Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate: "This Genome Ranking shows that we are succeeding in making the Netherlands increasingly attractive to technology companies. The number of investors is increasing and we are among the four best-connected startup hubs in the world. More and more startups are working from the Netherlands to find solutions to global challenges, creating jobs and income here. This puts us in the top three in Europe. At the same time, COVID-19 has hit our startups hard. That is why I will continue my efforts to keep our country a good home base for startups. In this way, they can grow and continue to contribute to job growth and the recovery of the Dutch economy".
Special Envoy of Techleap.nl, Constantijn van Oranje: "This success is the result of the efforts of all the people and institutions that are committed to the tech ecosystem in the Netherlands. First and foremost, the entrepreneurs themselves but also the investors, policymakers, incubators, universities, colleges and knowledge centres. Tech kept us going when the whole world came to a standstill through the corona. It allowed us to work from home, get an education, get groceries delivered, and quickly produce medical devices when we needed them. We now desperately need this flexibility and innovative power in the recovery of the Netherlands. Now we have to continue to ensure that what we have built up in 10 years is not wiped out by Covid-19. Now we have to make sure that we continue to invest in technology companies and in an ecosystem that is able to generate, attract, and retain the best companies, talents, technology, and investors".