BRAINPORT EXCELS AT TECHNOLOGY
Our region is characterized by leading in the latest technologies, system integration and social innovation. Brainport excels in technological disciplines tech systems, materials and data science. Private spending on R&D and the number of patents applied for in the region have been at an unprecedented level internationally for many years. These strengths can also be leveraged for future growth. To encourage companies to stay in the region for their R&D, we need to dramatically increase the amount of publicly funded R&D that takes place here. To this end we’ll intensify our lobbying at national and European government level, a process that will pay dividends for both the Netherlands and Europe. Recent scientific studies have shown that each euro spent on private R&D leads to 2.30 euros of additional economic growth. We will also be internationally promoting our unique technological and manufacturing competencies in much greater detail, along with the quality of our open innovation campuses and institutions. This is vital if we are to continue to attract foreign investors and companies. The areas where Brainport excels can make a difference to our future.