About the Dutch Technology Week
From the 20th until the 25th of May 2019 the eighth edition of the Dutch Technology Week (DTW) will take place. During this week the most amazing and innovative technology stories will be told. The high-tech industry delivers a lot of great performances, and we are very proud of that! To share this pride companies, government, and knowledge institutes work together for a week full of technological surprises. During the DTW everyone can see, feel and experience how promising and stimulating it is to contribute to inventions that change the world. For example, most of the smartphones and tablets use chips that are made with machines of ASML. Are you flying from Schiphol to Barcelona? Then your baggage will be transported with the baggage handling systems of Vanderlande from Veghel. And the smart pill from Philips knows, thanks to its ‘built-in navigation’, exactly where in the body a medicine is needed.

Mission and goals of the Dutch Technology Week
The organisation and partners of the Dutch Technology Week want to promote enthusiasm and pride for technology and thereby strengthen the Dutch high-tech sector. The following goals have been set: The Dutch Technology Week has the goal to strengthen the Dutch high-tech sector by increasing:

  • The success of the Dutch high-tech sector
  • Enthusiasm and pride for the Dutch high-tech sector
  • Amazement about technology
  • Awareness that entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, creativity and thinking power are essential for this sector
  • Choice for the sector via studies and/or occupation


The birth of the Dutch Technology Week
The dream of Dutch Technology  
Brainport Eindhoven Region delivers great achievements in the field of high-tech. The region has unique qualities and the high-tech industry is extremely proud of this. All inhabitants of this region, the Netherlands and the rest of the world must also know how special the Brainport Eindhoven Region is. That is why we organise a week that tells people about and sparks an interest for technology, in a special and unique way. From this thought, the Dutch Technology Week was born, a week where technology is the main theme.

Smartest region in the world
The organisation is in the hands of Brainport Development. Together with numerous national and international partners, the high-tech industry is put on the map. 2011 proved to be a perfect year to start the preparations for the Dutch Technology Week, because in May of that year the Brainport Eindhoven Region was named ‘smartest region in the world’. A title which you have to wear and emit with pride. A perfect opportunity as smartest region to show how good we are in high-tech.