The Ministry of Security and Justice is launching an innovative programme with the objective to cooperate with innovators: the Startup in Residence Program (SiR).

This programme challenges startups to come-up with solutions to five pre-selected social issues in the field of Security and Justice. There is also a wildcard available in the area of ​​’punitive measures and protection’.  We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative startups who are willing to join us on this journey.

Three startups will be given the opportunity to present their idea, and they will, subsequently pitch it in front of a professional jury. Finally, the jury will select five winners (one per social issue and possibly one for the wildcard). These startups will be admitted to participate in the SiR Programme. They will, furthermore, be provided with development budget and will attend the training and mentoring programme.

Startups can apply until Friday 13 October 2017, 12:00 hours when they have an idea that does not yet exist and can help solve one of the social issues. As you all can see the countdown has begun!… 4 more days to go! 4 more days to check-out the programme! We look forward to welcoming your application!!!