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GDC & The world’s smartest region

EindhovenEye-catching central Eindhoven
000325_eindhoven_airportEindhoven Airport
HighTechCampusEindhoven1High Tech Campus Eindhoven

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.




In the spring of 2014, the Financial Times stated that Brainport Eindhoven was the best investment climate in Europe after London and Helsinki (source: foreign Direct investment index).