Bringing startups
and governments
together

The Netherlands needs innovative solutions for urgent social issues. We want to create these solutions together with innovative entrepreneurs like you.

Startup in Residence

The Startup in Residence programme supports innovative entrepreneurs. We help you develop your solution and find your launching customer in the public sector.

  • Follow a development path with training and mentoring
  • Run a pilot with a potential client
  • Sell your solution to a city, region or the government

(And you will remain the owner of your solution!)

Programmes

There are five regional Startup in Residence programmes in the Netherlands. Each programme launches new challenges once or twice a year. Find your programme and challenge, and sign up!

City of Amsterdam

  • Six-month development process
  • Collaborate with local government, public organisations and companies in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
  • Budget available for a pilot
  • No maximum amount for possible follow-up assignment (European tender)
Go to Amsterdam
Challenges open

Intergov

  • Four-month development process
  • Challenges from various ministries, the Province of South Holland and the Municipality of The Hague
  • Budget available for a pilot
  • Budget available for a possible follow-up project (multiple private procedure)
Go to Intergov
8 challenges open

Ministry of Justice and Security

  • Six-month development process
  • Collaborate with implementing organisations of the Ministry of Justice and Security and local governments from all over the Netherlands
  • Budget available for a pilot
  • Budget available for possible follow-up project (depending on the tender)
Go to Ministry of J&S
7 Challenges open

Northern Netherlands

  • Six-month development programme
  • Collaborate with provinces, municipalities, and public and semi-public organisations from Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen
  • Budget available for a pilot
  • No maximum amount for possible follow-up assignment (European tender)
Go to Northern Netherlands
No challenges

Overijssel

  • Eight-week training programme
  • Collaborate with the province, local government and companies from Overijssel
  • Budget available for a pilot
  • Go/no go moment after 10 weeks
  • Budget available for possible follow-up project (Innovation Partnership)
Go to Overijssel
No challenges