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Utrecht’s central position, the companies that are already here and the excellent quality of life makes it easy to attract talent working in ICT.


The Netherlands: the digital gateway to Europe

Home to the world's largest internet exchange (AMS-IX), the Netherlands boasts excellent broadband penetration and connection speeds. The Netherlands is third in the world in terms of cloud applications and leads Europe in data centre growth. Some 65% of ICT firms listed in the Forbes 2000 ranking have an office in the Netherlands.

With the Dutch at the forefront of innovative internet banking and shopping services, there are many reasons why leading ICT companies have located their European or Benelux headquarters or sales & marketing offices in the Netherlands.

Utrecht: at the heart of the Dutch ICT industry

Home to companies including Oracle, Capgemini, Asus and Fujitsu, the Utrecht region is at the heart of the Netherlands' ICT industry and is particularly strong in software and services, E-health, serious gaming, cloud computing and fintech.

In addition, the region boasts and abundance of ICT talent and highly regarded educational institutions such as Utrecht University, the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. 

The Utrecht ICT industry is supported by a strong network of platforms and institutes. These include EU cloud platform FIWARE Lab NL, the Dutch Game Garden, Utrecht Science Park, Utrecht Inc and Startup Utrecht.

In addition, Startup Utrecht is a government-backed public private initiative to drive forward innovative startups in the region and the Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile offers scale-ups and other innovators a place to meet, network and work together.

Find out more about the Utrecht region's special focus on ICT by downloading the fact sheet

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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.


Have a look at the company profiles and find out more about the key players already doing successful business here.

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