Eindhoven wants to strengthen its economic ties with Taiwan, says Mayor Van Gijzel.
Eindhoven started a cooperation with the Canadian region of Waterloo earlier his month. Now, they would like to team up with Taiwan in order to start cooperating in the field of strategic innovation.The Brainport region’s economy is similar to Taiwan’s, according to the city. Both focus strongly on technology, innovation and export. Moreover, several Taiwanese companies have already settled in the Eindhoven area. Van Gijzel has travelled to the Asian island frequently over the past years. This year, the city of Taichung in Taiwan was elected Intelligent Community of the year. It is unknown if Taiwanese companies and governments are going to take Eindhoven up on its offer for closer cooperation.