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Brainport – accelerating high-tech growth


Brainport, with Eindhoven at its heart, has become Europe’s beating high-tech region in recent years. Not just a place on the map but a state of mind. This is the Brainport philosophy, a unique form of collaboration that lays the foundation for open innovation: sharing knowledge to multiply knowledge. High-tech and design go hand in hand with top-quality manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Brainport is so much more than the sum of its parts and, as such, is an accelerator of growth. Collaboration and cooperation, a considerable dose of intelligence and the ability to constantly adapt help accelerate the economy and get the individual moving, attracting talented students, knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.


Brainport is also a magnet for tomorrow. Together we can develop the products and services that will solve the societal challenges of the future. Making products that the world longs for.


Co-creating the future.

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Bits Blog: Philips and Ericsson to Use Streetlights to Expand Cellphone Coverage

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Top Tech Capitals In The World: Eindhoven

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Mint Solutions raises EUR 4.4 mln in a Series A to fund the roll-out of its medication safety system

Mint Solutions Holding BV (Mint Solutions) has raised EUR 4.425 million in Series A funding led by Life Sciences Partners (LSP) and co-led by Seventure Partners with participation from existing investors. As part of this investment the company will relocate headquarters to the Netherlands to further grow sales of their flagship MedEye product.

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SEGULA Technologies has been awarded ‘A’ supplier status by Volvo

SEGULA Technologies has been awarded the “A” supplier status by Volvo. The company in Eindhoven has been selected by the car manufacturer to receive both Time and Material (Consulting/Technical Assistance) as well as Development In-house Assignments (Work Packages). This makes Segula Technologies an attractive development partner for customers in the automotive industry.

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Holst Centre IP available to start-ups and SMEs

Holst Centre and the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) today announce a new, long-term strategic partnership to help small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) convert Holst Centre’s knowledge and patents into new innovations. The BOM will make this knowledge available to innovative SMEs and start-ups via licensing agreements, accelerating their entry into the emerging high-tech market for flexible electronics and wireless sensor systems.

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Solliance: The Catalyst for Leading Success in Solar

In the heart of High Tech Campus Eindhoven, the next phase of an intriguing plan is taking shape. The brightest and best across various disciplines of thin film photovoltaic solar energy are busy moving into a bright new 3 storey building.

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Ioniqa Technologies BV, Bright Move BV and TU/e Innovation Lab announce a funding

High-tech chemical company Ioniqa Technologies BV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), Bright Move BV and TU/e Innovation Lab are delighted to announce that they have finalized funding of €300.000,- for the upscaling of Ioniqa’s PET (plastics) recycling process. This unique clean-tech process allows all kinds of PET (plastics) to be converted into raw materials, building blocks for virgin PET, which contribute to the circular economy.

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TU/e again has strongest collaboration with industry worldwide

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the strongest collaboration with industry of all universities worldwide. This is shown by the CWTS Leiden Ranking, which is published today. Fifteen percent of all scientific publications are the result of collaboration with industry, and TU/e has led the list each year since it was first published in 2009.

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Quiz Night XL: From Einstein to iPhone

The Quiz Night XL on Friday evening the 23rd of May is one of the highlights of the Dutch Technology Week. In the ‘Klokgebouw’ at ‘Strijp S’ in Eindhoven, 1250 contestants will battle in teams until one team is crowned the smartest. The tantalizing quiz is the centerpiece, but visitors will also be entertained with music and acts during the breaks.

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Amaze yourself during the Dutch Technology Week

Those who want to experience their future today, can go to the Dutch Technology Week (DTW) in Brainport Eindhoven Region. From the 18th until the 24th of May we will be presenting the newest gadgets and inspired products that will soon become part of everyday life. The third edition of the DTW is all about the theme ‘Week of Wonders’, and will be officially opened on the 19th of May by Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs, during the ‘Smart meets Smart’ event.

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Brainport Talent Centre recruiting talents

In the past weeks, the Brainport Talent Centre (BTC) attended several national and international career events to recruit talents in technology. In particular students, PhD’s and postdocs in the field of IT, engineering and physics could register at the BTC. “The interest was great”, Marc Jacobs from Brainport Development said. In Boston and Leuven he spoke with interested candidates on behalf of BTC.

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30 Years of ASML - From Shed To World Leader

KPMG Competitive Alternatives Index 2014: Eindhoven / Brabant offers foreign investors value for money

The US firm KPMG today released the results of its independent investigation into global cost levels for business locations. Eindhoven found itself in second place for Western Europe as an attractive option for investors, with only Manchester having lower location costs. The international KPMG Competitive Alternatives Index, which employs substantiated figures, only adds further lustre to the high Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) scores that the fDi magazine awarded to Brabant and Brainport Eindhoven in February.

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Free public procurement workshop

Fast tracking your succes through winning public sector business!

Are you a start-up company with growth potential? Are you looking for new deals? Have you ever considered bidding for governmental or municipality contracts? Public procurement workshop will help you to get familiar with your deal options in public sector. Our range of public procurement experts (UK and NL) will guide you on your path to winning public sector contracts. Don't miss your opportunity, this workshop is provided free of charge!

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Eindhoven and Brabant honored in Cannes

Financial Times praises Dutch regions for their investment climate

Brainport Eindhoven and the province of Brabant received several awards today at the international real estate fair MIPIM in Cannes, for their high ranking in the Financial Times survey of 'fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future”. The Times ranked Eindhoven third on the overall European Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index) and first on the ranking for Western Europe. According to the British financial authority, the center of the high-tech region Brainport is an excellent place to invest in the future. The province of Brabant received an award for its top position in the ranking of regions with the best fDi Strategy.

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The Number of International Knowledge Workers Triples in the South Netherlands

Research in line with positive news in Financial Times

The number of international knowledge workers in Noord-Brabant and Limburg has tripled since 2007 to more than 13.000. The total population of economic active internationals has doubled in that same period, and now numbers 70.000. According to the research, Eindhoven is the most popular city to live and work in. One day after the Financial Times announced that Brainport Region Eindhoven is in third place, after London and Helsinki, when it comes to ‘Best European region for FDI’, Holland Expat Center South discloses the results of its own research on internationals in the South Netherlands.

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Financial Times predicts bright future for Eindhoven

Brainport Eindhoven has Europe's best investment climate after London and Helsinki

The investment climate in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) is the best in Europe after London and Helsinki. In the overall ranking of its Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index), the Financial Times ranks Eindhoven in third place. The heart of the high-tech Brainport region, is an excellent place to invest in the future according to the British financial authority. With its place in the top three, Eindhoven has made an unprecedented leap in the fDi rankings, which are closely followed by international investors. Never before has a Dutch city been so high on this list.

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A new renaissance is about to begin

Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, visited Eindhoven in the second week of january. He was the key-note speaker at The New Horizon, the new years meeting at the Evoluon for over a thousand represenatives from education, industry and regional government from the Brainport region Eindhoven. We had a brief interview with Zacharilla prior to his speech.

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Xeltis appoints Nobel prize winner prof. Jean-Marie Lehn to it's advisory board

Xeltis, a privately held medical device company dedicated to transforming standards of care in heart valve replacement and vascular surgery, has announced that Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Ph.D., has joined its scientific advisory board. Lehn is co-winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in supramolecular chemistry, the science that Xeltis used as the basis for its self-healing implant technology. He joins the company’s scientific advisory board in the midst of its first-in-human feasibility study at the prestigious Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow. 

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Launch action plan 'Make it in the Netherlands!'


New PACCAR Parts Distribution Center opens for business

On 19 July 2013 PACCAR Parts has opened its new state-of-the-art PACCAR Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Eindhoven. The new parts distribution centre has a surface area of 26,000 m², can store over 65,000 different truck parts and will play an important role in the continued growth of DAF Trucks in the European market. The construction of the new PDC involved an investment of around €30 million.

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Forbes: Eindhoven world's most inventive city

Eindhoven is, according to Forbes magazine, hands-down the most inventive city in the world based on one of the most commonly used metrics for mapping the geography of innovation, which is called “patent intensity.”


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