The Netherlands has an extremely strong position in the semiconductor industry. But it can do even better. TNO wants to expand its role as a catalyst for innovation and connector of the ecosystem.
The Rabobank is serious about Brainport. This area in the southeast province of Brabant in The Netherlands is perhaps the most important region in Europe when it comes to innovative high-tech.
Students from the Eindhoven University of Technology are building three sustainable and affordable social housing homes in collaboration with companies from the Dutch Brainport region
Researchers at TU Eindhoven will work with Dutch companies to accelerate the ALD manufacturing technique. This offers unprecedented possibilities for e.g. displays and batteries.
The corona crisis has widened educational disparities. ASML workers are stepping in to help with tutoring in science subjects like math and physics. It's hoped that more companies will follow.
Why should you seek cooperation if you are working on a ground-breaking innovation? Patent expert Hans Helsloot talks about the balancing act between sharing knowledge and keeping it secret.
If the partner of a highly skilled foreign employee is unhappy, the foreign adventure is often short-lived. So Brainport is organizing the "Including you" theme day.
How can light influence your behavior? This is what the IGNITE student team is conducting research into. The team shares the knowledge it has gained with the lighting industry.
"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"
Plasmacure develops a product that treats wounds with cold plasma.
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"
3D printing offers opportunities for the healthcare sector. In the Brainport region, companies are working together to bring these applications to the market.
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 not only improve accessibility to and between economic top locations in the economic engine of the South, but the system also generates money"
"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.