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


One of Brainport’s main strengths is to bring companies together to work collaboratively. There are several clusters of companies within Brainport that work and innovate together. Entrepreneurs also mix in different networks which are often linked to a particular sector or theme.


Clusters are groups of companies that have long-term collaborative relationships. They have intrinsic commonalities because they are active in comparable sectors. They work actively together to solve challenges they cannot tackle on their own, such as technology development, internationalisation or employment needs. In some cases educational institutions and universities can also join a cluster, as can government departments. Working together in these practical business groups can strengthen a company and give it a competitive advantage. In the Brainport region we have several successful clusters, like Brainport Industries and the High Tech Software cluster.

Check out the clusters in Brainport below.

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Jasmijn Rompa
Programme director Clusters & strategy advisor (Brainport Development)

Brainport Industries

Brainport Industries is formed from the leading 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier high-tech suppliers in the Netherlands.This aim of this unique high-tech ecosystem is to better connect the suppliers in this chain, raise the level of professionalism and boost competitiveness.

Take a look at the Brainport Industries cooperation

High Tech Software Cluster

The High-tech Software Cluster is a collaboration between SMEs in the field of software development. The participating companies develop software for complex industrial processes and engineering, or for the improvement thereof.

Take a look at the cluster

Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety & Security

The Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety & Security focuses on technological and social innovations in the area of Safety & Security in the public context. New, practical solutions are developed through cooperation with public partners, academic institutions and companies.

Find out more about DITSS

Biotech Systems Platform

The Biotech Systems Platform is an incubator, promoter and designer of accelerated clustering for companies active in the crossover of high-tech and bio-lifetech sectors. Its goal is to generate new innovation opportunities, partnerships and products.

Get in touch with BSP

Slimmer Leven 2020

Slimmer Leven 2020 is a collaboration between organizations in the field of care, living and well-being, in southeast Netherlands, with a shared ambition to make significant breakthroughs in this sector to the benefit of society and the economy.

Take a look at Slimmer Leven 2020

DPI Value Centre

DPI Value Centre is an independent foundation that assists entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups with innovation in the field of polymers. Its network of experts from industrial companies and knowledge institutions can advise on all stages of business.

Read more about DPI

DSP Valley

DSP Valley is an independent cluster of excellence in smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions. It has over 100 members: universities, research institutes and companies from small start-ups to large international groups with local R&D.

Get in touch with DSP Valley