Foto: David Rozing Nederland Rotterdam 3 juni 2018 Bovenop het Schieblock is het eerste grote oogstbare dak in de Nederland gerealiseerd: de Dakakker. Hier worden groenten, fruit en kruiden verbouwd. De Dakakker is de grootste dakboerderij van Europa waarbij direct met grond op dak wordt gewerkt. De Dakakker functioneert als proefopstelling om te experimenteren met verschillende manieren van groenedaken. De Dakakker werd in april 2012 aangelegd door Binder Groenprojecten naar het idee en ontwerp van ontwerpbureau ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] en ontwikkeld in samenwerking met het Rotterdams Milieucentrum. De DakAkker is een van de deelprojecten van het Stadsinitiatief De Luchtsingel. Bezoekers eten en drinken iets op het dakterras.
Doing business


Brainport Smart District harbours 12 hectares of office space on top of its residential space. Business activities are integrated in the district.

If you have an innovative idea or project in one of the areas circular district, mobility, participation, social and safe district, energy, health or data that contributes to the development of Brainport Smart District, take the bull by the horns and join in!


Foto: Bram Saeys: lancering Brainport Smart District 28-2-2019
Foto: Bram Saeys: lancering Brainport Smart District 28-2-2019
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The inspiration booklet Brainport Smart District  (only available in Dutch) lists proposals for potential projects in Brainport Smart District.


On the registration form you can indicate on what themes your organisation might have added value for Brainport Smart District and in what way your company or organisation can help Brainport Smart District develop. And conversely, how we can help your organisation to develop innovative technologies that may find a place in our new district.

Subscribe before August 1, 2019 

The subscription for this challenge will close on August 1, 2019; After that we will select projects which will be invited for a pitch to the selection committee.  These organisations will definitely be invited to join Brainport Smart District’s Business Network. Together, we can fully exploit the boundless opportunities of the Brainport Smart District ‘living lab’ to the full.

The Business Challenge regulations you will find here. The assessment criteria you will find here.

The selection committee will judge the projects.


Brainport Smart District is definitely looking for businesses and organisations who contribute to the development of the smart district in Brandevoort.  Below some of the projects which might be realised.

Sharing mobility with ECARCELL

the smartest way sharing green mobility ECARCELL is a total concept for sharing electric transport....

Net energy generating homes

Net energy generating homes Net energy generating living aims for a self-sufficient residential district. That...

Ageing in place with LIVin Concepts

LIVin Ageing in place The total complex of factors - the shift from inpatient care...

Omines wants to build a data platform

Smart city data platform New possibilities by linking data Just imagine: your alarm clock goes...

Living Lab with UNSense

Living in a learning city Big data is big business. Businesses use personal data for...

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Tuesday 21 May @ 12:00Wednesday 22 May @ 17:00

Smart Cities – Shaping Cities based on Living Labs

Join us for the international Smart Cities event in Eindhoven and Helmond (the Netherlands) 21 and 22 May 2019 Professionals from several countries and cities meet up in the Brainport region of Eindhoven to experience how Brainport partners collaborate to achieve their ambitious goals. During this day and a half, there will be a number of keynote speakers, interactive workshops, field trips and time for networking. PROGRAMME TUESDAY 21 MAY 12 P.M.: REGISTRATION AND LUNCH We welcome you to TU/e…

Tuesday 4 June

Provada 4, 5 and 6 june 2019 at RAI

PROVADA is the biggest real estate market in the Netherlands. PROVADA is een three-day network event with a lot of workshops, meetings, etc. Brainport Smart District will participate on Jun 5, at the BrabantStad booth. The five cities of Brabant (Eindhoven, Den Bosch,Tilburg, Breda en Helmond) present themselves together. In 2019 the theme is ‘sustainable and smart’.

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The programme lines form the heart of
Brainport Smart District

The programme lines are the DNA of   Brainport Smart District. The seven programme lines are

  • circular district
  • participation
  • social and safe district
  • healthy district
  • digital district
  • mobile district
  • district with energy
    Below you will find a description of all programme lines and an overview of the projects in each programme line.


Vision on living

The urban vision developed by UNStudio features a number of strips running from north to south that divide the area into several zones, each with a different building density. There will also be a mix of residential and work, with decentralised business space with offices and shared work spaces aimed at innovative collaborations.

Read the urban vision.

Have a look at our 3D visualisation.