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Research and innovation are key drivers of the world-renowned Dutch knowledge economy. In fact, the country places sixth in the world for ‘Innovation’ according to the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Competitiveness Index, and fifth for ‘University-industry R&D collaboration’.
These advantages have given rise to world-class industry clusters in fields such as health and life sciences, food and nutrition, energy and utilities, technology, engineering and materials, and countless others. This provides a hotbed for innovation and research.
Some of the world’s most innovative organizations now choose the Netherlands for their laboratories, innovation labs and testing facilities. Drawn from a broad cross-sector of industries, they include IBM, Intel, Mars, DSM, Philips and Huawei, to name just a few. In conjunction with generous R&D tax credits, their work is made possible by the Netherlands’ outstanding infrastructure, as well as its leading technical universities and highly educated multilingual workforce.
Importantly, knowledge, talent and expertise are distributed throughout the country – from Rotterdam and the Hague to Groningen, Arnhem, Utrecht and Maastricht. With top-quality talent and expertise never far from reach, this unique landscape is driving a steady stream of new inventions and technologies.
Bol International provides international clients operating in the Netherlands with a one-stop shop for a range of professional and advisory services. Connect with a member of our team today to find out exactly how we can help you.