"Home to more than 1,700 firms involved in materials-related research and development, the Netherlands boasts a thriving high tech systemsindustry."



Holland Startup Lounge:
Global Challenges, Smart Solutions

Home to major multinationals like Philips, Bosch, Boeing and ASML, the Netherlands’ high tech industry is among the most innovative in the world. Fueled by world-class, open innovation R&D, the sector consists of more than 1,700 firms involved in materials-related research and development in the Netherlands.


At the heart of Dutch high tech innovation are robust public-private partnerships and cutting-edge R&D ecosystems such as the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Considered the smartest square kilometer in the Netherlands, and possibly the world, the campus promotes open innovation and collaboration among more than 100 companies and institutions.


This open approach to research and innovation, combined with an excellent business infrastructure and a highly-educated, dynamic workforce makes the Netherlands an ideal location for high tech business expansion and acceleration.

High Tech Leaders Choose Holland


Philips, Bosch, Boeing, ASML, Fujifilm and manyother multinationals make the Netherlands’ high tech industry among the most innovative in the world, while pioneering companies like Tesla and TomTom fuel the growth.



DID YOU KNOW...
Dutch companies invented WiFi, the CD,the DVD and Bluetooth.

Facts & Figures


  • 90% of silicon chips worldwide contain high tech equipment from Dutch Facilites;


  • 1,700 firms are involved in materials-related Research & Development;


  • The Netherlands is 1 of 3 countries that coves the entire semiconductor Value Chain;


  • Home to one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research Institutes—MESA+;