Holland Innovation Network

The Holland Innovation Network at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore and in Malaysia focusses on innovation, technology and science collaborations between Southeast Asia and the Netherlands. We facilitate matchmaking, answer questions about R&D developments and present initiatives for collaboration between companies, research institutes and government. To inform the Dutch R&D community we publish articles about developments in Southeast Asia and opportunities for the Dutch ecosystem. By organizing seminars and workshops we inform and inspire on a wide range of topics. The focus areas of the Holland Innovation Network are: ‘Smart City & Smart Industry’, ‘Circular Economy’, ‘Water & Maritime’ and ‘Life Sciences & Health’.

The Holland Innovation Network reports to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Holland Innovation Network informs, inspires and connects governmental agencies, companies and universities from the Netherlands to partners for innovation in Southeast Asia.

Meet the Team

  Ms Natalie Koot
Advisor for Technology, Innovation and Science
Holland Innovation Network
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Natalie Koot is Advisor for Innovation, Technology & Science at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. She heads the team of the Holland Innovation Network.

Previously Natalie worked at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, a research institute of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), comparing innovation ecosystems in a number of city regions around the world. A job that has made her familiar with the ambitious plans of smart nation Singapore. Her background is in policy research and  she worked in several roles within Government and Parliament in the Netherlands. A recurring theme during her career is developing policies, advice and delivering projects through strong collaboration of governments, knowledge institutes and/or companies.

  Ms Astrid Seegers
Advisor for Technology, Innovation and Science
Holland Innovation Network
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ms Astrid Seegers is Advisor for Innovation, Technology & Science at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Astrid obtained her BBA at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Nijmegen. She moved to Singapore in 2012, and worked as consultant for supply chain and process management. In 2015 she joined the Netherlands Embassy in Singapore.