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Internationaal Netwerkburo

Internationales Netzwerkburo

Doing business without borders: The Wirtschaftsförderung Bocholt and the Gemeente Oude IJsselstreek launched the INTERREG V A project “International Network Office”. Here companies have found answers and solutions! In both municipalities there was a free service point for German-Dutch topics and questions on doing business. Specialists were pleased to assist companies! In addition, a center of expertise has been set up in Bocholt. Here, an experienced matchmaker worked out a plan of action with the companies for their desired cross-border business activities or cooperations, and supported them with their implementation by providing information and relevant contacts. In line with the companies´ demand, the matchmaker also coordinated the contact with private advisers and public institutions – both in Germany and the Netherlands. This helped the companies to save time and money! The project has strengthened cross-border contact between companies and initiated cooperation. Fundamental questions of the German-Dutch business world were also discussed at several information evenings. The International Network Office focused on entrepreneurs in the region Achterhoek and the neighbouring region around Bocholt. The service-activities of the “International Network Office” will be continued independently after the end of project.

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Planned project costs

213.407,20 €

Project Duration

1.4.2016 - 31.12.2018


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Gemeente Oude IJsselstreek

Project partners

IBOIJ (Vereniging Industrie Belang Oude Ijssel), ICER Innovatiecentrum (Stichting ICER Innovatiecentrum), Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Stadtmarketing Gesellschaft Bocholt mbH & Co. KG, IJzersterk Facilitair B.V.,


Financer Amount
EFRE / EFRO 106.069,14 €
Gemeente Oude IJsselstreek 44.546,16 €
IBOIJ (Vereniging Industrie Belang Oude Ijssel) 2.727,32 €
ICER Innovatiecentrum (Stichting ICER Innovatiecentrum) 2.727,32 €
Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Stadtmarketing Gesellschaft Bocholt mbH & Co. KG 54.609,96 €
IJzersterk Facilitair B.V. 2.727,32 €