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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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It is fairly easy to start a business. You only have to register your company at the Chamber of Commerce. Of course, you should first thoroughly analyze the market you want to enter. And if you are looking for investors, you should first draft a proper business plan.


Start a company with a business plan

A proper business plan is of paramount importance to a successful company. Moreover, you need a business plan to obtain a loan from a bank or investor. Even though you do not necessarily need a business plan to register your company at the Chamber of Commerce, you are well advised to make one. It will help you critically assess your product or service against the market you want to enter. To find out if your company could be successful or if you should research some aspects in more detail, such as whether to register any trademark rights or patents.

Protecting your idea

You can protect your idea in several ways. You can either secure your intellectual property (IP) by means of patents or licenses or you can choose to enter into a partnership. Both within the Netherlands and abroad. It is important to find the right balance between desperately trying to protect your idea and carelessly squandering your chances.

Still not sure whether you are squandering your chances by not protecting your idea? The business developers of The Gate will help you make the right choice by asking the right, critical questions. They can also help you find the right partners and initiatives in the region to help you with your legal and tax issues.  Free of charge.


Suki Sandhu

Intellectual Property & License Officer

Jelle Schunselaar

Business Developer

Marielle Sleumer

Business Developer

Anil Cetin

Business Developer Chemistry

Chris Rétif

Business Developer High Tech & Photonica

Bart Nelissen

Business Developer Life Science & Med Tech

You will get more information from these partners:

RvO Octrooicentrum

Information on patents, patent protection, patent information, intellectual property strategy and open innovation for technically innovative SMEs: advisory meetings, workshops, studies. Person of contact is Arie van der Krans,, 06-2192 5428

Chamber of Commerce

As soon as you want to start a business, you have to register at the Chamber of Commerce. You will also find inspiration and tips on their website to make the start of your business successful.



Piet van der Wielen

Program Director Business