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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, accept our challenge and join in!


Foto: Bram Saeys: lancering Brainport Smart District 28-2-2019


The inspiration booklet Brainport Smart District (only available in Dutch) lists proposals for potential projects in Brainport Smart District.

Current and next Business Challenge
So far, we have had three Business Challenges. The last one is currently being assessed. At the Business Network Event (November 11), the companies and projects that have won this challenge will be presented. These will start their feasibility studies at that point. On the same date, the fourth Business Challenge will open.

For more information, check the Business Challenge regulations and assessment criteria. The submitted proposals will be assessed by the selection committee.

At this moment, registration is closed. The next Business Challenge will open on November 11, 2019. More information will follow on this page.

Business Network
Organizations that have submitted a proposal for the Business Challenge automatically become a member of our Business Network. This is a market of innovative organizations that can find new connections here. The goal is to develop new ideas and projects, in consortia of innovative organizations.


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....

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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Smart Cities Innovation Mission Barcelona

Smart Cities Innovation Mission Barcelona The annual Smart City Expo World Congress takes place in Barcelona from 18 to 21 November, the meeting place for companies, start-ups, cities and research centers active within the Smart City sector. It is the largest Smart City Event in the world with more than 25,000 visitors, 1,000 exhibitors and 400 speakers and participants from more than 100 cities and 61 countries. Just like last year, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organizes an innovation mission…

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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.