Invest Utrecht

About Invest Utrecht

Invest Utrecht is the foreign investment agency of the province of Utrecht, a one-stop shop for practical assistance and information to assist companies establish, maintain and expand their operations in the region. Invest Utrecht and its team of local experts offer a wide range of services, from building permits and finding suitable offices to employment law issues to understanding tax incentives and helping with business development.

Key Industries

IT | Gaming | Serious gaming | Life Sciences & Health | Food and Nutrition | Medtech | Pharma/Biotech

Regional Strengths

The Utrecht Region offers an excellent quality of life, with a combination of vibrant cities and villages and a wide range of recreational opportunities.
Conveniently located the centre of the Netherlands, Utrecht Region is within easy reach of the rest of the world. Its excellent infrastructure and transport network make it the ideal location for international companies and it is the most competitive region in mainland Europe according to the European Commission.
Utrecht has an attractive climate for start-ups and a strong tradition of excellence in business services. The region is home to world-class universities and scientific research institutes and it has the most highly-educated workforce in the Netherlands. This creates a pool of highly-skilled employees and research talent, particularly in nutrition, health and IT.
Utrecht Science Park is the biggest science park in the Netherlands and offers a dynamic environment for education, business and research while the Food Valley initiative is a network of more than 140 companies and research institutes in the field of food and agriculture.

Who’s Here
More than 1,000 international companies already have operations in Utrecht Region including: Active Ants, Atos, Bayer, DHL, Footlocker, FrieslandCampina, Fujitsu, Genmab, GlaxoSmithKline, Hudson’s Bay, Kawasaki Motors, K+N, Mediq, Merus, Mitsubishi Elevator Europe, Nutricia Research, Nintendo, Oracle, PepsiCo, Ubisoft, UPS, VodafoneZiggo, XPO, Yokogawa

Success Story

"The big advantage of being in Utrecht is that a number of our customers have offices here as well. We benefit from being located in close proximity to them. In addition, our employees live all over the country and the Utrecht area is very central and easy to get to."

René van Stiphout Country Leader Oracle, the Netherlands

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