Innovation Summit comes to The Hague
The How To Get There Summit, initiated by Minister Mr Henk Kamp and Ms Neelie Kroes, is THE place where innovative Netherlands comes together to learn from each other and to do business with startups/scaleups. On November 17, this largest innovation event will take place at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where nearly 2500 innovation professionals, growth entrepreneurs, investors, administrators and startups come together to more rapidly innovate.Alderman Karsten Klein and Jan Lintsen, member of the board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences today officially welcomed the How To Get There Summit to The Hague together with project director Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen, Commercial Director of The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
More rapid innovation togetherThe Netherlands is one of the top innovation ecosystems in the world. The Netherlands is practically the same size as the Silicon Valley, is one of the world leaders in science, is densely populated with corporations and through its geographic location, the access port to Europe. Headquartered companies understand that renewal doesn’t always come from the outside. The innovative power of large companies is partially dependent on the startups that provide speed and flexibility in the manner of innovation. The How To Get There Summit was initiated under the banner of StartupDelta to bring the world of corporations, startups and the innovation hubs closer together, to establish smart connections and thus more rapidly innovate as a “single hub”. Visitors don’t come here to present what they do and to listen, but to invest in the future of your company and the innovation ecosystem.
The Hague, City of InnovationThe Hague, the international city of Peace and Justice, welcomes the Netherlands innovation summit on 17 November. The Hague is a bit underestimated as a “start-up city”. Falsely, because it has a unique composition of governments, international organisations, financial institutions and knowledge institutions. Just that composition offers many opportunities for new companies who are focussed on social innovations with an international impact. Impact City, the innovation hub of the municipality of The Hague, has as its focus the stimulation of an economy besides economic gain, is also targeted toward social impact. Thus providing a contribution to a better world in an entrepreneurial manner.
Parties such as the World Startup Factory, The Hague Security Delta, The Foundation for Society and Business, Dutch Centres for Entrepreneurship, New World Campus, InnovationQuarter, MRDH and regional investment fund UNIIQ underline this mission and have headquartered in the city to support startups and create innovations.