The Economic Board Utrecht (EBU) was founded on October 31, 2012. It is a unique cooperation between business communities, authorities, knowledge and social institutes in a joint effort to further strengthen the regional economy and spur innovations that make people’s lives healthier and more sustainable. The board has 17 board members. EBU has the strong belief that economic value is best found in cross-sectoral businesses & cooperation and regards societal challenges as a major market opportunity. EBU focusses on three themes: Healthy living, Green economy, and Service innovation.