How did the Eindhoven region emerge as a leading deeptech ecosystem? And does this collaborative ecosystem offer an alternative to Silicon Valley's winner-takes-all culture? Professor Sjoerd Romme of Eindhoven University of Technology wrote an interesting essay about it.
Read the essay "Against all odds: How Eindhoven emerged as a deeptech ecosystem" here.
"The focus on deeptech R&D and entrepreneurship appears to be deeply rooted in the region’s history as well as strong competencies in systems engineering, design thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration."
"A collaborative approach to regional policy gives industrial, academic, and governmental actors a correlative position in its “triple helix” governance."
"The Eindhoven region benefits from a systemic approach toward co-locating R&D and entrepreneurial activities on five campuses."
Overall, the huge complexity of deeptech systems and products apparently requires a truly collaborative approach at all levels of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.