Phillips, the lighting and technology giant, made Eindhoven the center of its operations for over a century. Then the company relocated to Amsterdam, eliminating 10,000 jobs but leaving its R&D facilities running.

Responding to crisis, the city joined with other municipalities, universities and companies to fund a public-private partnership to develop projects boosting the region’s competitiveness in life technologies, automotive, high-tech systems, design, food and nutrition. Its open-innovation approach was so successful that Forbes magazine named Eindhoven the most inventive city in the world in 2013.

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