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The Netherlands: your launch pad into the European games market

The Netherlands' central position in Western Europe, its excellent transport and internet infrastructure and highly-skilled workforce, make it the ideal location for game companies.

Utrecht Region: A leading player in entertainment and applied games

The Utrecht Region is a major hub for game development. It is home to leading businesses such as Nintendo and Ubisoft and facilitates alliances between a variety of game-related networks, disciplines and industries. The region also boasts a thriving indie scene.
Game studios in Utrecht cover a wide area of games and play design. The region is particular strong in:

• Online games
• Applied games
• Real-life simulations

Some 50% of Dutch game companies are involved in applied gaming and the Utrecht Region has become a major centre for applied game development, particularly for education and training, and healthcare.

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An educational hub

Utrecht is an established hub for game education. Courses at all levels and for a diversity of skill sets are offered by Utrecht University and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

By locating in Utrecht Region, your game company will benefit from a wide support network. Highlights include:

Dutch Game Garden is a game incubator and home to 40+ game industry companies. Check out the video for a quick overview
The Dutch Games Association, the sector organisation for the Dutch game industry, is based in Utrecht
The U Create alliance is a centre of expertise for the creative industry, with a focus on healthcare and welfare

Take a look what DGG can do for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NfzqSelRZw

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About Invest Utrecht

Invest Utrecht, the Foreign Investment Agency of the Province of Utrecht is a one-stop shop for practical assistance and information services to help companies establish and maintain operations in Utrecht. We actively help foreign companies set up their business, but we also support the more than 900 foreign companies that are already established in the province. All our services are free of charge and confidential.

Utrecht Region

Utrecht is a home base to many prominent international companies, knowledge institutes and research centers across sectors including Life Sciences & Health, ICT and Gaming.

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