As a part of the MOU between HSD and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, the security cluster from Virginia (USA) will be visiting The Hague and Amsterdam with two colleagues from the US, on 23 March 2017. Are you looking for business opportunities in the USA, do you want to get insights in the business community of Fairfax County or do you want to get in contact with the right point of contacts? Please schedule a meeting with Fairfax County on 23 March by sending an email to Markus van Tilburg at [email protected]:
Fairfax County is a knowledge driven location and home to almost 9,000 technology businesses employing 148,000 workers. The CIA, Homeland Security and many other government agencies are based here. Fairfax County offers an ideal location and excellent business opportunities for cybersecurity companies:
• An unparalleled innovation cluster of 8,900 technology-related firms that includes research institutions and government contractors—as well as venture capital firms, business accelerators, and legal, marketing, media and staffing firms.
• MACH37, a leading U.S. cybersecurity business accelerator, which offers a highly integrated network of hundreds of cybersecurity experts to support the earliest stages of
company development. www.mach37.com
• Access to the U.S. federal government and public and privatesector clients.
• An East Coast location with direct flights to New York City, Boston and major worldwide locations.
Memorandum of Understanding
The opportunity to get into business with Fairfax County derived from the signed memorandum of understanding to create a more secure world and foster economic development through science and technology by more collaboration between The Hague Security Delta and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. This memorandum was signed in October 2015. The MOU connects Virginia, the United States’ epicenter of research and innovation in cyber security, with the Hague Security Delta, the leading security cluster in Europe.
The main focusses of the agreement were to:
• Promote trade, investment and partnering between the industry clusters;
• Promote research and development opportunities to facilitate joint cooperation for enterprises and research centers between the two regions;
• Promote mutual exchanges between business leaders, government officials, academics, students and the public; and
• Join the efforts to identify opportunities for commercialization of high value-added technologies; help match potential investors and support the sales and marketing of developed products in the two regions.