive support to build up a strong network in the following countries:
The United Kingdom is an extremely mature security market. Of course Brexit has shuffled the cards a bit with regards as to how, but it remains interesting to do business in the UK. We are in close contact with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London and Consulates in other parts of the UK and, with the Department of International trade who are situated in The Hague. We also join Infosec yearly. The largest cybersecurity expo in the UK where we had a pavilion in 2019.
Also there is the possibility to soft-land in the United Kingdom with a Soft-landing programme from Global EPIC.
Let us know if you are exploring the UK and we will connect you where we can!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org (InnovationQuarter) or Bert Feskens email@example.com (HSD)
You can also visit the Global EPIC website.
Internationalisation Advice & Matchmaking
Finding an international business partner or figure out your internationalisation strategy can be time consuming and challenging because you don’t have an overview of the opportunitis and challenges. Know that there are several opportunites where the Innovation Liaisons of HSD and the Account managers from InnovationQuarter can help you. Join the:
- The Globaliser is an internationalisation readiness programme of ten weeks dedicated to kickstart the international expansion of (tech)scale-ups. The Globaliser selects eight scale-ups that have the potential to positively impact the cyber industry on a global scale.
This gives you the opportunity to expand your business and broaden your business network internationally.