Our Unique Ecosystem

HighTechXL Plaza forms part of a fast growing ecosystem with global ambitions. We’re also proud of our heritage across the Brainport region. The secret of our success is built on the extensive international and national networks of our partners. We’re also closely linked to the activities of the Blue Innovation Center in Venlo and beyond. Together we lead in generating surprising new initiatives, turning ideas into real businesses. Check out the agenda for a wide range of activities for start-ups, scale-ups, mentors, intrapreneurs and investors.

Strong Start-up Partners Unite

For the first time, leading start-up initiatives have joined forces to create one powerful ecosystem. It’s an environment that stimulates accelerates and scales up ideas, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. Together, they provide affordable office space, organize inspiring events and collaborative sessions. They constantly search for promising ideas and the scale-up companies of tomorrow. Because the magic happens when open innovation meets trusted networks!

Brainport

HighTechXL Plaza is also part of the Brainport region (south-eastern part of the Netherlands). In this region several strong multinationals, such as ASML, Philips, DSM, Océ/Canon, NXP and Sabic are situated. As an innovative high-tech region Brainport is an important region for the Dutch industrial export and private investments and R&D. 37% of all in the Netherlands registered patents are registered in the Brainport region. Brainport focuses on the field of energy, mobility and health care. All partners of the HIghTechXL Plaza are also situated in the Brainport region.

Holland Innovative

Holland Innovative is one of the founding fathers of Blue Innovation Center and HighTechXL Plaza. Holland Innovative is a leading company in project management, product- & process development and reliability engineering. Holland Innovative unites a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals working on reliable, adequate and innovative solutions for big multinationals, sme’s and start-ups.

Blue Innovation

Blue Innovation is a hybrid ecosystem focussing on collectively accelerate innovations in the field of sustainability, agrofood and high-tech. The ecosystem has its own innovation center in Venlo – Blue Innovation Center – in Venlo, also part of the Brainport region. It unites 20 start-ups, scale-ups service providers and knowledge institutes around the topics sustainability, agrofood and high-tech. The Blue Innovation Center is also one of the founding fathers of the HighTechXL Plaza. This center counts as a blueprint for the plaza.

High Tech Campus

High Tech Campus Eindhoven is the smartest km² in The Netherlands with more than 135 companies and institutes, and some 10,000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs working on developing future technologies and products. The Campus helps you accelerate your innovation by offering easy access to high tech facilities and international networks. Campus companies (e.g. Philips, NXP, IBM, Intel) strategically decide what knowledge, skills and R&D facilities they share in order to achieve faster, better and more customer-oriented innovation in the application fields Health, Energy and Smart Environments. Located at the heart of Brainport Campus companies are responsible for nearly 40% of all Dutch patent applications.

EYnovation

EYnovation™ offers entrepreneurs and fast growing businesses fast and easy access to EY’s network. EYnovation consists of several program topics for starting companies to quickly guide them to market leadership in their field. Entrepreneurs receive their own contact person that provides support and opens up the relevant networks to accelerate business. Furthermore EYnovation is founder of several bootcamp accelerator programs for start-ups.

HighTechXL

HighTechXL is Europe’s business accelerator for high-tech hardware startups. As the market trends are increasingly going back to basics, this accelerator is strengthening the rebirth of this powerful niche. With a strong partner network of companies such as Philips, NXP, EY, and the High Tech Campus, they are able to bring your high tech hardware company to the next level. With a network of over 150+ mentors, they have accelerator many businesses.

VC Desk

Capital is among the top five problems that startups face. Get first-hand actionable advice on early-stage and growth financing options from the investment managers of BOM Capital.