CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), has followed a dual mission
since its foundation in 1946. Our pioneering mathematics and computer sciences research of the highest international
calibre continues today, however, at the same time we aim to put our discoveries at the disposal of society. One of
our most effective windows to the market is a growing panel of successful spin-off businesses.
Many of our key research projects have evolved into powerful independent trading companies - some achieved a world wide
impact. Our relationships with these visionary enterprises take several forms. Whilst we often hold a financial
shareholding at the beginning, some companies move on to become major partners in high profile mergers and buy-outs.
Others deliberately foster continuing research links with us as one of their prime strengths. A number operate
independently, happy to co-operate with us in a variety of ways as they grow.
CWI Inc. is established as a dedicated company with the aim of providing an ideal environment for researchers to
measure their abilities in the business world with minimum early risk, and successful ventures to accelerate on a firm
footing into the mainstream of world commerce. The role of CWI Inc. is to be the fertile seedbed where sound new ideas
can be prepared to succeed in rapidly advancing, but fiercely competitive, high-tech marketplaces.