Boosting the growth and impact of spin-offs
When it comes to spin-off value created by universities, the Netherlands is lagging far behind the UK, Switzerland, Germany and France*. Techleap.nl analysis shows that, while having a high survival rate, spin-off companies from Dutch universities and university medical centres stay small, thus limiting their impact. 80% of all 745 Dutch spin-offs ever created are still active, but after 10 years, only 48% had more than 10 employees. When comparing Dutch deeptech companies with their foreign peers, the lack of funding is clear. This is holding back Dutch ambitions to become more technologically independent and to deliver big societal transitions.
From now on, all knowledge institutions in the Netherlands can use transparent principles for the transfer of intellectual property to academic spin-offs. Click the link below to download spin-off deal term principles.
* Dealroom & Lakestar, The European Deep Tech Report 2023 (2023)