DIF Sponsors

DIF is supported by:

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

The Ministry promotes the Netherlands as a country of enterprise with a strong international competitive position and an eye for sustainability. It is committed to creating an excellent entrepreneurial business climate, by creating the right conditions and giving entrepreneurs room to innovate and grow. By paying attention to nature and the living environment. By encouraging cooperation between research institutes and businesses. This is how we enhance our leading positions in agriculture, industry, services and energy and invest in a powerful, sustainable country.


Platinum sponsors

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The “Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership” (ECSEL) is a Joint Undertaking established in June 2014 by the European Union Council Regulation No 561/2014. It is a public-private partnership that will engage, for 2014 to 2020, up to 1.17 billion euro funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, combining it with a commensurate amount of national/regional funding and participants’ own contributions to leverage about 5 billion euro Research and Innovation investments in nanoelectronics, Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems, and system integration technologies. The R&D actors are represented by the associations AENEAS, ARTEMISIA and EPoSS. Find out more via: ECSEL website.


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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.


Gold sponsors

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Thales is active in Defence, Security, Space, Aerospace and Ground Transportation sectors, with 64,000 employees operating in 56 countries and a 15B€ sales and 16.5 B€ order intake in 2016. We serve customers by providing tools, technologies for understanding complex situations in a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected and interdependent, where security depends on the ability to timely decide and act to obtain the best outcomes. We innovate in areas such as large scale software-driven systems, secure communications, sensors (radar, sonar, optical), supervision, on-board electronics, satellites and systems integration where human factors are central to all. More information: www.thalesgroup.com


Silver sponsors

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At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. We will be the best place to work for people sharing our passion. Together we will deliver superior value for our customers and shareholders. Please visit http://www.philips.nl/innovationandyou