Expanding To The
United Kingdom

The Belgian startup and scale-up scene is a hidden gem within Europe, driven by innovation and strategic advantages. Despite its small size, Belgium has emerged as a significant player in the global startup ecosystem, fueled by factors like its strategic location, robust infrastructure, and supportive government policies.  Belgium’s chemical, plastics and life sciences space is a major sector, housed by a number of regions with Belgium. There a number of major startup communities in Belgium. Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent boasting capabilities of thriving hubs for startups.

If you are based in the Belgium region, and looking to establish your business in the UK, reach out to Goodwille to hear more about how we can support, and hear about the diverse range of Belgian based businesses we have facilitated the UK market entry of over the past 25 years.

Belgian Startup
Scene is Thriving

The Flanders Region, in particular, surged to become one of the fastest-growing DeepTech hubs in Belgium, witnessing a record investment of €84 million in 2022 and boasting a combined enterprise value of €1.3 billion. A similar trend unfolded in the UK, where DeepTech investment skyrocketed to unprecedented levels in 2021, with 2022-2023 marking the largest recorded growth in the sector, totaling £5.22 billion in 2022 alone. This remarkable momentum presents an immensely fertile opportunity for expansion into the UK market.

Benelux Clients


Genexis is market leader in the development and sales of high-quality active equipment for the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) market. They chose Goodwille in 2012 for the UK expansion.


Heliox specialise in switch mode power technology. They expanded to the UK in 2021.


InnoValor is research-based advice and software company in the area of digital innovations. They recently expanded to the UK in 2022.

Meet The Goodwille Benelux Specialists

  • Alexander Goodwille
    Development Director
    Languages: Swedish, English
  • Kevin Rutter
    Languages: English
  • James Service
    James Service
    Marketing Manager
    Languages: English

Why Not Come And
See Us?

Our management team regularly travel to Belgium and the Netherlands to visit clients, our network and attend events. If you are interested in meeting with us when we next visit, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Email james.service@goodwille.com for our next trip details.

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