Dutch companies are renowned for their flat organization structure. It makes cooperation between academia and industry easier because the two can communicate with each other on the same level. The Netherlands also offers excellent business conditions for domestic and foreign technology companies, making it a very attractive place to live and work for entrepreneurs, researchers and students.
Multinationals are drawn to the Netherlands by its excellent business infrastructure, its open relationship with government, knowledge institutes and other companies, the high level of its technical universities, Dutch work ethics and the ensuing high productivity. Many Dutch companies owe their success to their mutual openness and transparency.
The Dutch government is also committed to reducing the administrative burden and simplifying regulations, in addition to which its special position as active launching customer plays an important role.
The Netherland Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, assists companies at every stage of establishing or expanding operations in the Netherlands. The NFIA offers:
- The organisation of fact-finding missions
- Arranging meetings with relevant partners
- Providing personalised guidance and counsel on tax, government and permit procedures, location options and business solutions
Throughout the years, NFIA has supported thousands of companies from all over the globe, including Bombardier, Cisco, Danone, Fujifilm, Huawei, LG Electronics, SABIC, RWE and Tata Consulting Services, to successfully establish their business in the Netherlands.