Maryland - Netherlands Cybersecurity Soft Landing Program
ABOUT THIS TALK
Last year, Maryland and the Netherlands initiated a multi-year cybersecurity soft landing program to help cybersecurity companies in both countries explore business opportunities overseas. Under the program, a set of Maryland cybersecurity startups go to the Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe, each year to learn about the EU market. Dutch firms, in turn, come to bwtech@UMBC to pursue business here.
This talk, held at bwtech@UMBC incubator, discusses what a soft landing is, the origins of the program, benefits and lessons learned, and how the Maryland Tech sector can continue to expand globally.
Refreshments and drinks served.
Embassy of the Netherlands — Martijn Nuijten, Attaché for Innovation, Technology & Science
Maryland Department of Commerce — Jessica Reynolds, Regional Manager, Europe International Investments and Trade
bwtech@UMBC Incubator — Jennifer Reynolds, Director of Venture Creation
Ausley Associates — Tom Jarboe, Vice President, International Programs (participant in the 2017 edition of the program)
Cost is free.
We also accept walk-ins at the door.
LOCATION & PARKING
bwtech@UMBC is located on the UMBC campus.
Address: bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator 5520 Research Park Drive, Suite 110 Catonsville, MD 21228 Map
Parking: Park in the spaces around the building. Parking is free.
MORE ABOUT THE SOFT LANDING PROGRAM
The first cohort of companies participated January to March 2017. Cybersecurity firms are invited to apply for the next cohort that takes place in 2018 – Applications are due Sept 15, 2017. (Info Flyer PDF).
The first cohort included four Maryland companies:
System 1 Inc.
Credentialed Mobile Device Security Professional (CMDSP)
Five Dutch companies came to Maryland:
European Cyber Resilience Research Network (ECRRN)
Guard from Above
Robin Radar Systems
Two of the Dutch companies (Cybersprint and ECRRN) plan to expand to Maryland on a permanent basis.