GDC & The world’s smartest region
Eindhoven – the most international city in the Netherlands – is the heart of the technological top region of ‘Brainport’. The region provides more than 50,000 jobs in the high- tech, automotive and manufacturing sectors. Eindhoven accounts for 36% of total private-sector spending on R&D in the Netherlands. The Brainport region ranks in the top three in Europe in terms of patent density.
This unique concentration of knowledge goes hand in hand with high-quality manufacturing. Innovative companies and renowned research institutes include Philips, Daf, NXP, ASML, VDL, FEI Company, TomTom, TU/e, TNO Industry and Technology, Design Academy Eindhoven, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre and Automotive Campus.