“It is not a goal to bring the entire world top to Brabant,” says Eelko Brinkhoff, Director of BOM Foreign Investments & International Trade. “But our research has shown that the innovative companies know how to find Brabant and create a lot of economic value.”
27 innovative companies have 49 branches spread across Brabant. They employ 17,000 employees. That doesn’t even include the employment it creates for the suppliers!
The activities range from a sales office, head office, (outsourced) distribution, production and service & repair. Brinkhoff: “About 30 percent of the companies have research & development activities in Brabant. This of course fits very well with the innovative character of Brabant.”
The top 50 of the most innovative companies in the world was compiled for the 14th time this year by the Boston Consultancy Group. Only eight companies have made it to the list each year: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung and Toyota.
An extensive report of the research can be found on the website of the Boston Consultancy Group.