Want to know more about our support?
About the programme
Going Dutch is an early stage exporter programme, designed to help Northern Ireland companies develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to export beyond the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
The Netherlands is a good starter market for new and inexperienced exporters. Its proximity, relative ease of access, trading culture and acceptance of English as a business language make it the ideal starter market for exporting into Europe.
The Programme includes one-to-one business support and mentoring, tailored market research, group workshops, in-market group visit to the Netherlands to meet with pre-qualified potential Dutch partners, follow-up assistance and support for five further individual visits.
How can it help my business?
Going Dutch is designed for Invest NI customers who have:
- Less than 75 employees in the business
- Limited or no experience selling outside of Great Britain and Republic of Ireland
- Identified commercial reasons to explore export opportunities in the market
- A suitable product or tradeable service that is adaptable for export
- Financial stability and resources to develop and maintain an export market
How to apply
The application window for Going Dutch is currently closed.
The Programme will be delivered through a series of in-person workshops at Invest NI headquarters in Belfast, alongside 1:1 mentoring support.
Dates for the winter/spring 2023-2024 schedule are:
|Monday 4 December 2023, Invest HQ, Belfast
Researching the Market, Market Entry Strategy, Perfect Partner Profile
|Monday 26 February 2024, Invest NI, Belfast
Presenting your Company, Logistics, Developing the Partnership
|Monday 15 April 2024, Invest NI, Belfast
|Three-Day Market Visit: Meeting with potential Dutch partners
|Monday 22 April 2024 – Thursday 25 April 2024, Amsterdam
Find out more about the Grow Beyond Programme.
Participants on the current cohort of the programme
|AW Control Systems Ltd
|Connex Offsite Limited
|Louise Brogan Ltd
|Samuel Lamont and Sons Limited