According to Barry Peet and Willem Endhoven, managing directors of respectively BCSEMI NL and High Tech NL, the joining of forces was an obvious decision. “This way we form one face and point of contact for government, knowledge institutes and businesses”. Both parties aim at starting the integration from January 1st 2020.
“A strong message,” according to Paul van Attekum and Charles Smit, chairmen of respectively High Tech NL and BCSEMI NL. “The future of the Dutch High Tech industry requires constant innovation and collaboration between industry and knowledge institutes. We know, by experience, how difficult the fragmentation of organisations can be. With this development, we’re jointly giving the right example. Together we can facilitate operational agility, efficiency and a strong branding of the Dutch technological industry.”