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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 4 December, 2017
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Cluster Manager
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Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Electronic engineering
Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Shipbuilding & ship repair
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
aerospace, security, military
Composition of the cluster
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Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
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Cluster Strategy


The NIDV Foundation facilitates the sustainable positioning of the Dutch Defence and Security-related Industry (NL-DVI) in national and international orders (from the government and elsewhere) and in national and international supplier chains. The NL-DVI is synonymous with the highest possible quality and effectiveness of equipment, services and application-oriented knowledge. The NIDV is a strategic partner of the government in the area of defence and security and a key figure in the triple helix collaboration between the government, knowledge institutes and the business community.

Approach Information provider. Promoter of interests. Service provider. That’s the NIDV. It is the only organisation of its kind and the only sector organisation of Dutch companies that delivers products and services related to national and international security. The NIDV promotes the engagement of its participants in the design, development, production, maintenance and disposal of equipment, in addition to related services.

The NIDV has a highly extensive global network in the field of defence and security. This network is actively used to profile the expertise and capabilities of the Dutch business community. Questions and requests from the government are also passed on to NIDV participants through this network. Where possible, the NIDV participates in joint ventures in order to involve its participants in them.

The NIDV also organises regular theme and other meetings for its participants. During Project Days, contracting authorities explain new and current equipment and other projects. In addition to discussing the content of various themes, these meetings also offer an excellent opportunity to come into contact with government officials and other NIDV participants. The same can be said of the annual NIDV Symposium, with speakers from both the Netherlands and abroad. The associated exhibition is a unique meeting place for government organisations and the business community.

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Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Viet Nam
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
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Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes