Oost NL (East Netherlands Development Agency) Oost NL is an agency that focuses its activities and projects on strengthening and stimulating the economy of the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the Netherlands. We work with businesses in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and are commissioned by the respective Provinces and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Oost NL plays an important role in executing the economic policies of the Dutch government and the Provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and its various city governments. To achieve this it is necessary to encourage a close cooperation between businesses, regional institutes, knowledge institutes, and intermediaries. Oost NL acts as a bridge between government, companies and knowledge institutes. Oost NL’s aim is to support (international) entrepreneurs throughout the entire process of establishing businesses and fostering growth in our region. Throughout the years, we have successfully supported more than 900 companies from all over the world. Oost NL works closely together with partners in the Invest In Holland network. Whether you’re considering to locate in the Netherlands or already have existing operations here, Oost NL assists you at every stage. The free and confidential services are amongst others, provide tailor-made bidbooks, organize a custom-made fact-finding trip, find the perfect premises and introduce you to the relevant networks.
Doing business in the Arnhem – Nijmegen – Foodvalley region (NL)
The vibrant Arnhem – Nijmegen – Foodvalley area is front and centre in the province of Gelderland when it comes to innovation and business opportunities. Its central situation in relation to important economic areas makes the area interesting to entrepreneurs.
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Why choose our area? Only an hour's drive from the port of Rotterdam — the largest port in Europe and main gateway to European trade — you will find an area with infinite business opportunities. Its main sectors are Food, Health and Energy, and these three sectors share a common aim towards achieving a better future. It's the place where ideas come to life and innovations determine the future.
Business opportunities We harbour innovative companies, advanced universities, state-of-the-art hospitals, and hubs in the fields of food, health, and energy. The region is a true economic hot spot, and this means that there are plenty opportunities to do business, develop ground-breaking ideas and create lasting partnerships. Whether you're a game changer or want to get into an existing field, all the options are here.
Starting a business The idea of starting a business in another country can lead to many questions. Our partner OostNL will help you start yours in our area. They can help you find staff, advise you on interesting locations and provide information on relevant partners in the region. Our area is home to many highly trained professionals, partly thanks to knowledges institutions like Radboud University, Radboudumc and Wageningen University & Research.
Key sectors Even though the area harbours entrepreneurs from various branches and sectors, Food, Health and Energy are the jewels in the crown. Wageningen concerns itself with sustainability in the Food sector through all manner of initiatives and research. Nijmegen is the central hub of Health Valley. In this Roman city, knowledges institutions, business and government collaborate to achieve vital innovations in healthcare. Arnhem is renowned for its technological innovations in new energy. Arnhem-based students and businesses work together to make sustainable energy a reality.
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