Is your company looking to expand to Europe? Do you want to establish a legal structure and know more about the benefits of the Netherlands and how we are structured? Or is your company looking to work with innovative counterparts from the Netherlands? Then you should establish your company by a ‘soft landing’ in our business center. Together with East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) we help you to grow your business. Choose your flex office or virtual office and use our wide range of facilities and services. Welcome to the Netherlands!
The WTC Twente offers you offices, flexible working spaces and meeting rooms that can be rented out. Our business center is an international, representative, highly facilitated and diverse place where entrepreneurs, government organisations, services and professionals come together. Join us!
Our Expat Center East Netherlands is accessible to provide any assistance to international individuals and companies. We work in collaboration with Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) and the municipality. Every Monday, we are available in the Stadskantoor Enschede for information and support.
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It is the first step that starts the journey! How to expand your business to the Netherlands and Europe
More and more companies are choosing East Netherlands as a location for international expansion since WTC Twente and East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) set up a soft landing program for foreign companies in the Netherlands. Already a company from India and...
After days of negotiations, the European (EU) head of government has agreed on the new multi-year budget and a recovery fund of EUR 750 billion in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. To maintain its power as a bloc between the USA and China, Europe needs a joint industrial policy. On March 10, the European Commission presented a new industry strategy as a solution. Within this strategy, the Commission publishes a number of initiatives to support the transition to a green and digital economy — a new industry strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital European region. One of its key priorities is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and commit to preserving European companies’ competitiveness for the sake of preserving the EU’s global competitiveness. The Explanatory Memorandum to the Strategy states that the single market provides EU companies with a large domestic market, stimulating trade and competition while increasing efficiency. Better integration and functioning of that market can provide additional growth in many areas, such as in industrial goods where an additional growth of EUR 183 to 269 billion per year is possible and in services where an additional EUR 338 billion per year can be realized. These amount to an increase in EU GDP of about 12 percent.
Does the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis mean the end of globalization? Have we become too vulnerable and dependent? And what awaits us? These are questions that also concerns me as CEO of the World Trade Center Twente – The Netherlands.
I do not believe that we are heading for a deglobalization, because our chains worldwide are too strongly connected for that. And in the Netherlands, we are too dependent on international trade. However, this crisis means that we will see international business and cooperation amongst partners interact differently. It creates a global shift.