Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Eindhoven is a municipality and a city in the south of the Netherlands, and had a population of 223,220 in January 2015, making it the largest in the province of North Brabant. The metropolitan area consists of 419,045 inhabitants. The city region has a population of 753,426. Also, Eindhoven is located in the Brabantse Stedenrij, a combined metropolitan area with about 2 million inhabitants.
As the fifth-largest municipality of the Netherlands, much of its growth is due to companies such as Philips, DAF Trucks and Brabantia. Eindhoven has long been a centre of cooperation between research institutes and industry. This tradition started with Philips and has since expanded to large cooperative networks. The Eindhoven University of Technology hosts an incubator for technology startups and the NatLab has developed into the High Tech Campus Eindhoven.