History

By the end of 2010, the HSD 'Pieken in de Delta project' was initiated by a consortium of TNO, Twynstra Gudde, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, HCSS, Chamber of Commerce The Hague, Netherlands Forensic Institute and West Holland Foreign Investment Agency. The aim was to professionalise the security network, to investigate the possibilities for a financial fund or development organisation and to develop innovation houses on the most important themes —national, urban and cyber security, forensics and protection of critical infrastructures. In addition, the Municipality of The Hague initiated a stakeholder dialogue with a number of large employers in security, including Siemens, Thales, Fox-IT, Trigion and the Ministry of Security & Justice. The Hague Security Delta was officially launched as a 2-year project in March 2012, with support of The Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. On 9 July 2013, The Hague Security Delta has officially been established as a foundation.

  

On 14 February 2014 Minister Opstelten (Security and Justice) and Mayor Van Aartsen (municipality of The Hague) officially opened the HSD Campus, the national innovation centre for security with state-of-the-art labs for serious gaming, real-time intelligence and incident experience, education and training facilities, flexible office space, and meeting rooms. During the opening, HSD, TS&S, and DITSS signed a convenant on further cooperation between these innovation regions. The agreement ensures better cooperation and improved coordination between the three regions and will lead to both social and economic returns.

 

Together with its partners, the national security cluster HSD organised a unique ‘Cyber Security Week’ from 13 to 17 April 2015 at the HSD Campus. In the same week, The Hague also hosted the NCSC One Conference and the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS2015), bringing more than 100 international delegations to The Hague. During the Cyber Security Week the HSD Campus hosted more than 30 workshops, network events, lectures, and demonstrations in the field of cyber security. Over 1700 people, from 30 different countries, plus 50 national and international journalists, visited the Cyber Security Week to meet some of the key players in the cyber security domain and experience the latest innovations!