Brainport Network makes business of innovation in Southeast Netherlands by working to create an ideal climate for innovation-driven economic development. Prerequisites are a smoothly functioning employment market and capital market. Moreover, an Euregional approach is absolutely essential: the complex economic reality demands a large-scale, international network approach. Brainport Network is translating all this into action in the themes of Employment, Capital and Europe.
Access to capital for innovative businesses with growth potential is essential to the growth of the economy and employment.
Money is available, but supply and demand in the capital market often have difficulty finding one another. Entrepreneurs may, for example, be unfamiliar with schemes and funding bodies or may not be on the radar of banks and other investors.Lees meer
Economies of scale and network advantages as a result of clustering forces in Southeast Netherlands; these can be squared by expanding Euregional connections.
An obvious step is to enter into alliances with neighbouring regions in Belgium and Germany, but the prospect of cooperation farther afield in Europe also beckons. In both cases, moreover, there is scope for support from EU funds.Lees meer
There can be no innovation and economic development without sufficient, well-qualified personnel.
Southeast Netherlands faces numerous challenges in this respect. Demand still outstrips supply where engineering and technology talent is concerned. This is compounded by the rapid emergence of many new jobs, many IT-related. At the same time, employment is contracting in some other sectors.Lees meer