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Province of Gelderland invests in CITC

December 19, 2018 – On December 19, the provincial council of Gelderland has decided in favor of public funding of the Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC). The province of Gelderland and the city of Nijmegen are investing 7.5 million and 2 million euros, respectively, over the next four years. This public funding will be used, combined with the other (private) funds, to set up CITC and execute its first innovation project.

Place to be for chip integration

A large number of organizations in the semiconductor-ecosystem (inside and outside the Nijmegen region) took the initiative of establishing CITC. Main initiators were Business Cluster Semiconductors , Novio Tech Campus and TNO Holst. All parties are pleased that both the province of Gelderland and the city of Nijmegen have confirmed their financial commitment. CITC is of great value for the international positioning of the region as ‘the place to be for chip integration’. CITC will attract talent and focus on innovations that will contribute to solving societal challenges. Over the past few months, all partners worked hard on the establishment of a strong portfolio of innovation projects. This means that upon its opening, CITC is off to a flying start.

Talent development

An important challenge for the parties involved is the regional attraction of human capital. Therefore, CITC will be partnering up with knowledge institutes, e.g. ROC Nijmegen, HAN, Radboud University and technical universities as TU Delft. Within the CITC, their goal is to realize new activities in the field of education and talent development.

CITC aims to open its doors in the second quarter of 2019.

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