InnovationQuarter (IQ) is the regional economic development agency for West Holland. Besides facilitating (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government, we assist international companies in establishing their businesses in West Holland and finance innovative and fast-growing companies in this region.
Successful innovation requires money. IQ invests in Safety & Security companies amongst others that have the potential to lift our regional economy to a higher level, bringing with them innovation, stronger clusters, more employment opportunities, and innovations with a social impact.
As a lifecycle financier, IQ offers companies financing at various stages of growth. They invest from three funds: IQCapital, UNIIQ en ENERGIIQ.
- IQCapital is a fund of € 80 million for investments in innovative companies, from startup to scale-up and mature SMEs in West Holland.
- UNIIQ is a € 22 million investment fund, set up by Erasmus MC, TU Delft, Leiden University and InnovationQuarter, focused on the proof-of-concept phase to bridge the riskiest phase from concept to promising business.
- ENERGIIQ is a fund for financing the commercialization of proven energy innovations that leads to CO2 reduction. The € 35 million fund is from the Province of Zuid-Holland.
Click here for the InnovationQuarter Finance Guide (in Dutch).