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One of the core tasks of the NIDV is to engage the Dutch business community in orders obtained from the armed forces. The NIDV was established by the Ministries of Defence and Economic Affairs. This makes the NIDV unique in that it is the only sector organisation of Dutch companies that delivers products and services related to national and international security. All participants can take advantage of the NIDV’s extensive network and specialist knowledge.






Equipment and services for the National Police Corps and Royal Netherlands Military Police, the fire brigade and other emergency services are supplied by participating NIDV companies specialising in all product groups, from uniforms to vehicles and ships, and from walkie-talkies to incident rooms and cyber security.


Conducting business internationally requires specialist knowledge of the market. The NIDV gets its participants on the right track with meetings, courses and export knowledge. The NIDV works both nationally and internationally on increasing the visibility of participants through joint market research and a joint market approach. As part of this, it supports and facilitates its participants in participating in trade missions and international trade fairs.

Symposium and exhibition

The annual NIDV Symposium & Exhibition is being held this year on 17 November 2016 in the AHOY Rotterdam and is a unique event for professionals that covers the entire field of security. The event also highlights the latest technological developments in that field. In addition to companies and knowledge institutes, the ministries involved, armed forces, Defence Materiel Organisation, Security Services, Security Region, Coast Guard and National Police Corps also have stands in the exhibition.

NIDV Foundation 

The NIDV Foundation facilitates the sustainable positioning of the Dutch Defence and Security-related Industry (NL-DVI) in national and international orders (from the government and elsewhere) and in national and international supplier chains. The NL-DVI is synonymous with the highest possible quality and effectiveness of equipment, services and application-oriented knowledge. The NIDV is a strategic partner of the government in the area of defence and security and a key figure in the triple helix collaboration between the government, knowledge institutes and the business community.