Alderman for economy, Brainport, innovation, education and sport
“As the Municipal Executive, we have already said before that we see many links between the Formula E race and our city and region. In terms of the economy, mobility, sustainability and above all in terms of innovation.
As the Metropolitan Region of Eindhoven we’re always looking for tomorrow’s solutions, and in the field of mobility too. An attractive event with electric cars, such as Formula E, can help to get people enthusiastic about innovation and increased sustainability.
These are things we believe are important.”
Managing Director, Eindhoven365 city marketing, involved in the initiative from the start
“Eindhoven is the key city in our ambitious region, and it’s building a brand where unconventional thinking and collaboration lead to unique results. What’s more, Eindhoven is a city with a strong automotive ecosystem. For years now we have been watching the up-and-coming Formula E racing class with great interest, and now that the major automobile brands are getting involved, this makes the event an even more attractive prospect for our city. What also appeals to Eindhoven city marketing is the total experience that Formula E creates in the city and region, the impressive interaction with the public that goes far beyond a normal race event. So if we can get Eindhoven on the race calendar together with world cities such as Paris and New York, it will make us enormously proud and we’ll truly embrace this challenge.”
Director Automotive Campus
“The Automotive Campus supports the initiative to bring the Formula-E race to the Brainport region.
Formula E stands for new technology and sustainability. Brainport shares the same core values and these are also
the themes that the Automotive Campus Helmond stands for.
The Automotive Campus works daily on the new, sustainable mobility of the future. An event such as the Formula-E race
in the Brainport Region will benefit the international image as an innovative top region ”.
Willem van der Leegte
President and CEO
“With its focus on innovation and technology, an event like Formula E is of course a perfect fit for Eindhoven and for VDL Groep. As a European leader in the field of heavy vehicle electrification (buses, trucks and automated guided vehicles) we are strongly in favour of this quiet and clean car race coming to Eindhoven. What’s more, as the Netherlands’ only serial automotive manufacturer, we naturally love cars.”
High Tech Campus Eindhoven
“In order to boost the region’s attractiveness for businesses and talent, we as Campus are always on the lookout for smart and innovative partnerships with organisations that are aiming for the same thing. This initiative is a perfect match for our goal of ongoing innovation and constantly delivering surprises – so a collaboration between our startups and companies such as TomTom, Holst Centre, NXP, ABB and Philips is now a logical next step.”
CEO | President Holmatro Group N.V.
worldwide FIA partner rescue equipment
“As official Global FIA partner, we think it would be fantastic if the Formula E race were to come to Eindhoven. This would be the perfect match for Dutch/Brabant high-tech companies such as Holmatro as well as for the Brainport Eindhoven high-tech region.”