HSD International

Creating knowledge and trade bridges

The Hague Security Delta is the Dutch security cluster, located in The Hague. We form partnerships and create knowledge and trade bridges with the main global security clusters in the USA, Canada, India, Japan and Singapore. Besides, we have strong ties to the main European security regions. This makes The Netherlands the secure gateway to Europe.



Establishing your security business in the Netherlands

The Netherlands offer with the presence of The Hague Security Delta an unmatched business climate for security businesses:



Access to Market

  • More than 400 active (inter-)national organisations in the field of security
  • Host to world-renowned organisations:  Europol European Cyber Crime Centre, OPCW, NATO, Eurojust
  • Host to security events: Nuclear Security Summit, ASIS, Global Cyber Space Conference, Europol Cybercrime Conference
  • Dedicated HSD Office and SME Service Desk, providing advice, matchmaking, and support
  • Global exposure; Strong ties with EU, ASIS, Department of Homeland Security and Maryland (USA), Singapore, Invest Ottawa (Canada), UKTI (UK), SIGNUM (Germany)
  • Strategically located, providing easy access to continental Europe and beyond
  • Superior logistics and secure IT infrastructure: Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam Harbour, AMS-IX, NL-IX (#1 in DHL Global Connectedness Index)

Access to Resources

  • Availability of capital and funds; dedicated InnovationQuarter and HSD Development Fund
  • Excellent facilities on the HSD Campus, the National Security Innovation Centre (office space, meeting rooms, Real Time Intelligence and Gaming Labs, and training facilities)
  • Incubator and start-up facilities
  • Access to HSD’s Security Talent Community
  • Top of class Cyber Security Courses, including Cyber Security Academy and ENCS, have led to a progressive supply of cyber security talent
  • Cutting-edge knowledge and expertise available within HSD
  • One of Europe’s most highly educated, flexible, multilingual, and motivated workforces

Favourable Fiscal Climate

  • Low statutory corporate income tax rate of 25% (20% for first 200,000 Euro)
  • Available tax incentives to promote corporate R&D and subsidies for innovation consortia
  • Innovation box: effective tax rate of 5%
  • Favourable tax treatment for expats
  • Advanced Tax Rulings: certainty on future taxes
  • Favourable participation exemption regime
  • Fiscal unity regime to freely offset profits and losses among group members

Consistently ranked amongst best countries for business by various rankings.