Discover Brainport Eindhoven

In the technology region of Brainport Eindhoven, we work intelligently together as thinkers and doers. The possibilities are endless within Brainport. Discover, learn and grow.

What is Brainport Eindhoven?

Innovation, technology and entrepreneurship

The strategy

Brainport Development

PSV & Brainport Eindhoven

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Brainport for you

Whether you are studying, working or having a company here, Brainport Eindhoven offers limitless opportunities for growth. Your success depends on the way you overcome your challenges. Please contact Brainport if you need any support. We will help you gain more knowledge and new perspectives or we will just answer your questions.

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Brainport’s strategy

Cooperation between public authorities, industry and educational and knowledge institutes

The strategy of Brainport Eindhoven, which focuses on maintaining and enhancing the regional ecosystem for innovation, is based on the ‘triple helix’ – the cooperation between public authorities, industry and educational and knowledge institutes.

The Brainport Foundation and the economic development corporation Brainport Development are both devoted to furthering the common interests. Which agenda serves us all? How can we ensure that one plus one equals three? How do we create new initiatives? And which challenges are so big, we rather face them together than individually?

Now and in the future

Companies, knowledge and educational institutes and public authorities in Brainport Eindhoven are functioning in an ever-changing economic reality and social context. To be successful, the cooperation between the three partners must be based on a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities they are jointly faced with. Because we are ambitious about further developing an ecosystem that generates new collaborations, economic activities and products that contribute to a well-balanced labor market, help create solutions for social challenges and generate prosperity for everyone in the region.


That is why we are exploring the opportunities for tomorrow. Our world is changing constantly and in an ever-faster pace. What do we need in twenty, thirty years’ time? How do we make sure there is sufficient work, income, energy and food for everyone? That cities are clean and accessible and that people and regions stay healthy? Whoever is thinking about the future, is thinking about the world of today and about the world our children will be living in. It does not get more important than that.

Strategy

The companies, educational and knowledge institutes and public authorities in the region, represented by the Brainport Foundation, have been defining, jointly with hundreds of regional representatives, how they want to enhance the economic position of Brainport Eindhoven the coming years. In such a manner as to benefit all residents, generate sufficient jobs and create good training opportunities for all. The outcome has been laid down in the Brainport Agenda.

Cooperation pays off

Cooperation, the key to a successful future

Thanks to the unique cooperation between public authorities, educational and knowledge institutes and the industry, Brainport Eindhoven has become an economic main port. Where the unemployment rate is lower than average. Where jobs are created on a daily basis. And where technologies are used to create tomorrow’s society.

Our unique cooperation adds value. And contributes to healthy businesses, a well-balanced labor market, new technologies and smart solutions. Cooperation remains key to continue to be strong in the future. To be able to create more value for more people. We are ambitious about further developing an ecosystem that generates new collaborations, economic activities and products. We are using Brainport’s knowledge and organizational power to develop smart solutions.

Our main goals are clear: Enhancing the ecosystem and accelerate innovation. We do that by focusing on three areas: Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Talent, and Living and Business Climate.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Optimize production processes or to virtually mimic projects with a social impact.

Integrated Photonics

A technology that detects, generates, transports and processes light

Smart Cities

Information technology and the Internet make it possible to manage and control homes and entire cities.

Robotics

This technology ensures that machines are able to do more and more by means of smart programming, which can significantly improve our lives.

Additive Manufacturing

A technique in which a three-dimensional object is constructed from several layers of printed material on the basis of a digital design.

Artificial Intelligence

This technology allows computers to make their own decisions or perform tasks on the basis of data.

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  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Smart Cities
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence

The power of the ecosystem for innovation

Brainport Eindhoven is an innovative ecosystem situated in Southeast Brabant. It has a strong high-tech manufacturing industry, an extraordinary design sector and a unique cooperation model. The knowledge intensive manufacturing industry is characterized by low-volume manufacturing of technically complex products.  In addition, the region has a vibrant creative industry, which offers ample opportunity for innovative startups.

Brainport Eindhoven consists of 21 municipalities and has many campuses, field labs and innovation hubs. Every day, companies, educational and knowledge institutes and public authorities in the region are working together within this ecosystem. Successfully creating chain cooperation, open innovation and alliances. The Brainport Foundation and the economic development corporation Brainport Development are enhancing this cooperation. They are devoted to furthering the common interests. Which agenda serves us all? How can we ensure that one plus one equals three? How do we create new initiatives? And which challenges are so big, we rather face them together than individually?

 

Brainport Agenda 

Future-proofing Brainport Eindhoven for everyone through smart technologies and powerful cooperation

The companies, educational and knowledge institutes and public authorities in the region, represented by the Brainport Foundation, have been defining, jointly with hundreds of regional representatives, how they want to enhance the economic position of Brainport Eindhoven the coming years. In such a manner as to benefit all residents, generate sufficient jobs and create good training opportunities for all. The outcome has been laid down in the Brainport Agenda.


The agenda was presented amidst a historic health crisis. Everyone is affected by the corona virus and it is inevitable that the Netherlands will experience a recession. Certain sectors in Brainport Eindhoven, such as the hospitality sector, have also been hard hit by the crisis. At the same time, we see that Brainport Eindhoven holds a relative stable position thanks to years of investing in collaborations between companies, public authorities and educational institutes and in innovation. Brainport Eindhoven has a global leadership position in a number of key technologies, such as micro and nano technology. A position we are now benefiting from. 

Click here for a summary of the Brainport Agenda

Solid and resilient starting position

In the coming years, we will further enhance the region’s solid and resilient starting position. The goals of the Brainport Agenda are focused on driving the economy, creating employment, providing solutions for social challenges and – something we learned from the corona crisis – ensuring that the Netherlands is less dependent on the import of vital products.

Three key elements, ten priorities

The Brainport Agenda contains three key elements: enhancing the innovative power of the region, ensuring the availability of sufficient highly qualified talent and improving the living and business climate in the region. Ten priorities have been defined within those three key elements.

 

Amenities and accessibility

There is a constant growing pressure on the availability of sufficient affordable housing, educational institutes, central amenities and transport systems in the region. It is important that we continue to address these issues, since it has an impact on both the prosperity and wellbeing of all residents in our region. Including the international talents that are comparing the appeal of Brainport Eindhoven with that of competitive regions in the world. That is why it is important that the level of amenities keeps up with the changing demographics and the powerful innovative ecosystem of Brainport Eindhoven. We, as a region, cannot do that alone. We need long-term public investments to be able to build a strong, inclusive, internationally competitive level of amenities, accessible to everyone.

Accessibility is one of the major challenges within Brainport Eindhoven. The pressure on the transport systems is increasing. The economic working locations and the local communities must be easily accessible. This requires a transition of the mobility sector and investments in infrastructure. By cooperating, public authorities, companies and knowledge institutes can support and accelerate these ambitions. Of course, we will look at this mobility challenge from an innovative point of view: developing new solutions with technological know-how.