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A Dutch leading accountancy, tax advice, governance, risk management and compliance consultancy company is looking for automated solutions that may support medium sized companies in international trade compliance and security.




The Dutch company is looking for innovative SME's who can offer solutions to assess the validity of third party data and third party trade transactions to improve international trade compliance and security. The cooperation will be in the frame of a research or technical cooperation agreement. This technology request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open innovation platform.


The Dutch organization is one of the leading firms operating in the areas of accountancy, tax advice, governance, risk management and compliance. They have the 6th largest network company in the world in terms of staff and locations.

They have advised and supported numerous financial institutions and industrial corporations within the aerospace and defence, energy/oil & gas, technology, manufacturing and logistics in managing major integrity and reputational risks associated with their business activities. Their services range from initial scans to risk assessments and comprehensive designs and tests of effectiveness.

Definition of the request
Medium sized firms are facing difficulties in adhering to cross-border trade compliance obligations such as tax, customs and VAT, sanctions, export controls, corruption and bribery and other finance and economic crime risks. Assessments of these risks are a major hurdle for these medium sized firms in terms of costs, effort and proper understanding. In the ever-changing industry with increased regulations and a strive for efficiency, automated solutions are inevitable.

The Dutch organization is eager to create an automated solution that may help in assessing the validity of third parties and third party transactions in order to protect the small, medium sized companies and to improve their international trade compliance and security.

Cooperation with partners would be in the frame of a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.

This Technology Request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open internet platform. If an organization expresses interest before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform. After registration participants can browse free through other submissions and engage in discussions. All submissions will get feedback by the company on this open platform. The challenge closes on June 24th, 2019. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential.

Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the SME's with whom they would like to cooperate in the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, Expressions of Interest for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.

Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The Dutch organization wants to get in contact with relevant partners who have the expertise and methods to develop innovative solutions. Solutions to improve international trade compliance and security by automating validating third parties, their data and their trade transactions The partner should be an IT-expert and should be familiar with international trade.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type of partner sought:

Role of partner: SME's are invited to share their ideas and propose their solutions. After being selected, the SME will be proposed to participate in the development of a new reporting approach for this organization. The Dutch organization will provide guidance and support throughout the project proceedings.
Other types of working relationship can be offered and discussed.

What can the Dutch organization offer the partner:
The SME will leverage from this project in order to expand internationally
The SME will have the opportunity to work with the top management of the Dutch organisation to come up with innovative solutions
The SME will become an innovative and technology driven compliance and security provider for this organization

Development Stage:

Concept stage - Other stages are also interesting for this Dutch company: - Already on the market - Available for demonstration - Field Tested / Evaluated - Prototype available for demonstration

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