The Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO’s) comprise a network of 20 offices in 10 countries (www.nbso.nl), set up by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (www.rvo.nl), to support Dutch businesses in the challenging steps of internationalizing their business. NBSO Barcelona is part of the economic network Spain and works closely together with the Embassy in Madrid.
The services provided by a NBSO are very diverse: from the answering of specific trade questions or facilitating a contact, to providing reliable and tailor made market information and reports, as well as searching for local business partners whilst making use of a professional local network. NBSO´s also work to actively recognize trade opportunities and possible investment opportunities and proactively communicate opportunities and sector reports towards Dutch companies. Lastly NBSOs are there to promote the Netherlands = Holland Branding. This is focused a lot around fairs and events where the NBSOs facilitate Holland Branding as well as matchmaking and market introductions.
During this Smart City week in Barcelona the NBSO Barcelona helped organize the Smart City Program on Monday, hoping to showcase the local smart city strategies and facilitate new partnerships and collaborations between Dutch and Spanish cities and companies. Lastly, the team of NBSO Barcelona will be present during the Smart City event to answer all questions, facilitate matchmaking or introductions and explain the smart opportunities on the local market.