Cleverland

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Knowledge region
Cleverland!

This is the border area between Rhine and Meuse with the three cities of Krefeld, Mönchengladbach and Venlo!

Cleverland has everything a knowledge region needs:

  • Universities with a wide range of interesting courses
  • Quality education and further education
  • Innovative companies at the top
  • A creative climate for innovation and smart start-ups
  • A high quality of living
  • Innovative research- and development projects

We are creating moments of happiness

‘At our garden centre, people enjoy a fun day out with the entire family, even if it looks a bit different these days’. Peggy Leurs talks about the success formula of the Venlo family business Leurs garden centre.

There are few other shops that are able to attract as many Dutch and German customers as Leurs garden centre.

‘In structural transformation, knowledge is the key factor’

“In Mönchengladbach, the promotion of knowledge transfer, innovation and qualification is the essential boost for shaping the future,” says Hartmut Wnuck, chairman of the board of the Mönchengladbach Knowledge Campus and chairman of the board of the Stadtsparkasse Mönchengladbach.

‘Freedom in selecting my own learning path’

Trang Le from Vietnam is studying Logistics Management – International Fresh Business Management at the Fontys Venlo University of Applied Sciences.

Trang Le is joining the BILL program of Brightland Campus Greenport Venlo, a hybrid, innovative learning environment, where students learn through real business cases.

Living

Knowledge region Cleverland is an area with a high quality of living. Life is good in larger cities such as Venlo, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. There are many urban facilities available; a wide cultural offer, various sports clubs and extensive hospitality and nightlife options.

You can also enjoy nature and the numerous recreational opportunities in a green environment. The costs of living are relatively low and don’t forget another advantage – being located in the heart of Europe. Explore the cities and landscape in Cleverland!

News

“We are creating moments of happiness”

Peggy Leurs talks about the success formula of the Venlo family business Leurs garden centre. 16-11-2020

“In structural transformation, knowledge is the key factor”

"In Mönchengladbach, the promotion of knowledge transfer and innovation is the boost for shaping the future," says Hartmut Wnuck, 04-11-2020

“With our startup we are in exactly the right spot”

Steffen Gerlach and Reiner Mantsch want to recycle old textiles to make fibres new as ever. 04-11-2020

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