The cooperation between startups on either side of the border has been endorsed with a declaration of intent by the Province of Gelderland and the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The main objective of the cross-border program is to collect and share knowledge and networks to create awareness for the ecosystem on both sides of the border.
“The Dutch and Germans complement each other in many ways. At the same time, we see that the ecosystems in both countries are not sufficiently intertwined. With the X-Borders program we want to strengthen the interaction between startups and hubs in the Netherlands and Germany, "says project leader Hans Brouwers.