Research with impact
Since its establishment in 1946, CWI’s pioneering research in mathematics and computer science has continued until today, as well as our impact of knowledge transfer on society The growing number of CWI’s panel of successful spin-off companies is an effective way to realize knowledge exchange and innovation in the market.
Many of our key research projects have evolved into powerful independent companies - some achieved a worldwide impact. Our relationships with these visionary enterprises take several forms. Whilst we often hold a financial shareholding at the beginning, some companies move on to become major partners in high profile mergers and buy-outs. Other spin-offs consciously opt for long-term research relationships with us in their positioning. A number of them operate independently, happy to collaborate with CWI in various ways while strengthening their position in the market.
In 2000 the institute founded CWI Incubator BV to generate high tech spin-off companies. CWI Inc. is a dedicated in-house company with the aim of providing an ideal environment for researchers to measure their abilities in the business world with minimum early risk, and successful ventures to accelerate on a firm footing into the mainstream of world commerce. CWI Inc. offers a fertile ground on which sound new ideas can be prepared for a successful start in the rapidly advancing, but fiercely competive, high-tech market.