An introduction to Eindhoven
30 May, 2013
In less than a month, the RoboCup 2013 competitions will start. We kindly welcome both participants and visitors in Eindhoven, the most adventurous city in the south of The Netherlands. The country’s fifth-largest city offers everything you need to make life enjoyable! A bustling city center with a huge variety of shops, numerous bars, pubs and restaurants, welcoming terraces, a lively nightlife, an overflowing events calendar and art and culture of the highest quality!
Walking through the streets of Eindhoven you will see a young, modern city. But looks can be deceiving… Eindhoven is in fact one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands and has a very interesting history! A lively cigar and textile industry developed along the Dommel river. In the Villa park (city center) you can still see the imposing villas and mansions built by industrialists who settled here. The creation of the light-bulb in 1891 by Philips and the first DAF truck a little later was the beginning of the development and flourishing of the city. Since then Eindhoven has grown to become one of the most prominent cities of Europe in the fields of technology, knowledge and design.
High-tech all over
Many top-class international high-tech companies are now located in Eindhoven. The Technical University, Fontys High Schools and the Design Academy continue to attract students from all over the world. Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in the high tech sector are renowned for their technological excellence and are among the world’s best in their market segments and niches. These properties make the Netherlands an excellent ‘place to be’ for technical solutions to challenges society is facing today in the areas of mobility, health, renewable energy, security, and the climate change.
Brainport Eindhoven Region
Brainport Eindhoven Region, according to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) the world’s smartest region in 2011, is a top technology breeding ground for innovation and home to world-class businesses, knowledge institutes and research institutions. Together they design and manufacture the technology of the future to ensure a safe, green and caring society and sustainable economic development of the Netherlands.
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