John Blankendaal (1961) is Managing Director of Brainport Industries. Brainport Industries is a network of more than 100 tier-one, tier-two and tier three suppliers in the open high tech supply network in The Netherlands. Brainport Industries connects these suppliers so that they can cooperate and share knowledge to accelerate their business. Projects are clustered around ‘Technology’, ‘Market’, and ‘People’. Brainport Industries is project director of 2 fieldlabs. In his presentation John Blankendaal will explain in more detail about objective and approach of Advanced Manufacturing in The Netherlands.