Name: Anne

Surname: Van der Velden

Organization: Brainport Development NV

Type of organization: Regional or local development agency

Country: Netherlands

Short bio:

Brainport Development is the economic development agency for the Brainoprt Eindhoven region, a collaboration between 21 municipalities, the education and knowledge institutes in that area and businesses. In my current role as strategic advisor I advise on and evaluate strategies and projects in our 'Business department'. Most important themes are the fourth industrial revolution (everything that is changing in the manufacturing industry and how companies should stay competitive), emerging technologies, startups, and of course clusters. In addition I also do a lot of regional economic analysis (monitoring and data analysis). Before this job, I studied economics at Tilburg University.