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

Europe's leading technology region where innovation meets investment

Brainport is the leading technology region located in the Southeast Netherlands. This area is a hotbed for innovation and home to world-class businesses,knowledge institutes and research institutions. Together, they design and manufacture the technology of tomorrow.

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World-class clusters

Brainport is home to world class businesses and R&D institutes. The strength of Brainport can be found in top clusters which are globally competitive. These range from various areas of expertise such as Health, High Tech Systems and Smart Materials , Mobility, Energy and Food. The presence of several large companies coupled with an extensive network of high tech suppliers is key to this development. This is further aided by the presence of world-class universities, hospitals and research institutes. The resulting clusters of expertise make the Brainport Region very attractive to investors.

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The leading area for innovative technology

Brainport is a favourable location for innovative technology-oriented companies, ranging  from large international companies to small suppliers. It is home to global players such as ASML, FEI, DAF, VDL, NXP, Stork and Philips. Factors that contribute to this investment friendly clime include industry cross collaboration, a highly skilled workforce as well as proximity to important markets. For instance, the 150 kilometre  hub around Eindhoven has a population of nearly 40 million people with above-average incomes. Access to Eindhoven is growing and how, with access to international airports, as well as via road, rail and water.

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Brainport Campus Community

Campuses form the centres of gravity for the open innovation  ecosystem. The Brainport region distinguishes itself with its unique open innovation system that results from collaboration, exchange of knowledge and close proximity. From this open innovation ecosystem,  clusters of companies and knowledge institutes develop, at the competitive edge of technology, possible solutions for social challenges. These strengths make Brainport leading in innovation and an attractive place for new R&D institutes and companies.

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How can we help?

For investing in the Brainport area as well as providing businesses with an entry point into the economic ecosystem, the Brainport International team assists foreign businesses, investors and knowledge workers in identifying, launching and capitalising on business opportunities in the Brainport Eindhoven Region, free of charge.

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Naomie Verstraeten
Programme director Brainport International Programme

Brainport facts

Regional economy is growing fast with


this share being higher than the Dutch average of 2 %
Brainport spends more than

on innovation expenses
Brainport has a relatively high Number of fast-growing companies


this share being higher than the Dutch average (8%)
Regional export of Industrial goods has increased with almost


and also nationally this sector has shown growth

Grand Challenges

In Brainport we develop innovative and creative solutions for five major social challenges: health, mobility, energy, food and security. Read more

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Discover a new way to the future

Read about the Brainport Next Generation strategy

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