The Netherlands has managed to outrank Sweden in the Global Innovation Index
. The country moved to second place on a global level this year, climbing one position compared to last year. The Index follows up on a yearly basis and takes into consideration items like the infrastructure in the country and the business sophistication level.
This rank puts the Netherlands in a very favorable position for foreign investors. Our team of Dutch lawyers
can help foreign entrepreneurs who are looking towards investing in the country.
In which areas did the Netherlands score well?
The Global Innovation Index takes into consideration a series of factors, or indicators, among which the country’s infrastructure, the education, and political environment as well as business development and sophistication.
The country succeeded in ranking second because of its strong business sector but also because of the collaboration between the business sector and the academic environment, the universities throughout the country. Other indicators in which the country's scores were significant include creative, knowledge and technology outputs, logistics and cluster development.
The Netherlands is an important business hub in Europe and start-ups in various fields are choosing cities like Amsterdam
. One of the experts at our law firm in the Netherlands
can give you more details about the business environment.
Why is the Netherlands attractive for investors?
Many international corporations have set up their regional headquarters in the Netherlands. The country presents important characteristics, not only in terms of innovation but also in terms of infrastructure, incentives and taxes and the quality of the workforce. Moreover, because it is a regional business hub in Europe, employment of foreign workers is encouraged through a special incentive program.
Key industries for foreign investments in the Netherlands
include information technology, life sciences, health, software development, research and development, logistics and distribution (because of its excellent location in Europe) as well as others.