Soft Landing Programme USA

Opportunities to Explore the Greater Washington DC Market: USA-Netherlands Cyber and Security Technologies Soft Landing Platform

 

In 2016, HSD and InnovationQuarter (IQ) signed a Memoradum of Understanding (MOU) with The State of Maryland Department of Commerce to work together and foster economic development through a bilateral Soft Landing Programme for Security Technology companies. This Programme is designed to assist companies to carry out international business development in a new foreign market through support and incubation facilities for a trial period between January and March 2017. This allows companies to establish customers and partnerships, leading to the possibility of establishing a permanent presence in the foreign market of either greater Washington DC or West Holland (Province of Zuid-Holland).

 

Dutch Participants 

Compumatica, Cybersprint, Robin Radar Systems, Guard From Above and the European Cyber Resilience Research Network will participate in this NL-USA Soft Landing Programme between January and March 2017. They will use this period to establish customers and partnerships, leading to the possibility of establishing a permanent presence in the foreign market of Washington DC (Maryland). During this trial period these companies get support and incubation facilities (BWTech Incubator Baltimore) to carry out their international business development.

  

Maryland Participants

As part of the programme, 4 cyber & security companies from the USA will temporarily establish their business in The Netherlands (WTC The Hague). During this trial period these companies get support from HSD, SME Connect and InnovationQuarter to investigate the Netherlands and European market potential.

  • FedCMS: Cyber security company with 15 years of  experience in the public and private market
  • System1: Cyber security and critial infrastructure consulting firm
  • Ausley: Leading defence and aviation company with large U.S. Government clients and private customers.
  • CMDSP: Credential Mobile Device Security Professional

 

Are you interested in the expertise of the participating U.S. companies? Or are you considering to work together? Please contact hans.vanloon@thehaguesecuritydelta.com, philip.meijer@innovationquarter.nl or herman.hartgers@kvk.nl 

 

More information (in Dutch)