The research has been finished! In the upcoming weeks the team will present the results to the responsible people of the embassy. You can read more about the results in the IRSP magazine that will be published on this website soon!
The current IRSP-year is coming to a close and so is this research. In the past weeks the team has worked hard on processing our data and interviews. The process of starting to write the actual research is behind them and they expect to be finished before the set deadline so that they will have enough time to thoroughly revise.
That’s the progress for now; we hope that you will be just as enthusiastic for the end-result as we are!
Surveys and Interviews
Last week the group had their third research day where they made considerable progress. First of all our outline was finalised and surveys were sent out to a large amount of startups in the Netherlands and Israel. The aim of this survey is to determine which factors contribute to a favourable startup climate and whether this climate is perhaps specific per region. This is a crucial step in the research process. Besides this, the group is conducting several interviews with experts in the field of startup companies. This mixture between data from companies and in-depth questions from experts results in an interesting mix that lets the researchers draw surprising conclusions.
At this point in time the groups have been formed and the research is well on its way! The group has had the first meeting at the Israeli embassy in The Hague where they discussed and the research outline was approved. To kick-start the process, the four researchers held a research-day, which was both a lot of fun and very productive. Currently we are arranging to meet companies to conduct in-depth interviews to substantiate the case studies.