Turning one location R&D location into an R&D ecosystem of 235 companies. The driving force behind the establishment of High Tech Campus Eindhoven was Philips. It al started in 1964 with the first buildings in the South of Eindhoven, to act as a single location for all its national R&D activities. This approach proved highly successful. The atmosphere of openness and the concentration of high-end knowledge produced considerable interaction between researchers of different technical disciplines. Philips decided in 2003 to open up the Campus to other technological companies. High Tech Campus Eindhoven is born: massive growth with numerous innovative companies keen to become part of this R&D hotspot. In March 2012 the Campus was acquired by Ramphastos Investments, an independent organisation lead by Marcel Boekhoorn. In recent years, the Campus expanded further with the establishment of new companies and expansion of already established companies.