Business Development Friesland helps other organisations to grow.

We connect businesses, schools and governments and support them to realise their economic and social ambitions. Both regionally in Friesland as well as internationally.

BDF and Inqubator events:

Fuckup Night 16 March 19.30 - 22.00 Kanselarij Leeuwarden

Entrepreneurship days Friese Poort 15 & 16 March Kanselarij Leeuwarden

Business Contact Days 21 & 22 March WTC Expo Leeuwarden

Our international programme:

UpgradeSME, Stuttgart, DE, 3-4 April

RESTART, Barcelona, ES, 6-7 April

SFOFR, Berlin, DE, 25-26 April

I-STEP, Leitrim, IT, 11-12 May

Our home town of Leeuwarden is elected to be European Capital of Culture in 2018!

Visit the website and get to know our city, region and be surprised!
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Latest news

Read our BDF newsletter - February 2017!

We just relased our BDF newsletter with news about:Learning from business failure through RESTART and FuckupNight Goodbye to our Cypriotic students Fresh business ideas from Spain COMEET+ tr...

COMEET+ entrepreneurship for youth

A career in the public sector is something parents aspire for their kids, especi...

Raising entrepreneurial attitudes through I-STEP

In recent years, VET colleges have shown impressive progress in developing entre...

Project IPEC Moving into E- stage

Would-be IPEC Coaches travelled from across Europe to the small town of Earl Shi...

ENTERPRISE Learning Mobility

BDF is excited to be awarded the job to host 36 students from Cyprus and their a...

INVEST in financial literacy

With our Inqubator Leeuwarden, we have joined the INVEST initiative. This initiative helps micro entrepreneurs to improve their financial literacy.Frank joined the first meeting on Oct. 27-2...

I-STEP granted

On behalf of the Lithuanian vocational college KSPMC, BDF successfully applied for an Erasmus+ Strategic partnership.Core aim of the I-STEP project is to enhance international entrepreneuria...

Spanish entrepreneurs in our incubator

In November we will host 3 Spanish entrepreneurs in our Inqubator Leeuwarden for...

Field trip to Copenhagen and Malmö!

On the 3rd and 4th of October Lennard and Nynke took the board of BDF on a field...

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