Delegations of European hightech regions will meet in Eindhoven, to explore possibilities to cooperate and support one another. This week the delegates will visit the TU/e and the High Tech Campus.
The delegates of the innovative regions are from Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium and Germany. And, of course, representatives from the Brainport-region will also join the meeting
Government and knowledge institutions and trade and industry organisations from the regions are trying to combine their efforts to speed up technological and innovative developments. The primary focus is on technological solutions for international problems such as climate change, population ageing and food safety. Regional sectors such as the chemical industry, agrifood and logistics must be supported to enable this.
The initiative for this cooperation, named Inno Infra Share, was taken because of the increasing needs of small and medium businesses in the eight European countries. Those companies would like to use research facilities and scientific knowledge which are currently unaffordable for them, for instance expensive equipment and laboratories. However, innovations are essential for the progress of these companies and in turn for the progress of the regional economies.
The European delegates will also visit other locations in the Benelux countries this week.