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NL41 - Noord-Brabant

Regional websites

Province of Noord-Brabant

Brabant Development Agency

Innovation Performance Group (2021) : Leader -

Total population (2019) 2544806

Population per km² (2019) 515

Proportion population older 65 year % 19,98%


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.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes- We are looking for clustering approach concerning medtech, Bio-molecular Sensing, Data Science in Health, Healthy Daily Living, Medical Imaging and Monitoring, Monitor - Diagnose and Present, Regenerative Medicine and Robotics.

Policy documents

  1. National: Missie: Gezondheid en zorg  

  2. Regional: Uitvoeringsprogramma innovatie LSH 2018-2022

  3. National: Health RI   

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

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 

  11. Interreg NWE related projects


  13. health care and education

  14. i-4-1-Health 

  15. ELAT - Eindhoven, Leuven, Aachen Technology Triangle 

  16. Flexlines 

  17. Health cluster for capitalising integrated. innovative and transferable health care models and solutions for healthy ageing and independent living in NWE and beyond 

  18. Health Innovation Experimental Landscape through Policy Improvement 

  19. Sport for Growth and Healthy & Vital Communities 

  20. Innovate Dementia 

  21. Regional Care Portals

  22. Tele Medicine and the consequences for urban planning and development

  23. InnovaTion in Health And Care for All

  24. Boost4Health - The Life Sciences Hub of NWE 

  25. CrossRoads 2 

  26. Facility Sharing in Life Sciences - Promoting innovation in NWE life science SMEs by enabling easy transnational access to research facilities

Digital Innovation Hubs:

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)

Membership status

  • S3MedTech region

  • Regions4PM region

  • Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)

  • 1M+Genome initiative - country level member

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