"The prerequisite for an inclusive society is that everyone feels at home here. So: care for housing, a well-functioning infrastructure, clean air and a vibrant city"
Brainport on Top
The quality of living and the environment is influencing the success of Brainport Eindhoven in all its aspects
"Brainport as a whole can only function if the connection between city and countryside is right"
Students are drawn into the ecosystem through real impact and relevant goals – not with Brainport-lingo
"It's about making students feel like being part of that great adventure. We're playing in the Champion's League of high tech"
"The city has the impact of a metropolis but the appearance of a provincial town. That has consequences for attracting talent"
"Brainport can still make a huge leap when it comes to selling all those great innovations"
"Anything that can help us innovate our ideas about innovation can help keep Brainport at the top for the next ten years"
"We are investing extra in the key technologies in which we are or want to become leaders, and which play an important role in realizing social transitions"
"The name 'Brainport' can create leverage abroad, which is difficult to achieve as a single supplier"
Brainport needs new 'Original Equipment Manufacturers' - companies that, like ASML, set the tone for the rest of the ecosystem.
Capital needs remain significant in Brainport’s high tech industry, but this is not a problem for everyone
"In general, start-ups and OEMs seem to be able to attract investments more easily, but this is much less the case for scale-ups"
High Tech Manufacturing companies will continue to be the key to Brainport’s success in the years to come
"Much will depend on the relationship between the OEMs and the suppliers that work directly with them."
Rabobank research 'Brainport at the top' highlights the issues that determine whether the region will still be the 'Smartest in the World' in 10 years' time.