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Brainport, the region around Eindhoven and Helmond, is a world-class top technology region. High-tech and design go hand in hand with a high-quality manufacturing industry and innovative entrepreneurship. Collaboration and knowledge-sharing are part of Brabant's DNA and form the basis for the characteristically open innovation culture that makes Brainport smart and strong. Top companies such as ASML, Philips, DAF and Thermo Fisher Scientific (Former Fei Company), together with almost 350 other companies in the immediate vicinity, form a unique innovative ecosystem; the supply chain for the international high tech industry. A unique area, highly acclaimed and a driving force behind the Dutch economy.
With Dutch Design, the Netherlands is part of the top of the international design world, with Brabant as the standard-bearer. Top designers such as Maarten Baas and Piet Hein Eek work from Brabant, where designers get all the support they need to develop their talents and shape the future. With the leading educational institute Design Academy Eindhoven and the largest design event in the Netherlands, Dutch Design Week, Brabant pulses design. It is the crossover with high tech that is a leading factor to boosting groundbreaking design. In Brabant, with Eindhoven as Capital of Dutch Design, you will experience the absolute top! It's where you'll find the knowledge, skills and inspiration, making it the perfect setting for events around design and unbridled creativity.
Agrifood Capital is built on the strong agrifood foundation that characterises Brabant. From farm to fork: you will not find another place where the agrifood chain is so complete and of such high quality as in Brabant. This also means that Agrifood Capital has become a leading region where agrifood, technology and innovation meet. Knowledge institutes and startups develop meaningful innovations with added value for people, plants, animals and the environment. Thanks to a strong network of governments, entrepreneurs and knowledge institutes and centres, Agrifood Capital is the perfect location for thematic events on this subject.
The capacity of today's Internet networks will soon be too small due to the growing volume of global data traffic. Only with photonic microprocessors can data traffic continue to be properly processed in the future. At the same time, this will lead to a reduction in energy consumption. Photonics uses only one percent of the power used by electronics. Brainport Eindhoven has been investing in every opportunity and possibility offered by photonics for years. As a result, Brabant has a worldwide lead in the field of this special technology.
Wherever you are in Brabant, expertise in the automotive field will be close at hand. This is particularly concentrated in the southeastern part of the region where TNO Automotive, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and High Tech Systems Center @ TU/e are located. AutomotiveNL - the Dutch trade association for the automotive sector, consisting of all major players, technology companies and automotive research institutes in the Netherlands - is centred on the Automotive Campus in Helmond. In 2019, the region will host the leading ITS Europe Congress: https://2019.itsineurope.com.
In the provincial capital of 's-Hertogenbosch, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is working on the ambition for Brabant to achieve a leading position in the field of Data Science. Within JADS, the forces of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, among others, have been combined, placing it at the heart of the future. Brabant is expeditiously building a new ecosystem that will develop the Netherlands into a trendsetting, data-driven economy.