The Dutch
Security Cluster
The Dutch
Security Cluster

Become a partner

Join the Dutch Security Cluster

Get Access to Market, Innovation, Knowledge, Capital and Talent. As a partner of HSD you can use the HSD network to get in touch with businesses, governments and knowledge institutes in the security domain. With HSD’s profound knowledge of the Dutch and international security sector, it provides access to the latest innovation projects and programmes, capital, insights in security issues & developments and the HSD Security Talent Community. Your organisation can join HSD as Premium Partner, Network Partner or Alliance Partner.


overview partners



We have two kinds of partnerships

Interested or more information? Please contact HSD Foundation:






Premium Partnership
As a Premium Partner of HSD you become a prominent member of our network and are able to influence the strategic direction of the cluster.


The HSD management will actively support you by using their profound knowledge and expertise in the security sector to provide you access to the latest innovation projects and programmes.




Network Partnership for SMEs
As an SME Network Partner of HSD your main point of contact is the HSD SME Desk. With their thorough understanding of the sector, finance and banking, regulations and business network, they will assist you in finding your way in the HSD Network

Network Partnership for Non-SMEs
As a non-SME Network Partner of HSD you will get assistance from HSD Foundation to find your way in the HSD network and facilities.


An HSD Partnership offers:


Premium Partners


A dedicated HSD Office Innovation Liaison will meet with your organisation twice a year to strategically position your organisation in the cluster, in innovation projects, programmes and collaborations with partners.


An invitation to an annual ‘HSD Top-Level Meeting’ where Premium partners, together with key experts and thought leaders, discuss scenarios, trends and developments in the security sector.


Get assistance in gaining access to relevant opportunities for capital, including connections to Innovation Quarter, NWO financing resources, EU Horizon 2020 and RVO, and private investors.

  Annual meeting between communication team HSD and your organisation’s communication team to allign communication strategies for stronger visibility of your organisation within the cluster.              
  Get the opportunity to become involved in relevant innovation projects and programmest that are open to your organisation.              
  HSD foundation actively analyses and researches the demand side of the security sector and connects this information to the Premium Partners.              

A Premium Partnership can be based upon an annual financial fee contract, an ‘in-kind’ contract or programme funding contract.



Premium & Network Partners

  Receive assistence for an effective entrance into the cluster.           *  
  HSD SME-connect supports SMEs with information about rules & regulations, doing business (internationally) and about other opportunities within the cluster.            

Opportunity to join Soft Landing programmes to explore international markets.

  Benefit from organised international trade & knowledge missions and conferences and support to grow your organisation internationally.            
  Get the opportunity to be involved and participate in Access to Capital events, matchmaking events and knowledge sessions.            
  Access to the HSD Security Talent Platform and Community to present yourself as an employer and/or education provider, post vacancies and share educational programmes.            
  Strenghten your communications by sharing your news items on the HSD website and social media channels.            
  A dedicated partner page and logo on the HSD Portal Website – with 10,000+ unique visitors per month.            
  Use of the “Partner of HSD” stamp on your the website and email as well as for promotional purposes.            

Opportunity to showcase your triple helix developed innovation at the HSD Campus.


A say on the cluster’s annual plan and general direction in an annual partner meeting.


HSD Foundation regularly refers (international) media and congress organisers to HSD Partners
for questions and presentations.


The point of contact for SME Network partners is HSD SME-Connect.



More information

For more information about the different partnerships and to make an appointment, please contact 

The Hague Security Delta Foundation:
HSD Campus
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104
2595 AN The Hague
The Netherlands

+31 (0)70-2045180

SMEs interested in a Network Partnership can contact 

HSD SME Connect:
+31 (0)88 5852205

Alliance Partnership

In addition to the Premium and Network Partnerships, HSD is always looking for connections with regional, national and international non-profit organisations and platforms that aim to increase cooperation within the security sector.


If your organisation is interested in setting up a structural or temporary alliance with HSD, please contact HSD Foundation.


From 2019 Alliance Partners also consists of Global Epic and EU Cluster partnerships.

Premium Partnership

A Premium Partnership can be based upon an annual financial fee contract, an ‘in-kind’ contract or programme funding contract.