Member regions

Tampere

In the Tampere region, technology industries employ 34 000 people in more than 1000 companies. The ICT sector alone employs over 10 000 people and half of these are working in the mobile cluster where companies like Nokia, NSN and Intel play a significant role in the region.

Baden-Wurttemberg

Baden-Württemberg is the 3rd largest federal state of Germany, both in size (35.751 km²) and in population (10.88 million). In 2015 Baden-Württemberg had a Gross Domestic Product of 461 billion Euro, making it one of the strongest economies in Europe with a market size of international level.

Catalonia

Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain and stands leader in Spain regarding the economic, industrial and business activity. The capital and largest city is Barcelona. Being only a 6% of the territory and hosting 7.6 million people, it accounts for nearly 20% of the Spanish GDP and 30% of the economic foreign sector.

Central-Denmark

In 2012 Aarhus won the bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2017. It is not a short term project, but a project which has a far-reaching and ambitious vision for Aarhus as a city involving the entire region. The year 2017 itself will serve as a beacon regarding the development programme for Aarhus and the region, which kicked off in 2013. The overall theme of Aarhus 2017 is “Rethink”.

Flanders

Flanders is the northern, Dutch-speaking region of Belgium. Flanders has a surface of 13.522 km² and accounts for some 60% of the total population. The Flemish Gross Regional Product provides 60% of the national GDP and is home to the majority of the country’s industry and workforce, the region also generates the major part of national trade.

Karnataka

The Southern-Indian state Karnataka is the fastest growing IT & multimedia media-hub in India.  Its capital Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is home to many educational and research institutions in India.

North-Brabant

Noord-Brabant is an enterprising, innovative and successful Dutch region in Europe and a wonderful place to live. Brabant counts 5082m2 and 2,4 million inhabitants. The region hosts 140.000 companies that create 1040400 jobs on 12.180 hectares of industrial real estate. The regional GDP is EUR 86554 million and the GDP growth is 3,2%.

Oklahoma

With a population of approximately 3,850,568, Oklahoma is the 28th largest state in the U.S. Its GDP is approximately $160.9 billion and Forbes has named it the 14th best state for business.  Forbes also recently ranked Oklahoma’s two cities, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the capital city, as the top cities in the U.S. for young entrepreneurs.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America. Boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, RIo is the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world.

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland: the warmest of welcomes, breathtaking beauty, innovative, creative and inclusive.

Y.R.D. based in Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China, with a total population of near 24 million as of 2013. It is a global financial center and a transport hub with the world’s busiest container port.