The answer is simple. And diverse. There is a good business climate, with space for enterprises to grow. Rentals for office and business space are attractive, so that businesses can start up at an acceptable price. Eindhoven is the European leader in open innovation. And there is a unique partnership between knowledge institutes, business and government authorities, which means ample Venture Capital is available.
As well as that, the presence of large companies such as Philips, ASML and DSM has helped to create a sound basis for business and an extensive B2B network. The spin?off of these companies creates a flywheel effect, through which the region excels in attracting young, dynamic entrepreneurs. And finally, Eindhoven has an excellent location: at the heart of the Benelux, with good links to Belgium and Germany. This gives the Eindhoven region a strategic position in accessing the adjoining markets.
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