The objective of DevLab and the participating SMEs is to stimulate and facilitate the circulation of knowledge between universities and the industry. The flow of knowledge enables national and international business opportunities on the long term. The demand and research definitions stem from the industry partners (knowledge/technology push), whereas the universities and other insitutes facilitate the research.
By teaming up with other SMEs, organizing themselves in the co-operation DevLab, the companies join strengths and create critical mass. This enables them to secure their (international) market position on the mid and long term. A position which is mostly based on specific technological knowledge and expertise. Where SMEs individually are too small to accomplish this, as a partner in DevLab they can keep their leading position in technology. The critical mass also enables the definition of ambitious research assignments to universities, technical colleges and other research institutes.
The DevLab concept also bridges the gap between theoretical research to practical applications in the SMEs markets.
The continuous increase of technological knowledge is attained through leading and/or participation in various projects. See our project page.