Dutch network

Within The Netherlands we work with well renowned partners that complement our network and expertise. Below you find an overview.


Versnellingshuis: Nederland circulair! (‘Accelaration house: Netherlands Circular’) helps Dutch entrepreneurs with circular ambitions. They share inspiring examples and give advice and refer companies to the right support. Through matchmaking they bring entrepreneurs into contact with each other. Their network of experts offer customized solutions for complex issues. In addition, they set up new circular supply chains together with entrepreneurs.


NLinBusiness.com stimulates Dutch SME entrepreneurs to do business internationally in the most effective and efficient way. In carefully selected Cities of Opportunity they are building a network of NL Business Hubs; to connect Dutch entrepreneurs with local business service providers. Through inspiring stories, tips and tricks and market reports, they help the entrepreneur in a practical way. NLinBusiness is an initiative of employer organizations VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland.

Circle Economy

Circle Economy is a not-for-profit organisation which mission is to accelerate the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy. The organization is based in The Netherlands and works internationally to connect and empower a global community to create the conditions for systemic transformation. They work alongside businesses, cities and governments to identify opportunities to make the transition to the circular economy, and provide a powerful combination of practical and scalable solutions to turn these opportunities into reality.


The circular economy offers opportunities and challenges around the globe. CIRCO has developed a unique yet simple method that is inspiring, activating and that supports creatives and professionals within the manufacturing industry to create circular business.

Het Groene Brein

With a network of almost 150 scientists in The Netherlands, Het Groene Brein (‘The Green Brain’) supports entrepreneurs who want to take steps towards a new, sustainable economy. Het Groene Brein develops long term visions, connects scientists to companies and organizes breakthrough projects.

Groene Groeiers

The VNO-NCW network Groene Groeiers consists of entrepreneurs who invest in the development of a circular economy and energy transition. In the closed community, entrepreneurs from different sectors find each other on sustainable challenges; from scale up, family business to multinational. The collaboration leads to innovative processes, products and services that are sustainable and profitable.

Amsterdam Economic Board

The Amsterdam Economic Board launched a circular economy programme for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in January 2015. The region’s ambition for 2025 is to be worldwide frontrunner in finding smart solutions for the limited availability of resources and realizing innovation and new business development.

Together with the Amsterdam Harbour Authority and the Schiphol Area Development Company a Holland Circular Hotspot magazine with cases from the Amsterdam metropolitan region was published in 2019.


Circulair Friesland

An analysis of the (raw) material flows of Friesland, one of the Northern provinces of The Netherlands, inspired some hundred entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions, (social) organizations and governments to start the Circular Friesland Association in 2016. Together they work on circular possibilities, Frisian opportunities and promising cycles.


Envaqua is the Dutch industry association of water and environmental technology companies. Technological solutions are indispensable for returning to clean fresh air, water, soil and raw materials. Envaqua has 115 member companies active worldwide in  these four sectors and at the intersections between them.