Member regions


Baden-Württemberg is the third largest federal state of Germany, both in size (35.674 km²) and in population (11 million). In 2020, Baden-Württemberg had a Gross Domestic Product of 501 billion Euro, making it one of the strongest economies in Europe with a market size of international level.

Basque country

The Basque Country may be small but it has a big identity. With over 5,000 years of history, it conserves a unique culture and the oldest language in Europe. Today it’s a modern country with a human development rating that places it in eighth place in the world, according to the United Nations (PNUD).


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.


Aarhus and Central Denmark Region is a region with a strong cultural profile. This is the result of a long and determined cultural-political effort and a strong collaboration between the city’s cultural players and the municipality.


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.


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.


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%.


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

Shanghai – Yangtze river delta region

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.


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.

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