Gelderland is located strategically between the main ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam and the German Ruhr area. This location as well as the excellent infrastructure and accessibility by road, water, rail and through the air make Gelderland one of the most important investment regions of Europe. Thanks to its central position in Western Europe, big international companies have based their head-offices in this province.The varied scenery, the historical cities and the large off er of cultural events, the famous Kröller Müller Museum with the large Van Gogh collection and stadium theatre Gelredome with convertible pitch create a pleasant residential climate with thriving tourism. In 2016 for example, Gelderland was the number one holiday province of the Netherlands with no less than 2.8 million tourists. In Gelderland, knowledge and entrepreneurship are brought together in a targeted approach, partly by Wageningen University. Together with leading knowledge institutes and a large number of Gelderland food businesses, Food Valley NL is a fertile breeding ground for innovative agrofood companies. GreenTechAlliances is the Top Sector development programme for the emt and biobased economy in Gelderland.Gelderland is committed to 3 Top Sectors: Food,Health and Energy & Environmental Technology (emt). More than 160 knowledge institutes, businesses, care institutes and authorities operating along the ‘RedMedTech-highway’ from Twente to Eindhoven together form Health Valley, aimed at innovation and new business at the interface of health and technology. In Gelderland, knowledge and entrepreneurship are brought together in a targeted approach, partly by Wageningen University. Together with leading knowledge institutes and a large number of Gelderland food businesses, Food Valley NL is a fertile breeding ground for innovative agrofood companies. GreenTechAlliances is the Top Sector development programme for the emt and biobased economy in Gelderland.