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

About Brainport

Brainport is one of Europe’s leading technology regions, regarded worldwide as a center for innovation and high-tech. Centered in the city of Eindhoven in the Southeast Netherlands, Brainport creates solutions for the challenges facing society both today and tomorrow.

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Brainport is one of Europe’s most prominent and innovative high-tech centres. What are the strengths of Brainport?

High-tech and design go hand in hand with manufacturing entrepreneurship of the highest quality.

Cooperating and sharing knowledge are in our DNA and form the basis for the characteristic open innovation that makes Brainport smart and strong.

Brainport responds smartly to a rapidly changing world and by constantly making new connections we create opportunities. For everyone.
And in this way Brainport attracts talent and companies from all over the world.

In a unique business climate we work together on solutions to major societal challenges in areas like health, mobility, energy, food and safety and security.


Brainport on the map

Brainport Eindhoven Region comprises Southeast Brabant and is a cooperation between the 21 regional municipalities and the companies and knowledge institutions active in this region. This unique and successful cooperation has its roots in the region’s history.

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Brainport: a national leader in private innovation spending

Companies in this region are by far the biggest investors in innovation, good for 19% of the Dutch total (€13.3 bn.). Furthermore, the region’s companies dominate the list of biggest R&D investors. And as far as patents go, Brainport has been Europe’s leading region for years.

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Would you like to know more about Brainport?

Please get in touch
Joep Brouwers
Vice director (at Brainport Development)
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Brainport facts

For the first time since

unemployment fell, both regionally and nationally.
Brainport spends more than

on innovation expenses
Brainport has

first-year university science students
More than


of annual patent applications are from Brainport

Grand challenges

In Brainport our focus is to create innovative solutions for five major social challenges: health, mobility, energy, food and security. Read more

High tech

Discover a new way to the future

Read the revised strategy Brainport Next Generation

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