It is situated in one of the most beautiful areas, historically and culturally rich parts of the Netherlands, and located between three significant urban areas and commercial hot spots: the Rhein-Ruhr area, the Brussel-Gent-Antwerp region and the Dutch Randstad megalopolis. Apart from being a well-connected border region with much greenery and a rich (cultural) history, we harbour high-tech, creative and innovative companies, advanced universities, state-of-the-art hospitals and hubs in the fields of food, health and energy. The region is an ideal feeding ground for develop ground-breaking ideas and create lasting partnerships. Below, we will tell you something about our key sectors and highlight some of our main partners within these sectors. You can also find their websites there, click on the links to visit these.

Meet our partners

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Future food development

The Foodvalley region is the leading agro-food centre of Europe and houses one of the leading research centres in the world in the field of agro-food and nutrition. Wageningen University & Research is the best in the world when it comes to agriculture and forestry (QS World Universities Ranking 2018, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).


Health & High Tech

High-tech healthcare plays an important role in the region. With 50,000 direct jobs in medicine and medical technology, the medical sector is the largest industry in Nijmegen as well as being an essential component in the regional knowledge economy. Important players in this field are the Life Sciences & Health innovation network Health Valley, international leader in personalised and digital healthcare Radboudumc and Synthon, an international, science-centered pharmaceutical company.


Energy, environment and sustainable innovations

Energy production, energy transition, hydrogen, clean mobility, the environment and sustainability. These are the keywords of the region, because in these areas, the region is a true trailblazer. This is mainly thanks to the innovative solutions that are being developed in the region and are geared towards creating a 'green' economy: a smart and clean economy in which waste is the new resource of the future.

Ride the Hymove wave!

Get inspired listening to Jochem Huygen, director and co-founder of HyMove! HyMove engineers and produces hydrogen fuel cell systems for automotive applications at IPKW — the foremost hydrogen campus of the Netherlands. Jochem is proud of HyMove’s work and how they are breaking new ground with their international colleagues in the quest for cleaner energy. Ride the wave that will end fossil fuels with HyMove!