20 Nov 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
Cooperation between government and start-ups can be beneficial for both. Governments can learn a lot from the innovative mind-set of start-ups. These start-ups on their part can have access to the government’s network.
14 Oct 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
The Payment Services Directive (PSD) regulates payment services in the European Economic Area (EEA). Originally introduced in 2007, the recently revised version is known as PSD2.
8 Oct 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
The European Commission provides an annual comparative analysis of how EU and some other countries perform regarding of innovation. In the 2017 edition the Netherlands ranks 4th. Over the past six years the Netherlands’ innovative performance increased 10.4 % more than the EU average. The 2017 a...
25 Aug 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
The Global Innovation Index (GII) is published annually. The core of the report is a ranking of the innovation activity in around 130 countries. There are 81 indicators that explore political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. In addition to these annual figures, ...
18 Aug 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
The Netherlands is attractive for international start-ups. However, there are still missed opportunities to attract and keep international entrepreneurial talent in cities. For this reason, the cities Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven and Groningen, together with the national government, made in 20...
5 Aug 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
In 2016 the top corporations of Dutch trade and industry started an initiative called COSTA (cooperation Corporates & Start-ups) to accelerate the innovation and development of new ICT applications. It is an opportunity to improve the cooperation between corporations and start-ups.
1 Aug 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
An increasing number of international companies are deciding to come to the Netherlands. This has resulted in 47% more pupils at international schools. Due to this huge increase, many international schools have waiting lists. For the immediate problems with capacity, the government already offere...
25 Jul 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
An increasing number of international graduates stay in the Netherlands. Between 2008 and 2014 the number of international graduates grew 68%.
23 Jul 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
Every day about 5000 to 8000 rare or complicated diseases affect the lives of around 30 million people within the EU. It can take years before they have a clear diagnosis. The EU and national governments want to improve recognition and treatment of these diseases. As a result, European Reference ...
5 Jul 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart
As of 15 June 2017, you will not be charged for roaming if you are in another EU country. Your phone call or data use will cost the same as if you would call from the Netherlands (or any other country where you live and have your subscription for your mobile phone).