Brainport Development (the Netherlands)

Brainport Development is a development company, working with representatives from industry, research and government to strengthen Brainport Eindhoven Region, according to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) the world’s smartest region in 2011. Brainport Eindhoven Region is a top technology breeding ground for innovation and home to world-class businesses, knowledge institutes and research organisations. Together they design and manufacture the technology of the future to ensure a safe, green and caring society and sustainable economic development of the Netherlands.

Top technology region Brainport is an important cornerstone of the Dutch economy in which High Tech Systems & Materials, Food & Technology, Automotive, Lifetec & Health and Design are the focal sectors. The region accounts for a third of all Dutch private R&D expenditure, invests 8% of the GDP on R&D and is one of Europe’s top three regions in terms of patent density.

Brainport Development encourages and develops regional and (inter)national projects and programmes, promotes Brainport Eindhoven Region at home and abroad, and facilitates regional industry through business advice and funding, incubator facilities, business premises and business centres. The task of the organisation is to make the economy of the region ‘future proof’.
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