Companies such as Philips and TomTom and knowledge institutes such as Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR or WUR) are known all around the world. This is why the Dutch government supports innovation with a wide range of subsidies and incentive schemes.
You'll probably need some form of financing if you have an innovative idea that you believe could be turned into a successful business concept. A solid financial plan can significantly improve your chances of being financed. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (NEA) [Dutch: Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO)] provides personal advice and assistance to business owners about relevant subsidies, tax benefits, partners, knowledge and legislation.