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International Business Development in and via Curaçao.
The Spin Off Curaçao (SPOC) project in Curaçao is aiming for economic development through entrepreneurship and investments in Curaçao using the entrepreneurship potential from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. TSI continues the SPOC project with the support of CINEX, which cooperates with the Ministry of Economic Development of Curaçao. The focus will be on existing companies who want to do business in Latin America and who want to use Curaçao as a stepping stone (HUB). Projectleader is Arjan de Bruijn Debruin@innovation.nl

Research assignment on 'HUB' functions with a focus on Curaçao 2015.
The University of Twente researchers are engaged to do a scientific survey on hub functions with a practical application on the Dutch caribean islands in 2015.

IPC Energy & Sustainability 2012-2015
At the end of 2012 TopSpin International again has been awarded with an "Innovatie Prestatie Contract" by Agentschap NL. Through this contract 13 innovative high tech companies in the Eastern part of The Netherlands are supported in realising their innovation ambitions in mutual coooperation. This project will be realised with the support of VentureLab International, the business generation and acceleration incubator and the University of Twente with a special focus on business model generatioan and succesfull business cooperation. Total subsidy is about € 350.000. Projectleader is chairman mr. Jaap van Tilburg.

IPC Biotechnology & Medical Engineering 2012-2014
In the beginning of 2012 TopSpin International has been awarded with an "Innovatie Prestatie Contract" on biotechnology and medical engineering by Agentschap NL. Through this contract 16 innovative high tech companies in the Eastern part of The Netherlands are supported in realising their innovation ambitions in mutual coooperation. This project will be realised with the support of VentureLab International, the business generation and acceleration incubator and the University of Twente. Total subsidy is about € 500.000. Projectleader is chairman mr. Jaap van Tilburg.

IPC Sustainable Technology 2011-2013
TopSpin International has been awarded in 2011 with an "Innovatie Prestatie Contract" by Agentschap NL. Through this contract 17 innovative high tech companies in the Eastern part of The Netherlands are supported in realising their innovation ambitions in mutual coooperation. This project will be realised with the support of VentureLab International, the business generation and acceleration incubator and the University of Twente. Total subsidy is about € 550.000. Projectleader is chairman mr. Jaap van Tilburg.

Incubator feasibility study in Curaçao.
TopSpin International has completed a feasibility study for a new business incubator in Curaçao for SeDECK in 2010. The project teammembers were: Dick van Barneveld and Jaap van Tilburg (TSI), Rob de Koning (director BTC-Twente), Henny ten Hag (real estate - investor), professor Aard Groen (Nikos - University of Twente) and Randy Curiel (SeDECK).

Innomeet: partnersearch for new business development
TopSpin chairman Jaap van Tilburg started a new internet service for innovators who are looking for a partner for new business development. Check www.innomeet.com to meet your innovation partner.

South Eastern Europe
TSI projects are running from 2007 in South Eastern Europe (Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia Herzegowina). Our experts lead 'train the trainer' workshops to enable regional trainers for new entrepreneurs.

Latin America
TSI is member of the CHILI EU Platform
At the same time TSI is working on new initiatives to promote university spin-off activities in Latin America.

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