Since Roman times the Utrecht Region has been a hub for new developments and learning: a laboratory for new meaningful ideas and excellence. The Utrecht Region provides a vibrant, creative, young, inspirational and international environment for leading innovations that help people live greener, smarter and healthier lives.
Three times already the Utrecht Region ended in the top 3 of most competitive regions in Europe (first place in 2010 & 2013, second in 2016,Joint Research Centre - European Commission). Retaining this position is a key condition for the economic and innovative power of the Utrecht Region. The EBU and it's partners developed a comprehensive agenda to further enhance the international quality and reputation of the region.