To be a front runner in the field of knowledge and application of AI, the Netherlands must take specific measures to support AI start-ups and scale-ups in their rapid growth as well as to retain them in the country.
Growth capital and facilitation of AI-driven start-ups and scale-ups support innovation and improve our position in the market.
In collaboration with other parties, the Netherlands AI Coalition (NL AIC) wants to offer access to every AI start-up and scale-up to the existing and/or newly set up innovation ecosystems. Access to capital, ecosystems, and data is also necessary to develop and scale up quickly. All that includes setting up a national fund for AI start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs, access to subsidised funds, attracting new talent and improving the connection of AI start-ups to hubs and data communities.
The Start-ups and Scale-ups working group works on various projects and activities aimed at gaining access to capital, ecosystems, and data.