The Netherlands, Europe’s third-largest startup and venture ecosystem, is also home to around 10,000 tech ventures. This breaks down to roughly 8,700 pre-seeds, 1,000 startups, and almost 200 scaleups, growing by about 6% each year. Together, Dutch startups and scaleups employ over 100,000 people, with total valuation of just over 230 million euros.
In 2021, investors injected over 5 billion euros in Dutch startups and scaleups. Health tech and fintech were most successful at procuring new funds, representing 25% and 26% of the total respectively, with climate tech nipping at their heels.
At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2023, the Netherlands Accelerator Pavilion featured startups and scaleups from various industries working together to solve global challenges, including IoT, blockchain, circular economy, telecommunications, foodtech, renewable energy, security, and more. Many were not visiting Taiwan for the first time, attracted by the flexibility and connectivity of its market. “You can easily have meetings with both customers and suppliers within a day,” one company representative said.
The Netherlands Economic Network Liaison in Taipei wishes to support those companies not only as they visit Taiwan, but also as they take root in the ICT, energy, semiconductor, and other industries here.
Visitors to the Netherlands Accelerator Pavilion were in for a treat, with free Dutch beer and fresh traditional stroopwafels offered an hour before closing every day at InnoVEX. There were also daily pop-up demos from companies, showcasing their advanced products.
Must-see Dutch Companies:
- IoT Consulting Partners (startup)
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) provide unique opportunities to tackle the challenges of a society in lockdown. The growing need for wireless connectivity and IoT services goes hand-in-hand with an increase in demand for regulatory and country approval. More than ever, technical and regulatory knowledge of the latest wireless technologies (4G, 5G, NBIoT, Wifi) is essential for successful IoT product development.
- Pilotfish (scaleup)
Pilotfish is an innovative agency that specializes in developing consumer, professional, and medical products. We transform complex technologies into meaningful user experiences and deliver products fully ready for the market.
- Plaza LOGIC (startup)
PlazaLOGIC is a technology firm that specializes in the development of IoT, Azure and Windows, Android, and iOS-based solutions. PlazaLOGIC has helped numerous clients define their projects, and design and develop hardware, supporting cloud solutions, and desktop and/or mobile applications.
- Sorama (scaleup)
Sorama develops groundbreaking acoustic cameras used globally within OEM and R&D acoustics, design departments, noise reduction, smart cities, smart stadiums, and industrial inspections.
For more exhibitors, see the NL Pavilion Highlight.