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The Netherlands is home to a wide range of highly innovative life sciences and health companies and research organizations.

Top-of-the-bill research institutes -among which are 12 research universities and 82 hospitals- and a number of public-private partnerships between science, industry and government yearly invest some €2 billion in R&D. The Netherlands is the 2nd country in Europe for export and import of medical devices and holds the 8th position worldwide when it comes to patent applications in the field of life sciences and health.

Renown brands like GE, Medtronic, Siemens, Abbott, Philips, Johnson & Johnson mark the Dutch life sciences and health landscape.


Highly innovative med-tech cluster

Brainport Eindhoven is known for its strong cluster in medical technology for which Philips once laid the basis. Nowadays the region houses a number of large companies, state-of-the-art knowledge institutes, highly innovative SME’s, promising start-ups, med-tech suppliers and contract manufacturers.

Moreover, Philips has a large Healthcare Campus in the region and a high amount of fundamental and applied research is done into the field of medical technologies.

What characterises Brainport Eindhoven’s med-tech field is co-creation by companies and knowledge institutes and crosspollination from other sectors because of the region’s unique high tech profile.

Moreover, Brainport Eindhoven excels at combining the expertise of clinicians, academics, and (biomedical) engineers and developing from the perspective of and with end-users.


The Netherlands is home to over 3,000 life sciences and medical technology companies and research organizations
8th place in the world when it comes to patent application
The Netherlands is the 2nd country in Europe for export and import of medical devices
In Brainport Eindhoven 308 companies in medical technologies are housed, accounting for almost 5,000 jobs within a radius of about 45 minutes.
On Philips Healthcare Campus: 3,000 researchers, scientists, medical experts etc.
Multinational Philips laid the basis for the cluster, 250 companies are highly innovative SME’s
Health is one of the four main domains of High Tech Campus Eindhoven also known as the smartest square mile in the world
Health is one of the strategic areas of Eindhoven University of Technology


How Brainport Eindhoven reinforces your business

Ideal place for technology spotting

Brainport Eindhoven is an ideal place for technology spotting because of its many knowledge institutes and promising start-ups in medical technology that perform ground-breaking research.

Excellent region for piloting

Brainport Eindhoven is an ideal region for piloting because of the small-scale, inventiveness, tech-mindedness of inhabitants and high English proficiency of both clinicians as patients.

Top-notch digital infrastructure

Our excellent digital infrastructure makes Brainport Eindhoven highly suited for pilots testing digital solutions.

Developing technological health solutions with experts and patients

We develop technological health solutions with a central position for the end-user, in close cooperation with engineers, physicians, hospitals and patients.

We help in getting a CE quality label for a global market in a short amount of time

Many high-tech contract manufacturers with a proven track record in health

Large amount of high-tech contract manufacturers with a proven track record in health that help you improve the performance of your technology and products-We help turning medical technology into business


World-class medtech OEM’s, suppliers, knowledge institutes


Brainport Eindhoven: from health crisis to innovation in medical technology

The most innovative ideas and most powerful partnerships often emerge during crises. This certainly goes for Brainport Eindhoven. More than once, technological boundaries were pushed in Brainport Eindhoven to provide answers the global health crisis we are currently facing caused by the corona virus. Brainport company Demcon normally develops a single module for respirators but is now building simplified total ventilators for ICs at breakneck speed. In order to do this, the company uses the strength of the Brainport supply chain. Several companies contribute: VDL supplies milling and sheet metal work, Tbp Electronics tests printed circuit boards at the Brainport Industries Campus and electronics group Neways has also agreed to cooperate. The cooperation allowed Demcon to develop, produce and test a system that is suitable for the ventilation of corona patients in ICs within a month. On April 23rd, the first of over 500 breathing systems were delivered.

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