Business and Research

Brabant is the most highly industrialized province in the Netherlands and responsible for 20% of the nation's industrial production. The Brainport region, with Eindhoven at its heart, is a worldclass top technology region.

High-tech and design are combined with high-end manufacturing. North-east Brabant - with Oss, Uden and Veghel – is one of the most important industrial areas in the country. Traditional industries, such as the leather and shoe industry in Waalwijk, have succeeded in reinventing themselves. The well-known brands on Waalwijk's Langstraat now mainly focus on innovation, marketing and logistics in the shoe and leather sector.

Animal husbandry, farming and horticulture in the rural areas of Brabant still account for a significant share of the economic activity in the province. These sectors are also innovating across a broad front. Via the AgriFood innovation program, for example, which is based on close collaboration with the high tech sector.

The Brabant Development Agency (BOM) is a growth accelerator. The agency is working together with innovative entrepreneurs and people who can solve social issues.

Brainport is one of Europe’s leading innovative top technology regions. In the Brainport-Eindhoven Region technologies are developed that change lives and innovations that make our futures better, safer and cleaner.

Holland Expat Center South is a nonprofit governmental agency. It is a joint initiative of the participating municipalities, the Immigration and Naturalisation Services (IND), Brainport Development, and the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg.

High Tech Campus Eindhoven is the smartest square kilometer in The Netherlands with more than 160 companies and institutes, and some 11,000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs working on developing future technologies and products. The campus helps you accelerate your innovation by offering easy access to high tech facilities and international networks. Campus companies (a.o. Philips, NXP, IBM, Intel, Shimano) strategically decide what knowledge, skills and R&D facilities they share in order to achieve faster, better and more customer-oriented innovation in the application fields Health, Energy and Smart Environments. Located at the heart of Brainport Campus companies are responsible for nearly 40% of all Dutch patent applications.

The most innovative and successful companies and institutes in the Brainport region will come together as a single powerful entity on the Brainport Industries Campus. This campus is destined to become a leading hub where innovation and competitiveness in high-tech manufacturing reach the highest level of excellence.

The Automotive Campus in Helmond, right in the middle of the Brainport Region, is the national and international hotspot, meetingplace and a potential businesslocation for automotive business. De Automotive Campus offers an attractive environment for learning- and working, a state of the art technology and related (test-) facilities as well as flexible residential concepts.

Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories.

Solliance Solar Research is part of a network of companies and knowledge institutions that are active worldwide in the development and production of thin-film solar panels.


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