About HSD

The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the leading security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster –with important regional hubs in The Hague, Twente, and Brabant– businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs and a secure world.


In The Hague region alone 400 security businesses realise more than 25% of the national turnover in security and employ 15,200 people. Nationwide there is a turnover of 7,2 billion euros and 61,600 people are employed in the security domain. HSD has three important regional hubs with their own areas of expertise. Twente Safety & Security (TS&S) is particularly strong in nano technology, safety, radar & sensor technology and the Dutch Institute for Technology Safety & Security (DITSS), located in Brabant, in high-tech solutions and camera and sensor technology. The main focus areas of the region The Hague are: cyber security, forensics, national security, and critical infrastructure.


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The HSD Foundation exists of the HSD Board, HSD Executive Committee and the HSD Office. Besides, several HSD partners, including the Municipality of The Hague, Chamber of Commerce, RVO and InnovationQuarter, support the cluster with their expertise. They form a strong network that has been essential for the cluster’s growth. The core is the HSD Campus, the national innovation centre for security in The Hague.


The Hague Security Delta is the leading security cluster in Europe. We form partnerships and create knowledge bridges with the main global security clusters in the USA, Canada, Singapore and South Africa. Besides, we have strong ties to the main European security regions and Brussels, making the Netherlands the secure gateway to Europe.


pdfFacts and Figures The Hague Security Delta 2016


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