Eindhoven can become one of the top ten science and technology centers in Europe within five years. According to local environmental experts, important signals point in this direction.
Ranked second after Amsterdam, somewhere in the top ten is how nine local entrepreneurs estimate their opportunities.TechCrunch made the effort Ask them questions How do they view market development.
There is almost no mention of names like Philips, NXP and ASML. They are start-ups and can develop in a left or right direction. Although it involves a different set of feathers, a red line can be identified in it.
The main activities in Eindhoven and the surrounding area focus on manufacturing high-tech machines, developing materials and software, and artificial intelligence. If you confuse them, it is a lot but not entirely deep technology. In any case, the growth rate of fintech and consumer services is much smaller.
A common explanation for success is cooperation between education, business, and government. People find each other easily and are guided by finding solutions. The TechCrunch report pointed out that over time, the role of universities as “spark inducers” may become smaller and smaller. New initiatives can also come from outside.
Some investors surveyed stated that there were relatively few early investors.
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