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DSP Valley is an independent cluster of excellence in smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions. DSP Valley groups 100+ members: universities, research institutes and companies, from small start-ups, over SMEs to large international groups with a local R&D activity. DSP Valley offers its members a networking platform that allows them to explore each other’s expertise and that stimulates innovation by exploiting complementarities.
 
With its extensive offer of high quality activities DSP Valley is one of the top clusters in Europe in the area of smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions. Its activities include for example regional and international inter cluster B2B forums, Academia-to-Business forums, a shared group booth at international exhibitions, custom matchmaking events, technical seminars, a bi-monthly newsletter and brokerage services for participation in European ICT programs.

DSP Valley is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has a branch office in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Value Chain

Technologies covered are all kinds of signal processing, such as audio, video, intelligent sensors, or wireless/wired communication. Application    domains and markets include smart health (medical devices), smart home (energy-efficiency, comfort, infotainment), smart vehicles (automotive, navigation), etc.

DSP Valley stimulates entrepreneurship and open innovation by facilitating co-operation and partnerships for its member organisations. Activities include local and international matchmaking & brokerage events, participation in roadmapping exercises, sector representation, etc. DSP Valley also supports its members in marketing, communications, and HR matters. Its free Newsletter is distributed worldwide to nearly 3000 subscribers.

Tightly woven ecosystem

Since its creation in 1996, DSP Valley has been the catalyst in a large number of business and research co-operations, creating a tightly woven ecosystem of high-tech economic activity in Belgium and the Netherlands. The cluster also collaborates with similar networks and clusters in the semiconductor and embedded systems field all over Europe (System@tic, BICC-Net, Silicon Saxony, Electronics KTN, and others).

One of Europe’s top clusters

With its extensive offer of high quality activities DSP Valley is one of the top clusters in Europe in the area of smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions. Its activities include for example regional and international inter cluster B2B forums, Academia-to-Business forums, a shared group booth at international exhibitions, custom matchmaking events, technical seminars, a bi-monthly newsletter and brokerage services for participation in European ICT programs.

DSP Valley is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has a branch office in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The following diagram shows an example of how DSP Valley members have co-operated in helping a Belgian member in the Medical Devices domain design its hearing implants.