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Brainport Network

About Brainport Network

Network of networks

Brainport Network connects regional networks, the origins of each of which lie in the close cooperation between government, industry and knowledge institutions – what is known as the ‘triple helix’. The result is one large ‘network of networks’ with short lines for bringing together and gathering knowledge about economic development. The network partners have plenty of contact with one another and this results in joint action.

The result is one large ‘network of networks’ with short lines for bringing together and gathering knowledge about economic development. The network partners have plenty of contact with one another and this results in joint action.

Innovative project developer

Brainport Network realises innovative projects made possible by the use of forces on the scale of Southeast Netherlands. Examples are the employment dashboard: an innovative instrument that helps close the gaps between demand and supply in the labour market, and a chain of financing committees that open doors to the capital market for growing businesses.

Ambassador of economic opportunities

In The Hague and Brussels, Brainport Network draws attention to economic opportunities in Southeast Netherlands that are of national and European significance.

Euregional thinker and doer

Internationalisation runs like a thread through the thoughts and actions of Brainport Network. For example, Brainport Network is a co-founder and active participant in the Vanguard Initiative: a cooperative alliance of 29 European regions that accelerates the breakthrough of new technologies in European industry.

The eight Brainport Network partners formerly joined forces in Brainport 2020

From Brainport 2020 to Brainport Network

The eight Brainport Network partners formerly joined forces in Brainport 2020: an economic programme for Southeast Netherlands launched in 2011. Their cooperation developed and a strong network arose. Gradually, the programme ceased to be the focus and attention shifted to responding flexibly to current economic themes. This was reason enough in 2016 to start operating under the flag of Brainport Network.

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