Relocate your space business to The Netherlands in 6 months

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SOFT LANDING PROGRAMME by SBIC Noordwijk

RELOCATE YOUR SPACE BUSINESS TO THE NETHERLANDS IN 6 MONTHS

The Soft Landing Programme helps you move your space business to the Netherlands. Whether you want to join the ESA BIC Noordwijk programme or just want to have a Dutch expansion or establishment, we support you with a smooth transition into our country. Within 6 months.

 

 

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In short, we help with your first steps towards relocating to the Netherlands, introduce you and help you with the Dutch tax and legal system, offer custom business support and coaching, introduce you to office space, give you access to our network and, if necessary, help with your visa application. What does our relocation programme look like?

Application phase

During an (online) meeting we will discuss and determine your needs within the Soft Landing Programme.

Business Support

During the Soft Landing Programme, each month you’ll have a 2-hours business meeting with an expert who will assist and/or advice you on the following topics, spread across 6 modules:

  1. Finance and Taxes in the Netherlands
  2. Dutch Legal system
  3. Intellectual Property
  4. Subsidy Landscape
  5. Market Research
  6. Marketing

You can select up to 6 modules unless a Dutch Startup Visa is required, then you can select up to 5 modules.

Network Support

During the Soft Landing Programme, each month you will have a 1-hour progress meeting with one of the SBIC team members experienced in working with innovative startups. With them you can discuss your progress, and get relevant personal introductions to stakeholders in the Dutch Space Sector and Dutch Startup Ecosystem.

For example: NL Space Campus, InnovationQuarterNetherlands Space Office, regional development agencies and/or support programmes, universities and other relevant organisations in the domain of space.

Office Space

Let’s say you need a startup visa. And can await the process here in the Netherlands with a business visa. Or you already have business to do here, but don’t have your Dutch entity official yet. During the Soft Landing Programme you will have one dedicated desk in the co-working space at SBIC Noordwijk available.

Our premises are located at the NL Space Campus, close to ESA’s biggest R&D facility ESTEC (and just a half hour drive from Schiphol Airport). At SBIC, you’ll have access to three different meeting spaces perfect for physical, virtual and hybrid meetings.

Community membership

As a community member you can connect with over 100+ space business related people in the SBIC community on Slack. You will get (online) seats at our Community Events & Masterclasses and you can ask your questions during office hours to our Community Partners & Coach in Residence.

*Included in the price*

Startup Visa (optional)

In case a Dutch Startup Visa is needed, the first month you don’t get Business and Mentor support, but the following:

  • First business plan check, including online review
  • IND Check
  • Second business plan check
  • Submit your Visa Application with IND

Now, IND and RVO will start the process to review your Visa Application. This can take up to 3 months. After submitting the Visa Application the support program will start including the Business & Mentor support.

Note: the application process and payment will be arranged and paid by the applicant directly to IND ( excluding visa costs +/- EUR 333). For a fee (please see below) one of our partners could take over the whole process including arranging the payment.

1. Application phase

During an (online) meeting we will discuss and determine your needs within the Soft Landing Program.

2. Business Support

During the Soft Landing Program, each month you’ll have a 2-hours business meeting with an expert who will assist and/or advice you on the following topics, spread across 6 modules:

  1. Finance and Taxes in the Netherlands
  2. Dutch Legal system
  3. Intellectual Property
  4. Subsidy Landscape
  5. Market Research
  6. Marketing

You can select up to 6 modules unless a Dutch Startup Visa is required, then you can select up to 5 modules.

3. Network Support

During the Soft Landing Program, each month you will have a 1-hour progress meeting with one of the SBIC team members experienced in working with innovative startups. With them you can discuss your progress, and get relevant personal introductions to stakeholders in the Dutch Space Sector and Dutch Startup Ecosystem.

For example: NL Space Campus, InnovationQuarter, Netherlands Space Office, regional development agencies and/or support programs, universities and other relevant organisations in the domain of space.

4. Office Space

Let’s say you need a startup visa. And can await the process here in the Netherlands with a business visa. Or you already have business to do here, but don’t have your Dutch entity official yet. During the Soft Landing Program you will have one dedicated desk in the co-working space at SBIC Noordwijk available.

Our premises are located at the NL Space Campus, close to ESA’s biggest R&D facility ESTEC (and just a half hour drive from Schiphol Airport). At SBIC, you’ll have access to three different meeting spaces perfect for physical, virtual and hybrid meetings.

5. Community membership

As a community member you can connect with over 100+ space business related people in the SBIC community on Slack. You will get (online) seats at our Community Events & Masterclasses and you can ask your questions during office hours to our Community Partners & Coach in Residence.

*Included in the price*

6. Startup Visa (optional)

In case a Dutch Startup Visa is needed, the first month you don’t get Business and Mentor support, but the following:

  • First business plan check, including online review
  • IND Check
  • Second business plan check
  • Submit your Visa Application with IND

Now, IND and RVO will start the process to review your Visa Application. This can take up to 3 months. After submitting the Visa Application the support program will start including the Business & Mentor support.

Note: the application process and payment will be arranged and paid by the applicant directly to IND ( excluding visa costs +/- EUR 333). For a fee (please see below) one of our partners could take over the whole process including arranging the payment.

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The costs of relocating your business through our Soft Landing Programme in total is EUR 5350 (excluding the cost for the Dutch Startup Visa), and can be broken down in the following parts:

1. A non-refundable application fee to be paid in advance of EUR 250.

During the application phase the process as well as the soft landing programme will be discussed and determined.

2. Six monthly payments of EUR 850 per month to be paid in advance.

The support of the application of the Dutch Startup Visa and Community Member is for one person. In case more persons within the same company need support for the Dutch Startup Visa, additional support and/or community memberships can be purchased. The paid costs are non-refundable regardless of whether you are granted the visa or not.

*All prices are ex VAT.

Additional options

Next to the basic fee, there are some additional options which can be added to the Soft Landing Programme:

1. Set up Legal entity – EUR 1700

2. Total process RVO/IND Application – EUR 1200

3. Taxes and bookkeeping for a period of one year – EUR 2250

4. Community Membership – EUR 100 per person per Month

5. Additional IND Check and submitting Visa Application with IND – EUR 325 per person ( excluding Visa cost )

6. Additional Office Space – price upon request

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