Brainport Eindhoven in the Netherlands is a global centre of high-tech manufacturing, hardware research and industrial design. The City of Eindhoven is often dubbed the Dutch Capital of Technology, Knowledge & Design. Topping the European patent charts year by year by far, Forbes described Brainport Eindhoven as ‘hands-down the most inventive city in the world’. Fortune predicts Eindhoven as ‘the next Silicon Valley’ and The New York Times praised it as ‘the global center of design experimentation’.
According to the European Commission, the Brainport Eindhoven region is crucial for the future development of Europe, because of its strong presence in four out of six Key Enabling Technologies: Photonics, Nano Electronics, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing. As birth ground of car navigation, Brainport Eindhoven is a global frontrunner in multiple Smart Cities technologies, such as cooperative and automated driving, traffic monitoring, data science, electric vehicle charging and thin film solar.
The Brainport Foundation is an economic board of public authorities, industry and knowledge partners, dedicated to further strengthen the high-tech cluster Brainport Eindhoven. It is world renown for its culture of trust-based close collaboration that speeds up innovation. Its international research platforms are easy accessible and reduce time-to-market of innovations with years. Brainport Eindhoven is home of health electronics giant Philips, Smart Mobility chip manufacturer NXP and ground-breaking lithography company ASML, the sole supplier of chip machines for Intel and Samsung. Without ASML’s cutting-edge technology, the smartphones we have right now would not have existed.