Brainport

Is a leading technology region in Europe. Located in the Southeast Netherlands, with Eindhoven at its heart, this top technology region of world standing creates solutions for the societal challenges of tomorrow

About Brainport

Programmes & networks

The Brainport region is home to many initiatives that offer support to SME entrepreneurs in the form of expertise, tools and services. However, it’s not always easy for entrepreneurs to get a clear overview of all the initiatives on offer, and it’s often difficult for the entrepreneur to find the right party to meet their need.



Below is a selection. A full list can be found at Business Compass.

Take a look at several programmes & networks in Brainport

POPP for starters

Do you have a great idea for a new product with huge opportunities, but lack the experience, knowledge and capital to get it to market? POPP for Starters provides an experienced team of hands-on experts and investors to help you.

Develop your idea

HighTech XL

HighTech XL is an accelerator for start-up tech companies based at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Twenty new international companies compete for ten places each year, which get them ready for an investment round in just three months.

Accelerate your business

Bright Move

Bright Move has two funding options for promising initiatives: the pre-seed fund aimed at the starter who wants to develop an innovative product or service, and the proof-of-concept fund which grants loans to test technical feasibility in a specific application.

Get your idea moving

The automotive startup turbo

As the startup & scaleup management organisation for the automotive & mobility sector Shift2Start can help you to realise these ambitions by connecting your idea to the right partners in the automotive value chain.

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