In the heart of Brainport, in the Brandevoort area of Helmond, we are realising Brainport Smart District. It comprises a housing estate of some 1,500 homes and an industrial park where technology, knowledge and innovation are used in tandem to create a more sustainable and better living environment. Residents are invited to be actively involved in the development of their neighbourhood and companies have the opportunity to develop, try out and reality test their technologies, products and services: a living lab.