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The Young Brainport Summer School (YBSS) offers room to 40 top talents in the age of 15 to 18 years from all around the world. The participants will get acquainted with the Brainport Eindhoven region in a unique and unforgettable way. Their great interest and passion for science and technology will be encouraged by demonstrating the most advanced technological research and world class applications of our region. Combined with a good mixture of social activities with talented peers, YBSS is “a life-changing experience”. The second edition of the Young Brainport Summer School took place from Saturday August 19th till Saturday August 26th 2017. Click here for more information about the Young Brainport Summer School 2018. 

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YBSS offers a well balanced and challenging program consisting of:

  • High-level theory taught by renowned professors and business leaders that goes far beyond what is taught through traditional text books and courses in high school.
  • Small group research projects and cases that will stretch the students´ understanding of the physical world and how to convert the knowledge gained into new technological developments.
  • Exciting visits to research- and knowledge institutes, labs and companies to see and experience various applications of the theory in practice.
  • Social activities to get to know fellow students who think alike.


The students will be supervised throughout the entire week. During program hours, the students are supervised by the program coordinator. Outside of the program hours, they will be supervised by experienced supervisors. These supervisors will stay at the same accommodation as the students and plan and supervise a variety of evening and weekend social activities. Parents may contact the program coordinator should they need to reach students at any time during the summer school.


The Brainport Eindhoven Region is a vibrant and highly innovative region existing of 21 municipalities located in the Southeast of the Netherlands. Brainport, with Eindhoven at its heart, plays a decisive role as one of the key cornerstones of the Dutch economy. As an innovative top technology region, Brainport defines the competitiveness of the Netherlands. Its strength lies in the combination of high-tech, design and a unique model of collaboration in which opportunities that are generated by the rapidly changing world around us are seized. A culture of open innovation predominates: partners from all disciplines collaborate, share and multiply knowledge. Those with a scientific background work together with market researchers, designers, sociologists and psychologists thereby boosting economic growth and contributing to a sustainable, healthy, safe and secure society.


YBSS offers companies and organisations the possibility to ally themselves to the program by giving a financial contribution to (parts of) the organisation of the program. Do you want to find out more about the possibilities? Get in touch with us via

Take a look at previous years
Young Brainport Summer School - 2017

Young Brainport Summer School - 2016


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Mieke Zijlstra
Projectcoordinator Young Brainport Summerschool

The Young Brainport Summer School is an initiative of Brainport Development and the Brainport Schools and is the result of a close collaboration between Brainport Development and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The Young Brainport Summer School has been made possible by a financial contribution of the Province of Noord-Brabant.