Oost NL

East Netherlands Development Agency helps entrepreneurs innovate

Helping innovative entrepreneurs to move forward. Supporting companies to start up or expand. Giving start-ups and growing SMEs a capital boost. Modernizing business parks.
That, in brief, is what East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) is doing.

We focus on innovative entrepreneurs in food, health, cleantech and technology. Eastern Netherlands is strong in the groundbreaking sectors of Agri-Food, Cleantech & Energy, Life Sciences and HighTech. Innovation and entrepreneurship are our passion. Innovation improves competitiveness and provides economic prosperity.

  • Plans for establishment or expansion?
  • Do you want innovation?
  • Need money?


Our people at Oost NL work daily to support entrepreneurs and municipalities. They operate from our location in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Oost NL has unique expertise at home, a large network among entrepreneurs and government agencies and provides services free of cost to you. Oost NL offers enterprises a complementary helping hand to commercially available options. Committed, energetic, solution oriented and with a heart for entrepreneurs and Eastern Netherlands.


Oost NL is commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel.