This consortium is built upon an initiative of Dutch SME's. Due to a need for innovation cooperation has been sought with the Technical Universities, which at this moment are represented by 6 different faculties. All industrial partners have a successful history of collaboration with research institutions and a pronounced long-term commitment towards the development of new devices based on piezo-electric materials. Each of the academic partners is a recognised specialist in their area of expertise.
The Applied Piezo Foundation, created by industry leaders in 2005, will be the key instrument for distributing the knowledge gained through SMARTMIX.