FDI is a Dutch enterprise that enhances the growth of innovative companies and brings new valorisations to the market.


24 Companies

Revenue €100 MLN+

Employees 900+

FDI (previously: TNO Companies) is a joint venture between TNO and First Dutch, a company owned by Peter Goedvolk. It combines entrepreneurship with valorisation expertise. The main purpose of the merged company is to progress innovation and employment in the innovative sector in the Netherlands.

FDI currently has a large number (24) of innovative companies as well as investments in innovative companies, in a variety of industries. Our goal is to bring innovation and entrepreneurship together in an open environment. By working in close cooperation with knowledge-based institutions in the Netherlands, FDI wants to further expedite and enhance the progress of innovative companies and bring multiple new valorisations to the market.

Currently, the main focus areas of FDI are:

TIC (testing, inspection and certification)

One can identify growing demand for independent certificates, a tendency towards increased and more strict regulations and more outsourcing of TIC-related activities by companies, all of which has boosted the international TIC-sector. Recent examples include Volkswagen’s emission scandal, which has emphasised the need for independent testing, inspection and certification. FDI has a strong position in the global metrology sector with renowned companies such as VSL and NMi, and we aim to expand our stake in the TIC industry in the coming years.

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The world’s rapidly multiplying population is increasingly living longer, and healthier. Diseases are becoming classified as ‘chronic’ rather than ‘terminal’ while there is a growing attention for and knowledge about the development and testing of substances in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. Several FDI companies possess and are constantly developing such important and unique information. FDI aims to contribute to progress in the life science and e-health sector with its current as well as future portfolio companies.

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Following global trends such as the increased scarcity of fossil fuels and global warming, there is growing demand for sustainable alternative resources. Building on extensive experience in the energy sector, FDI welcomes the latest developments within the sustainable energy sector and welcomes the opportunity to help new initiatives progress into successful companies in this rapidly changing environment.

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Gina van der Werf CEO

Michel van Bremen

FDI is continuously looking for the latest disruptors and new valorisation initiatives

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