We are in a top innovation region! On the website of the Brabant Development Agency, we read this week that no fewer than 27 of the 50 companies that are among the most innovative in the world are active in the province of Brabant. This is shown by research by the Boston Consultancy Group and the Brabant Development Agency.
“It is not a goal in itself to bring the entire world top to Brabant,” says Eelko Brinkhoff, Director of BOM Foreign Investments & International Trade. "But our research shows that the innovative companies know how to find Brabant and create a lot of economic value."
27 innovative companies are good for 49 branches spread across Brabant. They employ 17,000 employees. That does not include the employment it generates for suppliers!
The activities range from a sales office, head office, (outsourced) distribution, production and service & repair. Brinkhoff: "About 30 percent of the companies have placed 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.
A detailed report of the study can be found on the Boston Consultancy Group website: https://www.bcg.com/publications/2020/most-innovative-companies/overview