Integration of technology-based research and its application in specific domains is a clear focus of CTIT. Therefore, our mission is To be an internationally acknowledged scientific research institute in the area of design and application of advanced telematics and information technology systems, and their integration into user environments . This means: bringing together two worlds: technological knowledge and implementation in a selected set of application areas . The mission is reflected in the wide range of disciplines from which the research staff are drawn. The spectrum of groups involved ranges from primarily technology oriented towards highly application oriented. This broad participation is a key condition to enable fast response to the needs of multidisciplinary research and places the CTIT in a strong and unique position.
The institute maintains an extensive network of contacts and working relations with academia and industry. This network includes a number of companies, universities and research institutes, health care organisations, financial institutes, governmental organisations, and logistics service providers. CTIT also has a special link with start-up companies in the high-tech sector, many of which have set up shop at the Business and Science Park bordering the University of Twente campus. Participating departments: |- Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science; |- School of Management and Governance; |- Engineering Technology; |- Behavioral Sciences.