The claim that Eindhoven is ‘leading in technology' is more than just a slogan. Forty per cent of all Dutch spending on research & development takes place in this region. So it's no surprise that Eindhoven and the surrounding region is officially referred to as ‘Brainport'. But of course there are also cross-border links with the neighboring countries. Partnerships with Leuven and Aachen are expected to strengthen the region's position further.
The Eindhoven region is officially recognized by the Dutch government as one of the three mainports in the Netherlands, alongside Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam. It's no coincidence that it was given the name ‘Brainport'. Thanks to its location in the region, more than three per cent of the province's gross income is spent on research & development. Which makes it the only province in the Netherlands to meet the Lisbon targets, as well as giving it a top three position in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.brainport.nl/en.