Netherlands Innovation Network (“Innovatie Attaché Netwerk” in Dutch) is part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that operates in multiple countries with a strong innovation capacity and/or potential. This network aims to improve the innovation capabilities of the Netherlands by linking global and Dutch innovation networks. Focus areas for the organization are science, research, technology and innovation.


Netherlands Innovation Network in China holds office in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Our office facilitates research, high-tech development and innovation cooperation between the Netherlands and China. We represent the innovative sectors in the Netherlands and inform stakeholders about Chinese developments, opportunities and business models. Stakeholders include companies, universities, governments, and grant providers.


The focus of our efforts has gradually shifted from academics to industrial R&D. Today, public-private partnerships, including academic-industrial collaborations, become increasingly important in global innovation ecosystems. By promoting collaborations with Dutch innovative partners, we contribute to the strengthening of the innovative capacities of both China and the Netherlands.