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The Hague Signs a MoU with Karnataka Government

The Hague has signed a MoU with the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka for collaboration in fields of Health, Cybersecurity, Agri-tech and Peace & Justice.

(L-R) Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor of the City of The Hague, Prashant Kumar Mishra, MD, KITS, Department of IT, BT, Govt. of Karnataka, Gert Heijkoop, Consul-General of the Netherlands in Bangalore, Ekant Tyagi, EY

The MoU, which is a renewal of an earlier MoU signed in 2016, will focus on identifying partnerships for tech innovation facilitation, startup exchanges and nurturing talent on both sides.

Speaking on the occasion Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor of The Hague said, “The Hague believes in close international cooperation between government, science and industry. In our region, we are fortunate to have such close cooperation: top universities, tech hubs, economic top sectors, including Indian companies like HCL and Tech Mahindra, and a government that promotes regional cooperation. And now we are proud to underpin this by signing the MoU with the State of Karnataka”.

Prashant Kumar Mishra, Director, Department of IT & BT said that “We are indeed delighted to see our relationship with The Hague, which started in IT BIZ during 2016, deepen further at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. Parties of today’s cooperation shall further grow our mutually beneficial relationship in the fields of Health, Cybersecurity, Agri-tech and Peace & Justice we as we move forward.”

Indian companies JK Technosoft and eMuhdra announce opening business in The Netherlands

Also, at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019, JK Technosoft formally announced the opening of its European headquarters in The Hague. JK Technosoft (JKT), is part of JK Group, globally recognized for its technology innovation, quality solutions and services.

eMudhra has recently set up a company in The Hague in Netherlands to offer trust services, cyber security and artificial intelligence solutions to customers in the European Union. eMudhra was attracted to The Hague because of its reputation in promoting companies focused on cyber security. eMudhra thanks The Hague business agency for the continued support it received in helping set up its first presence in the European Union.

Local Dutch government officials welcomed JKT and eMuhdra to The Hague.

Synergy between India and The Hague

One of the key deciding factors for the companies to choose The Hague is it’s central strategic location, proximity to potential customers, multilingual workforce alongside its knowledge base and ease of doing business. The Netherlands is one of the world’s most technologically progressive countries. In addition, the fact that there are already several leading Indian IT & Technology companies based in The Hague, was a strong argument in favour of choosing this city.

“After deciding on The Netherlands as a destination, the decision to be in The Hague was obvious, since it has a precedence of incubating tech companies in an ecosystem where it thrives.”, says Basudev Pal, Director of JKT Europe.


Nitisha Dubey

I am a Journalist with a post graduate degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. I love reading non-fiction books, exploring different destinations and varieties of cuisines. Biographies and historical movies are few favourites.

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