Telematica Instituut is a unique partnership between the business community, research centres and government, to perform research in the field of telematics for the public and private sectors. The emphasis is on rapidly translating fundamental knowledge into market-oriented applications. The institute's objective is to strengthen the competitiveness and innovative strength of Dutch business, as well as improving the quality of our society through the proper application of telematics. To achieve this, the institute brings together leading researchers from various institutions and disciplines.
The Dutch government supports Telematica Instituut under its "leading technological institutes" scheme. The institute is managed and funded by top companies such as IBM, KPN, Lucent Technologies and ING. At the same time it combines the strengths of various well-known centres of expertise, such as the Universities of Delft, Tilburg and Twente, CWI and TNO.
Participation in the Telematics Consortium is open to other companies and research centres. Telematica Instituut is run by a central organisation in Enschede, which is responsible for the business operations, marketing and management, as well as part of the research.