ICP & MKB The Hague new cooperation agreement

We’re happy to announce that during the annual Asparagus Party of MKB Den Haag on 25 May 2016, ICP Chairman Imre Csoti and MKB Den Haag Chairman Kim Schofaerts signed a cooperation agreement between the two parties. ICP is very excited about this partnership. ICP and MKB members now have access to each others’ network […]

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Prince Constantijn about the Dutch startup ecosystem

Prince Constantijn Van Oranje-Naussau, an advisor at the European Commission and more recently one of the main initiators of StartupFest Europe, turned to entrepreneurs when he saw that they make innovation happen. “I am very inspired by the can do mentality of entrepreneurs”, says the younger brother of the current Dutch monarch, King Willem-Alexander in […]

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Netherlands ranks #1 for Startup Business Climate in Europe

The European Digital Forum launches The 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard. According to this study the Netherlands ranks No.1 for Startup Business Climate in Europe. The country leads overall startup adoption rates, increasing access to talent.   How is Europe faring on startups? A lot has been spoken about the need to do more to improve […]

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Help for the independent entrepreneur in the tax jungle

Written by Leon van Baal, Migrantic Tax & Immigration Lawyers A Declaration of Independent Contractor Status (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie, VAR) is proof for clients of self-employed professionals (zzp’ers) or freelancers that they will not be held responsible for any payroll taxes with regard to these professionals working for them. With this VAR-declaration the Dutch Tax Administration […]

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10 Reasons why West Holland is the hotspot for life sciences innovation

The Netherlands, and especially the West Holland region, is a hotspot for Life Science Innovation. This Leiden – Delft – Rotterdam – region enjoys a combination of innovative academic institutions, pro-business government support and leading companies. It is home to Medical Delta, the largest Life Sciences, Health and Technology cluster in the Netherlands. We proudly […]

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Keep taking the red pills – embracing change in education

At the British School in the Netherlands’ conference on 12 of April, #BSNconf16, I alluded to the popular meme from the film, The Matrix. Take the blue pill and life continues as it always has – nothing changes. Take the red pill and face reality – embrace change.                 […]

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Global Mobility Trends 2016

It’s a year of change in innovation for global mobility – the industry has never been more exciting. It is a fabulous time to be a mobility professional, particularly if you are able to embrace and lead change, and already 2016 is looking like a year of innovation. People new to the industry may not appreciate […]

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Holland ranks #3 in Competitive Alternatives 2016

Competitive Alternatives 2016, the latest edition of this biennial KPMG series, compares business costs in more than 100 cities in 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Competitive Alternatives measures international business costs based on the combined impact of 26 key cost items that […]

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ICP TAP Event March 8 2016

ICP’s theme for 2016: Uncover & nurture opportunities for growth. ICP research shows that the offer (WHAT) of life-career factors is OK but that the real challenge is limited access to them (HOW). Poor connections in the glocal (labour) market leave an enormous potential for growth untapped: in your super services as well as that […]

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ICP introduces new membership options and Knowledge Partner Program

In the war for talent, talent has won. ICP research 2015 shows that internationals score The Netherlands with a meagre 6,1 on a crucial factor for their choice of country: ‘access to growth opportunities’. While we seem to have everything on offer for fantastic life-careers: great challenges at innovative employers (large and SME), a facilitating […]

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