Regional Development Agencies, or Regionale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappijen (ROMs) in Dutch, are committed to stimulating the economy in their region. There are 8 ROMs in the Netherlands, collaborating in the ROM Nederland platform. See what these agencies can do for your business.
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How ROMs work
The Regional Development Corporations receive an annual budget. They primarily invest this money in funding innovative, fast-growing regional businesses in venture capital funds, and the development or rezoning of industrial estates and business parks.
They provide venture capital to business owners, sometimes in exchange for equity ownership.
These are the ROMs
NOM, the Investerings- en ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland, is the Regional Development Agency or ROM for the 3 northern provinces Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.
OOST NL offers several programmes for innovative businesses in the provinces Overijssel and Gelderland per sector: Agro-Food, creative industry, Cleantech and Energy, High Tech, Life Sciences, Logistics and Manufacturing. The services on offer include access to networks, growth advice, internationalisation help and access to laboratories.