French Tech Tour Benelux 2024 : Cyber & FinTechMeet French Cybersecurity & FinTech Companies in the Benelux
The French Tech Tour – Benelux 2024 : Cybersecurity et FinTech, allows you to launch yourself internationally on dynamic and prosperous markets while remaining in a close to France market ecosystem.
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The Netherlands, a country increasingly at the forefront in cybersecurity and payment technologies
– The Netherlands stands out for its expertise in various financial sectors, including payment technologies, core banking applications, alternative assets, and neo-banks, giving their FinTech ecosystem a unique diversity and specialization.
– The Hague is a central hub as the headquarters of the Dutch security cluster, known as ‘Security Delta’ (HSD), bringing together over 275 private and public sector companies since 2013. The combined efforts of HSD, the European Cybercrime Centre of Europol, and the NATO Communications and Information Agency strengthen the Netherlands’ position as a secure digital gateway to other European markets.
– The Netherlands asserts itself as a strategic hub for major global technology companies, attracting giants such as Netflix, Uber, Tesla, Cisco, Microsoft, and ING, reinforcing their position in the country due to its conducive environment and bilingual workforce.
– The Netherlands is a major center for fintech with over 850 companies, financial institutions, and technology firms, ranked as the second-largest fintech sector in the EU and third in terms of funding.
– The Netherlands is positioning itself as a global hub for cybersecurity, thanks to its innovative and steadily growing cybersecurity sector. Accounting for 10% of the 24 billion euros spent on the Dutch IT market, this sector experiences an annual growth of around 15%, with a particular focus on data and digital identity protection.
Belgium: the ‘Place to be’ for FinTech and Cyber.
– Being in the top 10 of the 2020 Digital Economy & Society Index rating, Belgium distinguishes itself in terms of connectivity and digital technology integration by companies.
– Belgium is home to over 100 FinTech startups, some of which have already achieved international success, such as Belfius Insurance. These startups are active in various domains, including payment, investment, insurance, and credit.
– Belgium is also a European leader in the field of cybersecurity, with companies such as Cozy Cloud and Wallix. Belgium is home to over 150 cybersecurity companies. These enterprises operate in various domains, including data protection, intrusion detection, and incident response.
– Belgium is a European leader in the field of cybersecurity, ranked 2nd out of 16 European countries in terms of cybersecurity maturity.
– Belgium has implemented a cybersecurity strategy for 2021-2025, aiming to position Belgium as one of the least vulnerable countries in the EU in terms of cybersecurity.
– Belgium is home to a dynamic community of FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, and AccountingTech, engaging in discussions on disruptive models and supporting development.
🇱🇺 Luxembourg, a leading financial center to protect against cyberattacks.
– In Luxembourg, the convergence between the cyber and FinTech ecosystems has become essential as the financial sector evolves. With the rapid growth of FinTech companies, cybersecurity has become a major priority. Regulatory technologies (RegTech) facilitate compliance, while collaboration between the two sectors gives rise to innovative solutions. The protection of financial data, transaction security, and joint awareness have become key points of convergence.
– Luxembourg ranks 11th globally and 7th in Europe in cybersecurity, with 310 companies in its steadily growing cybersecurity ecosystem over the past 20 years, of which 65% are startups since 2019.
– Luxembourg positions itself as the country that created the highest number of fintechs per capita in Europe last year, securing the first place for ‘fintechs founded per million inhabitants in 2021’ and the second place for ‘transactions per million inhabitants’.
– Cybersecurity in Luxembourg relies on active public-private collaboration, with the Ministry of the Economy playing a key role. The sector is characterized by a diversity of actors, with 50% being less than 5 years old, and a strong presence of BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) companies, contributing to 79% of businesses at the core of the activity.
– With over 550 startups for a population of 600,000 inhabitants, Luxembourg establishes itself as an essential hub for startups looking to scale, boasting strengths such as a unique multicultural environment and a strong international orientation.
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