Accomplishments 2015

The overall objective and ambition of HSD to grow the Dutch security sector is so high that only organic growth is not sufficient. For that reason, HSD cooperates with regional and national partners to attract international security businesses and events to the Netherlands. In 2015, HSD and its partners were responsible for the acquisition of 11 international businesses and 11 international conferences to the Netherlands, achieving the targets set in the annual plan.


The Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) found that foreign companies have a relatively large contribution to the Dutch economy; 15 percent of employment, 34 percent of turnover, and 30 of R&D investments can be accounted to those companies.


The HSD Security Acquisition Platform (SAP) was founded to further strengthen HSD’s position in the world. Several organisations cooperate within this platform to support foreign businesses to establish their security business in the Netherlands and to make use of its strong network and business environment; a secure gateway to Europe. SAP exists of: 

  • The Hague Security Delta
  • InnovationQuarter
  • Nederlands Centrum voor Handelsbevordering
  • Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
  • The Hague Marketing
  • Municipality of The Hague 


In 2015, the following businesses were acquired:


  1. Applied Duality (USA)
  2. ComStar (Canada)
  4. Evaluaserve (India/Swiss) by acquisition Treparel
  5. HackerOne (USA/NL)
  6. Head Communications (USA)
  7. Micro Focus (UK) by acquisition Authasas
  8. Nanjing Easthouse Electronics (China)   
  9. NCC (UK) by acquisition Fox IT (No role HSD)
  10. SkillCube (India)
  11. **Confidential**


In cooperation with the SAP Parnters and specifically The Hague Convention Center, Municipality of The Hague, WorldForum and NBTC Holland, HSD made a significant contribution to the acquisition of the following multi-day, international business congresses in 2015:


  1. Borderpol 2015
  2. CIPRE 2015 en 2016
  3. Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention: Remotely Piloted Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence and Unmanned Systems  (by OPCW) 2015
  4. Europol/Interpol 2015 Cybercrime Conference
  5. Global Conference on Cyber Space 2015
  6. Hardware.IO 2015 en 2016
  7. Mobile 360 (Cloud) Security Event 2016
  8. Space Expo 2016
  9. SRE (Security Research Event by EU) 2016
  10. TUS EXPO 2015 en 2016
  11. Weis Conference (by TU Delft) 2015