Why Utrecht Region

In 2019, Utrecht Region was ranked one of the three most competitive regions on the European mainland for the fourth consecutive time. We aspire to set standards in creating smart solutions for Healthy Urban Living with ingenious technologies in life sciences and sustainability. From the favourable business climate and the central, well-connected location to the talented workforce and the high quality of life, there are so many reasons to choose this innovation hub as the destination for your business.

About Utrecht Region


Utrecht Region regularly tops the European Commission’s Regional Competitiveness Index, well ahead of cities like Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt. As a high-performing innovation hub for smart solutions, we offer a competitive, innovative and stable business climate with excellent academic and research infrastructure.

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Utrecht Region is a national transport hub located within 30 minutes of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with its superb international network. The region offers outstanding accessibility to the entire European market and possesses a world-class digital infrastructure.

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With the perfect mix of urban ambience and green space along with a thriving international community and smart city capabilities, Utrecht Region attracts many talented people who regard it as the ideal place to study, work and live. According to the Shanghai Ranking, the region has been home to the Netherlands’ best research university since 2003.

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By choosing Utrecht Region, you immediately become part of an extraordinary, collaborative community of creative talent, ambitious entrepreneurs, acclaimed research institutes and forward-thinking municipalities. We work together to develop creative smart city solutions that contribute to health and happiness in everyday urban life.

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