Nijmegen is the city of Health and High Tech. Within these sectors, the city defined and focuses on five specific innovation areas.
Nijmegen is internationally known for its strong Health ecosystem. It has a solid knowledge base with Radboud University, Radboudumc and HAN. They are a key source for knowledge and know-how on themes like genetics, infectious diseases, nutrition and neurosciences. This knowledge is put to practice by Nijmegen’s both large and smaller companies. Within Health, Nijmegen has defined three main innovation areas: Drug Discovery & Development, Digital Health and Neuroscience/Healthy Brain.
Although Nijmegen is well known for its Health character, it’s high tech environment is just as impressive. It all started in 1953, when Philips N.V. moved into a facility in the center of town. Two years later, the construction of a large complex near Neerbosch followed. One factory after another was built here and it grew into one of the largest sites for semiconductor production in Europe.
Many years later, a strong high-tech network has formed on and around the previous Philips semiconductor production site. With world-class players, like NXP, Ampleon and Nexperia. And an ever growing ecosystem of promising chip companies, such as PinkRF, Trymax and NTS. Recently the region welcomed the Chip Integration Technology Center: an open innovation center, that aims at developing a new generation of chips.