15 Zuid-Holland businesses in SME Innovation Top 100




Of the 100 most innovative businesses in The Netherlands, 15 are established in Zuid-Holland, as shown by the rankings presented by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 21 September 2017. The Province encourages innovative SMEs and is proud of Zuid-Holland's large number of businesses on the list.

The highest ranking for a business from Zuid-Holland is number 4, for the online platform of Housing Anywhere from Rotterdam. Using this platform, students can easily, fast and safely find a room for a semester or an internship abroad. The start-up was very modest, but by now, the platform offers over 90,000 homes in 500 cities in 118 countries. In the Chamber of Commerce's ranking of actual innovations in the SMEs, this year published for the12th time, most of the businesses are from the industrial sector, followed by health and the creative industry.

Support for innovative SME

The Province of Zuid-Holland highly values innovative SMEs. Innovative entrepreneurs ensure that as a region, we can continue to lead and to compete at global level. That is why the Province supports entrepreneurs, for instance with financing or networking. Read more about the efforts made for the innovative SMEs.