Discover Utrecht Region

Connecting smart minds & bright entrepreneurs

Utrecht Region is a globally competitive destination for talent and business in the heart of the Netherlands. It’s open-minded business and research climate combined with global connections and a skilled workforce make the region a hub of creativity and innovation. Would you like to get to know the talents, innovators and entrepreneurs from the region? Navigate through the themes below and read their inspiring stories.

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Who are we?

Utrecht Region is located right in the center of the Netherlands, just 25 minutes from Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. The European Commission has consistently ranked Utrecht Region as one of Europe’s most Competitive Regions since 2010. Utrecht is a real-world lab for Healthy Urban Living solutions using smart technology.

The region is the European frontrunner in: 
• Smart mobility
• Sustainability
• Life Sciences & Health
• IT innovation

With more than 50% of its workforce in possession of an academic degree, Utrecht Region boasts the most highly educated workforce in the Netherlands, reflected by a strong emphasis on life-long learning and thriving multilingual work culture.

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Healthy Urban Living for everyone

Healthy and happy residents in our region and around the globe. That’s our mission. We help to boost collaborations between local governments, universities, talents and research institutes, hospitals and businesses to drive innovations that help people live a greener, smarter, and healthier lives.

Utrecht Region aims to enhance the sustainable healthy urban lifestyle of its residents by transforming societal challenges into economic growth. We strive to contribute to future sustainable employment in Utrecht Region. We do this by encouraging companies from abroad to invest in the region as well as by supporting the international growth of Utrecht-based companies and startups.



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Utrecht Region exudes sustainability in every possible way. That results in many regional initiatives to stimulate sustainable working, living and recreation.


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Utrecht Region wants all people in its society to live happy and healthy lives. It aims to achieve this mission by implementing innovative solutions for healthy living and encouraging cooperation between government, businesses, universities, hospitals and residents.

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Utrecht Region is a living lab where you can develop, test and market new innovations for Healthy Urban Living on an international scale.

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Smart mobility

Many innovative projects and companies from Utrecht Region promote smart mobility, emphasizing the smart use of bicycles, trains, busses and shared electric cars.

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In Utrecht Region, highly skilled professionals, talents and innovators from all over the world come together in search of greener, smarter and healthier lives.

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