Marc JacobsProjectmanager Brainport Development
AIRPORT – SEAPORT - BRAINPORTthe three pillars of the Dutch economy Top Sectors •Agro food •Horticulture and base materials •Energy •Logistics •Creative industry •Life Sciences •Chemistry •Water •HIGH-TECH
What do all these top technology regions have in common? Winner ICF Award 2011!
1. The industrial high-tech heart of the Netherlands with a technology and design base: Where high-tech meets design2. Leader in top technology and (open) innovation; nearly a third of all Dutch research and development spending takes place in Brainport3. 50% of whole Dutch business R&D expenditure takes place in Brainport4. Highest patent density of Europe5. Together with the rest of the province of Noord-Brabant the Eindhoven region produces a quarter of all Dutch export6. Over 12.000 International knowledge workers do their utmost best every day to boost the economy in Brainport7. Over 55.000 jobs in High-Tech industry with many dual career opportunities8. The international triple helix model for cooperation between industry, knowledge institutions and government. Keywords: open innovation and clustering9. Home to leading campuses (e.g. High Tech Campus Eindhoven, High Tech Automotive Campus Helmond)
Top technology institutes: • Dutch Polymer Institute • Embedded Systems Institute • Holst Centre • TNO • TNO Automotive • TTAI • ECN • FOM The Eindhoven University of Technology is among the world’s ten best-performing research universities in terms of research cooperation with industry. UIRC Scoreboard, 2011• 50% of whole Dutch business R&D expenditure• Highest patent density in Europe• Many high tech start ups• Keywords: open innovation and clustering
The Southeast of the Netherlandsaccounts for 50% of whole Dutchbusiness R&D expenditure
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Coming toReasons to come and stay• Job or education• Professional growth opportunities• Reputation of specific company or institute• Proximity European cultures and countries• Multilingual skills in the Netherlands• Tolerant, open-minded society• High standard in quality of life: High tech, high green & high culture• Work-Life balance: overwork is an exception rather than a standard
Coming to• Opportunities for internships, bachelors, masters, Phd’s, Pdengs and postdocs.• How to find job openings in the Netherlands Google for jobs and visit careersites organizations (vacancies, internships & talent programs): http://brainporttalentregion.com Examples of job boards: http://www.academictransfer.com/; http://www.careersinholland.com/; http://www.exposurejobs.com/; http://www.monsterboard.nl/; www.eurojobs.com/ Examples of recruitment agencies: http://www.xelvin.com/; http://www.tmc.nl/; http://www.undutchables.nl/ ; www.yacht.nl Examples of expat initiatives with a lot information for internationals about the Netherlands : http://www.iamexpat.nl; http://www.expatica.com; http://expatguideholland.com; Social Media: LinkedIn (find information about organizations, employees and vacancies: facebook for business purposes)
Coming toThe Dutch are openminded, punctual and organized, so: – Never visit a company without the prior appointment. Dutch people are glued to their agendas privately and in business – Always be in time; call if you cannot make it on time – Bring copies of your curriculum vitae, diplomas, references, etc. – The recruiter will ask questions about your experiences, your strengths and weaknesses, your motivation for the job, but also about personal details and leisure activities – Make sure you show enthousiasm and self confidence – Don’t brag about your own achievements or over exaggerate your skills. Dutch people value modesty and anyone who tries to show off can be disqualified – At the end of the interview it is normal to ask some questions yourself
Settling inWorking conditions• SalaryAverage salaries for academic starters range between € 2700 and € 3400 grossa month – also depending on education and experience, which comes down toaround € 2100 - € 2800 net a month. After a Phd you will obtain: € 500 extra.• Fringe benefits- Average of 25 to 35 holiday days- In The Netherlands every employee has the right to 8% yearly holiday money.- Almost every company offers pension insurance, most part paid by theemployer.- When you get ill you get paid a 100% during your illness.- Health insurance costs are average € 100 per month.- In certain cases of unemployment, you can receive government allowance.
Settling inRegulation & visa for international knowledgeworkers:• EU & EEA (European Economic Area) CitizensAllowed to work with EU passport• Non-EU citizensKnowledge migrant rules:< 30 years old, minimal annual gross salary requirement is € 37,121> 30 years old, minimal annual gross salary requirement is € 50,619For persons who have obtained a diploma in the Netherlands, the minimumannual salary requirement is € 26,605 gross a year.Major tax advantages for international knowledge workers: In a nutshell andin general, this means that 30% of your salary can be paid tax-free.• One stop shop at the expatcenters in the Netherlandsto arrange formalities, housing, taxation, finance & insurance, education &careers, personal & social needs, and culture & leisure activities.For example: Expatcenter South Netherlands:http://www.expatguideholland.com/
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