International market opportunities for Dutch frontrunners in the Circular Economy - SMEs beware!

Do you play a role in the transition towards a circular economy? Do you have international ambitions? Take part in the international business opportunity study for the Dutch leaders in the Circular Economy.

The international potential of the Circular Economy
The circular economy offers international opportunities for Dutch business community. Our innovations can be marketed abroad through strategic international operations. The export of Dutch products and services, knowledge and expertise abroad can consolidate our leadership position internationally and contribute to the Dutch circular business models.

Objective and target group
Rijkswaterstaat wants to identify market opportunities for Dutch businesses, SMEs and research institutions that focus on the transition to the circular economy and who wish to foster their knowledge and skills abroad. Particularly, Rijkswaterstaat is looking for stakeholders from the construction, soil and civil engineering sectors (Grond, Wegen en Waterbouw, GWW). Pilot projects and showcases are also taken into account in this study. The initial regional focus of this study is Central and Eastern Europe.

In carrying out the analysis, Rijkswaterstaat aims to organize match-making sessions with stakeholders and support them in achieving their international ambitions.

The study can lead to concrete economic diplomatic activities, such as: trade missions; the development of business cases; government-to-government (G2G), knowledge-to-knowledge (K2K) and business-to-business (B2B) support. This can result in ambitious public-private partnerships, which focus on specific opportunities and dilemmas in emerging markets and developing countries. Economic diplomacy is co-organized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( and the Dutch postal network (

This international market opportunity study also contributes to the design of the Holland Circular Hotspot platform, which lends support for a strong international positioning of Dutch companies in the field of the circular economy.

Interested in knowing more about this study?
Please contact Jessica Reis Leffers,, M+31652077663.