Holst Centre and the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) announced a partnership to help SMEs convert Holst Centre’s knowledge and patents into new innovations. The BOM will make this knowledge available to innovative SMEs and start-ups via licensing agreements.
Holst Centre is an open innovation centre that carries out applied research into new applications for wireless sensor technologies and flexible electronics. Under this new agreement, BOM Business Development will work closely with Holst Centre to actively approach market players and clusters who can bring the relevant knowledge to market.
"The close cooperation with Holst Centre makes it possible to develop technical innovations faster and to continue our mission to address societal challenges in an entrepreneurial manner," said Jan Pelle, Director of the BOM.
Managing Directors Ton van Mol and Bert Gyselinckx also see benefits for Holst Centre in this new arrangement. "Through this new collaboration with the BOM, we can more quickly reach a much larger selection of high-tech SMEs and share our latest developments.