Eindhoven is, with approximately 215,000 inhabitants, the fifth largest city of the Netherlands. However the economy of the Eindhoven region is the second largest in the Netherlands - and it is the economy of the future. The Eindhoven region is widely regarded as one of the high tech hotspots in Europe.
Many top-class international high-tech companies are now located in Eindhoven. The Technical University, Fontys High Schools and the Design Academy continue to attract students from all over the world. Eindhoven, the fifth largest city of The Netherlands, is also a real hot spot for technology, design, sports and culture. As center of the Brainport region, the most intelligent community of the world (chosen in June ’11), it is called the research capital of The Netherlands. We have exquisite facilities for art and culture such as the renowned Van Abbemuseum for modern arts and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips with its superb acoustics. Fan of sports? In Eindhoven you can practice over 70 different kinds of sports. Eindhoven is a green city, with outstretched parks and many trees.
We hope to welcome you in Eindhoven!
Brainport Eindhoven Region is a top technology breeding ground for innovation and the home base of world class businesses, knowledge institutes and research institutions. Together they design and manufacture the technology of the future to ensure a safe, green and caring society and a sustainable economic development of the Netherlands. Brainport, the smartest region in the world is the hub of a network stretching out across the Southeast Netherlands and the Dutch borders. The five focal sectors are High Tech Systems & Materials, Food, Automotive, Lifetec and Design.
Brainport Development is a new-style development company, working with representatives from industry, knowledge institutions and government to strengthen the Brainport top technology region. Brainport Eindhoven Region is an important cornerstone of the Dutch economy.
Innovative services should change our cities.
Living Labs Global is a non-profit association based in Copenhagen with the objective to promote innovation in services and mobility in cities. Mobility is a paradigm-shift in which the user, as a citizen, professional or visitor, is expecting public and private services to be tailored to his needs, delivered on demand, anywhere.
Yet, the global market for innovative services in cities is obscured by a lack of knowledge about other experiences, technologies and business ideas. The great promise of new technologies fails to materialise, as we re-invent the same solutions over and over in each city, repeating the same costly mistakes.
We simply ask “Why have these technologies not changed our day-to-day lives?”
In 2003, Living Labs Global began as an idea to provide cities with a practical tool for service innovation to address urban challenges in fields such as transport, healthcare, sustainability, social services and tourism. Since then, Living Labs Global has emerged as an independent, sustainable global initiative receiving strong support from the cities, technology institutes, associations and innovative SMEs that comprise its membership of more than 250 organisations, as well as the European Commission.
Our Showcase collects and presents solutions that make cities more attractive, inclusive, efficient and diverse. Participation is free of charge, providing recognition, visibility and new project opportunities.
Our Summits bring together the different Actors involved in making service innovation happen: City leaders, service professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors come together to exchange experiences, create new opportunities and build a common vision.
Together, we build Your Market for Mobility.
Read what our members say about us here.