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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 3 March, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Noord-Brabant
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
John
Blankendaal
Cluster Manager
+31652632936
j.blankendaal@brainportindustries.nl
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Metalworking Technology
Technology fields: 
Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
Micromachining, nanomachining
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Advanced manufacturing systems
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Integrated industrial network
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
105
Number of SME members: 
85
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Tier-one, tier-two and tier-three suppliers in the open High-Tech supply chain in The Netherlands have joined forces to create Brainport Industries. Brainport Industries designs, develops and manufactures leading, advanced, precise and intelligent high tech equipment.

OEMs competing on the international market for high-mix, low-volume, high-complexity machines have been outsourcing the manufacturing of sub-assemblies and larger non-core submodules to strategic suppliers for quite some time and are now increasingly outsourcing the design and development of the equipment they manufacture as well. What they're doing in fact, is giving suppliers full responsibility for these modules, from design through to manufacturing.

This shift is driving suppliers to push their own boundaries in terms of feasibility and responsibility, and to extend their reach across international borders in order to tap into new, foreign markets. 

Brainport Industries provides a fertile ground and a solid structure for collaborative projects whether they are related to technology, market or people. It's an environment that provides for a continuing flow of knowledge workers and experts and enables suppliers to increase their output and steadily grow into market leaders.

OEMs who use this chain optimally will be able to serve their customers better. Brainport Industries is the world's leading open supply chain for High Tech companies, and our ambition is to further strengthen and develop it.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Enabling Facilities sharing
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Singapore
United States
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Germany
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
INTERREG