As one of the three main drivers of the Dutch economy, the Brainport region accounts for almost a quarter of all Dutch exports. The area benefits from the highest level of investment in innovation in the Netherlands and therefore enjoys an exceptionally strong competitive position relative to the rest of the world. The Brainport region is the cradle of industrial high-tech.

The Brainport region in Eindhoven attracts the highest level of investment in the Netherlands (twice as much as Amsterdam in 2012). This is one of the reasons why the region submits the highest volume of patents applications in Europe. The Brainport region has received global acclaim as an economic powerhouse with a high potential for growth. So the level of collaboration between companies in this sector is of exceptional importance.

An exceptional location for businesses

The combination of knowledge organisations and high-tech manufacturing, education and career opportunities makes the Brainport region an ideal location for international companies and professionals. ASML, the High Tech Campus and Eindhoven University of Technology are just a stone's throw away. Resulting in a mutually beneficial three-way relationship between the city, the surrounding area and state-of-the-art industry.

Collaboration as a driver for innovation

Brainport is a major European high-tech region. The Brainport area includes south-east Brabant and is a focal hub in a network that extends across the south-eastern part of the Netherlands and into neighbouring countries. The region is characterised by a climate of open innovation where collaboration is seen as a primary success factor. Companies, knowledge institutes, research organisations and government bodies jointly participate in development here.


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