Noord-Brabant (NL41)


Noord-Brabant is a province in the south of the Netherlands with a population of 2.5 million. Within the Netherlands the region of Noord-Brabant is recognised as a strong region in terms of R&D and innovation with a strong technological profile.


Together with the Provinces Zeeland and Limburg, Noord Brabant has a Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation for South-Netherland (RIS3). The RIS3 South Netherlands aims to further develop the region of South Netherlands into a top innovative economic region. This mission is coherent with the fact that half of the region’s economic growth comes from innovation.


Through a careful consideration of the region’s strong knowledge institutes, national and international recognition of the cooperation model as well as the region's unique ecosystem, the following five areas of smart specialisation of the South Netherlands were identified:High-tech systems; Chemistry; Life sciences & health; Logistics and Agriculture & Food.

Regional website


Brabant Development Agency

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Policy documents

  1. National:

    Missie: Gezondheid en zorg


  2. Regional:

    Uitvoeringsprogramma innovatie LSH 2018-2022

  3. National: 

    Health RI



Major initiatives

  1. Therapie op Maat Instituut 

  2. Codex4SME's




  4. e/Mtic 

  5. Pivot Park 


  6. Reg4PerMed


  7. Healthcare 4.0 

  8. Innosup Heal-it 

  9. e/MTIC  patient data infrastructure to be developed

  10. JADS  University for smart data 

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium